6 Healthy Christmas cookie ideas

This holiday season can get busy and overwhelming for most of us and while many would love to just crash after a long day with a tub of Christmas cookies and binge holiday bake-off shows it may not be a feel-good option every single night. Here are a few Christmas cookie ideas that may help your drop in blood sugar with some extra fiber or protein this holiday season! Don’t forget to wash down with a cold glass of milk to get in some extra protein!

  1. Almond butter cookie bars
Almond Butter Bars photo courtesy of Vegukate

These are Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly! Almond butter is not delicious but it’s packed with fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, B vitamins, and protein. Almonds also help stabilize blood sugar and lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. 

2. Coconut Macaroons with chocolate, ginger & pistachio

Photo courtesy of A Tasty Love Story

These classy looking macaroons with pistachios that are rich in fiber and healthy fats!

3. Nuts and Seeds Toffee Bars

photo courtesy of Healthful Pursuit

I have a real weakness for anything toffee so these little squares are a favorite of ours! Its also vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free, soy-free, …whew, did I miss any ‘free’??

4. Chocolate peppermint truffles 

photo courtesy of The Smart Cookie Blog

You will be blown away that these truffles are made of mostly chickpeas and dates! 

5. Almond and cinnamon Christmas stars

photo courtesy of Heavenlynn Healthy

Lots of healthy substitutions on these Christmas stars including chia eggs instead of eggs!

6. White chocolate peppermint biscotti

photo courtesy of Foodfaithfitness

 These white chocolate peppermint biscotti are gluten-free and have zero butter in them!!! Taylor from Food Faith Fitness substitutes avocado for butter in these breakfast appropriate cookies!

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