With these recipes there is no excuse not to enjoy a healthy Christmas. We don’t need to spend the day (or week!) overloading on sugar and refined carbs, instead enjoy nourishing food that is delicious and that still feels like a treat. We will definitely be making some of these recipes and I hope they help you to enjoy a healthy, stress-free Christmas.
Chocolate Bark: Chocolate bark makes a great food gift or a handy treat to have on hand for visitors. I love serving a piece with coffee after lunch.
1. Chocolate Bark—Wholefood Simply
A very christmas-looking dark chocolate bark made with goji berries and pistachios. Get the full recipe here
2. White Chocolate Raspberry Bark—Primally Inspired
Again such a beautiful looking bark with the red and white contrasting colours! This smooth and creamy white chocolate bark has a delicious zing from the raspberries. Get the full recipe here
Ginger Baking: Ginger treats and biscuits are a great baking activity to do with the kids, only this year make them a little healthier with these real food alternatives.
3. Christmas Gingerbread—The Whole Daily
A lovely spicy recipe for gluten-free ginger bread. Get the full recipe here
4. Christmas Ginger Blondie—Real Food Pledge
Fill your house this Christmas with the warming smell of ginger in these Christmas Blondies and have fun decorating the top with patterns. Get the full recipe here
Bliss Balls: What I love about Bliss Balls is that you can make them ahead of time and you always have something on hand to take to gatherings, offer people at home, or surprise/bribe your kids with a treat.
5. Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls—Mummy Made.It via Frankies Feast
Bliss balls look great on any Christmas table and apparently these chocolate orange bliss balls taste like raw jaffas! You have to make these. Get the full recipe here
6. Chocolate Coconut Clusters—Soulful Skin
For Christmas we have renamed these Chocolate Covered Snowballs. They make a great decoration on a platter of Christmas treats. Get the full recipe here
Dessert: There must be dessert! Try one of these refined sugar-free desserts that are still sweet enough to impress but are full of healthy ingredients.
7. White Christmas Macaroon Trifle—I Quit Sugar
Take the time to prep this delicious dessert ahead of time and you won’t regret it! This dessert will definitely impress family and friends. Get the full recipe here
8. Refined sugar-free Berry Pavlova—I Breathe, I’m Hungry
In Australia or New Zealand, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a good pavlova. This recipe uses xylitol instead of sugar but still makes a delicious, chewy, crunchy, light pavlova. We made this recipe last year, it makes 6 small servings or one large pavlova. Enjoy! Get the full recipe here
I hope you enjoy these recipes and be sure to share them with your friends. Stay safe, happy and healthy this Christmas.