Whether you are looking for a healthier holiday treat to bring to a party, or you want something delicious and healthy to enjoy with your family, here some Healthy Christmas treats that are just as good for you as they taste!
Easy Sugar Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 cup Baking stevia (or 2/3 cup sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 cups Whole natural almonds
- 1 large Egg white, whisked
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray, (or you could use parchment paper or a silpat mat.)
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, sweetener, and salt. In a medium bowl, toss the almonds in the egg white, until the almonds are evenly coated. (The egg white is what binds the spice mixture to the nuts.) Pour cinnamon mixture over the top of the nuts and stir to coat evenly.
Spread nuts evenly over prepared baking pan and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until coating is no longer sticky or wet. Turn off oven and let sit in the warm oven for about 10 minutes. If the nuts are clumping together, break nuts apart. Enjoy, wrap up for a gift, or store in a sealed container for up to two weeks for a yummy snack!
Cranberry Crumble Bars
- 1 cup Quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cupWhole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
- 1/3 cup Packed brown sugar (or sugar free version)
- 1/4 cup Butter, softened
- 1 pkg(12 oz) Fresh cranberries
- 1(15 oz can) Mandarin oranges
- 1/2 tbs Sugar free orange jello mix (dry mix)
- 1/4 cup Baking stevia OR 1/2 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar
-  Ideal is a brand of sweetener that is new and is made with 99% all natural sugar alternatives for less calories than normal sugar, and 0 grams of sugar
The estimated total time to make this recipe is 45-50 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, and brown sugar. Stir in butter until butter and flour/oats are combined. Set aside 2/3 cup of the mixture for the topping. To form the bottom crust, press the remainder of the mixture into prepared baking dish.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, combine the cranberries, mandarin oranges, jello mix, and sweetener in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium high heat for 20-25 minutes, or until berries have popped, and mixture is beginning to thicken.
Pour filling over crust, and sprinkle remainder of the oat mixture over the top of the cranberry filling. Bake for 35 minutes, turn oven off, and allow bars to sit in the oven for an additional 15 minutes, (this allows cranberry filling to set).
Remove bars from the oven and allow to cool the rest of the way. Cut bars into 9 even squares. Enjoy!
Wishing you all wonderful healthy holidays!
recipes and pictures from Dashing Dish