‘Tis the season for eating! But between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, and Christmas gatherings, your body can experience a bit of a sugar overload – which can be especially concerning if you’re diabetic. However, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on those classic Christmas recipes. There are plenty of tasty low-sugar holiday desserts out there. The best part is that with the right recipes, you (and your guests) won’t know the difference. We know the holidays can get a little hectic, so to help you out, we’ve pulled together some healthy Christmas desserts that everyone will enjoy.
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. This ode to peppermint bark is both low carb and low sugar, which can only be described as a Christmas miracle. Plus, the addition of coffee offers an extra depth of flavor that is sure to be a hit at your next party.
Added bonus: Not a fan of coffee or want to appeal to younger guests? No problem. The coffee can easily be removed from the recipe.
If gift shopping and festive activities are draining your battery, these delicious brownie bites are the extra boost you need. There’s no added sugar since the sweetness comes primarily from the chopped dates and chocolate. Not only are they great diabetic Christmas treats, but they can also be a thoughtful holiday goodie for your health-conscious neighbors.
Still not over pumpkin season? Neither are we. What we love most about this pumpkin spice recipe is that it’s sugar-free, letting you indulge without any guilt and easily manage your blood sugar levels. If you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, this recipe is also dairy-free. But the real cherry on top is that it can be made in just five minutes. That’s less time than it takes to eat it.
Best described as little slices of heaven. These healthy, refined-sugar-free bars hit the spot when you’re craving something light and fruity. Just one bite and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a tropical paradise (even if it is snowing outside).
If you love warming up with apple cider, these apple spice donut holes are the perfect pair. Though they look like regular donut holes, they’re packed full of flavor and nutrients. The amount of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins in apples alone are helpful with heart disease prevention. Additionally, the antioxidants in cinnamon can help boost your immune system. With their health benefits and lack of sugar, this is a recipe you’ll want to keep close by this season.
Leave traditional gingerbread for decorating. This elegant alternative is full of fiber and uses stevia (a zero-calorie sweetener from stevia plants) instead of refined sugar. The lemon adds brightness to the flavor which makes it extra tasty. What’s also nice about it is that it freezes well and can be thawed before you’re ready to eat it. Basically, it’s the dessert that keeps on giving.
This isn’t just any pecan pie. No. It’s a low-sugar, low-carb chocolate pecan pie. A new spin on an original. The creator of the recipe also includes several ingredient alternatives so you can use items you already have at home and any flavors you prefer.
With no sugar included, a better name for them might be “no-sugar cookies.” If you love decorating and eating them, this healthy recipe will be a hit with the whole family. What’s also convenient is that they don’t rise or spread when they bake, so they always keep their shape. That means no more lopsided Christmas trees or unrecognizable reindeer.