Holiday Delights and Balanced Bites: 10 Festive Treat Recipes

Holiday Delights and Balanced Bites: 10 Festive Treat Recipes

Dive into the holiday with our 10 festive treat recipes to make this season extra sweet.  From our silky chocolate hazelnut mousse, and festive jumbo party mince pie, to our beetroot chocolate bread – our selection of macro-friendly treats allows you to indulge without compromise.

We’ve got Christmas biscotti, peanut butter Christmas cookies, and a Christmas pudding protein balls recipe to bring you all those incredible festive flavors this season.  Treat yourself to a holiday chocolate truffle, enjoy an eggnog protein smoothie just because, or cozy up with a festive chai hot chocolate.  

Let the festivities commence and enjoy the spirit of the holidays without compromising your commitment to health and balance!

1. Silky Hazelnut Mousse

Festive Silky Hazelnut Mousse Dessert: 269 Calories, 17g Fat, 27g Carbs, 3g Protein

Macros for Silky Hazelnut Mousse

Per Serving: Calories 269, Fat 17g, Carbs 27g,  Protein 3g

Christmas and chocolate are a duo as iconic as Santa and Rudolf! Our Silky Hazelnut Mousse is the perfect macro-friendly dessert at 269 calories, with 17g of fat, 17g of carbs, and 3g of protein. Imagine a velvety blend of rich dark chocolate, creamy coconut milk, and hazelnut butter, topped with crunchy hazelnuts.  Okay, we are salivating… Pop in the fridge overnight, and you’ve got yourself a delightful Christmas decadence served cold! It’s one of our festive treat recipes that your taste buds deserve. 

2. Jumbo Party Mince Pie

Jumbo Party Mince Pie, 259 calories, 12g Fat, 36g Carbs, 2g Protein

Macros for Jumbo Party Mince Pie

Per Serving: Calories 259, Fat 12g, Carbs 36g,  Protein 2g

Our Jumbo Party Mince Pie is a must-try for all the festive flavor seekers. Made with a mouthwatering blend of apple, dried fruit, black cherries, roasted hazelnuts, and a burst of citrus from orange zest and juice, all mingling with warm and comforting festive spices. Topped with homemade pastry, this jumbo delight is then baked to golden perfection. At just 259 calories per slice, with 12g of fat, 36g of carbs, and 2g of protein, it’s a true crowd-pleaser that pairs perfectly with a cozy cup of tea. 

3. Beetroot Chocolate Bread

Festive Beetroot Chocolate Bread Recipe, 10g Fat, 20g Carbs, 3g Protein, 167 Calories per slice

Macros for Beetroot Chocolate Bread

Per Serving: Calories 167, Fat 10g, Carbs 20g,  Protein 3g

Our Beetroot Chocolate Bread recipe is a treat for the chocolate lover in you, with a surprising twist that’ll make this a standout star in your festive spread!  Packed with wholesome goodness and a touch of indulgence, this recipe blends the rich decadence of dark chocolate with the earthy sweetness of beetroot for a truly sublime festive treat. 

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4. Christmas Biscotti

Christmas Biscotti Cookies - 85 calories per serving, 4g Fat, 13g Carbs, 1g Protein

Macros for Christmas Biscotti

Per Serving: Calories 85, Fat 4g, Carbs 13g,  Protein 1g

Guess what’s stealing the show this Christmas? Our Christmas Biscotti! These crunchy little Italian cookies dipped in heavenly dark chocolate are just 85 calories per serving.  Treat yourself to a light festive snack or if you’re feeling extra generous, why not share the love and make a batch to gift to your friends and loved ones?  After all, Christmas is the time for sharing!  Or just keep them all to yourself – no judgment here.

5. Christmas Pudding Protein Balls

Christmas Pudding Protein Balls, 5g Fat, 19g Carbs, 3g Protein, 125 calories per ball

Macros for Christmas Pudding Protein Balls

Per Serving: Calories 125, Fat 5g, Carbs 19g,  Protein 3g

Roll into the festive season with our Christmas Pudding Protein Balls! These little bites of joy are made using pitted Medjool dates, raisins, vanilla protein powder, and pecans, all infused with the warmth of holiday spices, cocoa powder, and a zing of orange zest. Each bite is a taste of the holidays that won’t derail your nutrition goals.  Perfect to make ahead of time and enjoy for up to 4 days, that’s if they hang around that long! 

6. Holiday Chocolate Truffles

20 Holiday Chocolate Truffles, 4g Fat, 6g Carbs, 1g Protein and 66 Calories per truffle

Macros for Christmas Pudding Protein Balls

Per Serving: Calories 66, Fat 4g, Carbs 6g,  Protein 1g

Our Holiday Chocolate Truffles prove that good things come in small, chocolatey packages!  Made with rich dark chocolate, oat milk, and vanilla, then rolled in a cocoa powder dusting, this recipe makes 20 deliciously decadent truffles.  Simple and delicious. 

7. Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies - 16g Fat, 12g Carbs, 5g Protein, 209 calories per cookie

Macros for Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Per Serving: Calories 209, Fat 16g, Carbs 12g,  Protein 5g

Guess who’s tracking more than just reindeer this Christmas? We hear Santa’s got his eyes on the macros and is a big fan of our Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies! Whip up a batch of these festive favorites, not just to keep the big guy jolly, but to spread the holiday cheer among your family and friends. 

8. Eggnog Protein Smoothie

Festive Eggnog Protein Smoothie, 12g Fat, 50g Carbs, 29g Protein, 396 Calories

Macros for Eggnog Protein Smoothie

Per Serving: Calories 396, Fat 12g, Carbs 50g,  Protein 29g

Get into the festive spirit with our Eggnog Protein Smoothie! It’s basically a warm hug in a glass, filled with those familiar, comforting spices. Whether you need a cozy start to chilly mornings or a post-workout energy boost, this homemade recipe has got you covered. Say goodbye to store-bought eggnog with all its sugar and preservatives – whip up this healthy and delicious alternative for a truly tasty holiday treat.

9. Orange Spiced Hot Chocolate

Cup of Festive Orange Spiced Hot Chocolate, 137 calories, 4g fat, 25g carbs and 2g protein

Macros for Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Per Serving: Calories 396, Fat 12g, Carbs 50g,  Protein 29g

Elevate your hot chocolate game this holiday season with our irresistible Orange Spiced Hot Chocolate.  A warm, comforting blend of cocoa with a zesty twist of orange and warm spices, topped with heavenly whipped coconut cream.  Decadent and delicious, all for just 137 calories.

10. Festive Chai Hot Chocolate

Festive Chai Hot Chocolate - 3g Fat, 13g Carbs, 2g Protein and 91 calories

Macros for Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Per Serving: Calories 91, Fat 3g, Carbs 13g,  Protein 2g

Who needs Starbucks when you have our Festive Chai Hot Chocolate? Say goodbye to coffee shop queues and indulge in the decadence of our irresistibly tasty and healthy homemade recipe. At just 91 calories per cup, this festive treat is made using cocoa powder, almond milk, and a medley of warm spices.  All you need now is a blanket and the perfect holiday movie!

Festive Wrap Up

So, as you navigate through the season’s celebrations and temptations, remember that staying on track isn’t about deprivation but rather about making choices that nourish both your body and your festive spirit. Embrace the joy of the season, enjoy the healthier alternatives with our festive treat recipes, and have a truly happy and wholesome holiday!

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