Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciousness … or subject your friends and family to “weird” food. From sugar plums to eggnog, herbal holiday treats are yummy and festive. They just happen to be good for you, too. Here are 5 healthy holiday recipes to make and share with your loved ones this season.
1. Sugar Plums
Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head? Our super simple healthy sugar plum recipe will please anyone’s sweet tooth. These work well for holiday parties, or you can wrap them up and give the gift of sugar plums this holiday season.
2. Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake
Dark chocolate isn’t just delicious – it’s also one of our most potent health foods. We’ve taken this chocolate cake to many potlucks and dinner gatherings, and each time we have a list of people who desperately want the recipe!
3. Poppy Seed Nougatine
Based on a French recipe, nougatine is part treat and part medicine. While these can simply be enjoyed as a sweet treat, the demulcent and expectorant qualities of the honey and relaxing nervine qualities of the poppy seeds make this helpful for coughs.
4. Herbal Dark Chocolate Truffles
Once you learn how to make chocolate truffles, it’s easy to put your own herbal spin on them. You can roll them in cocoa powder, powdered rose petals, or coconut; infuse them with lavender or Earl Grey tea … whatever your heart desires!
5. The BEST Eggnog Recipe Ever
When you make your own eggnog, you can control the ingredients and make it into a wonderful health-promoting drink! Learn how to make egg nog, plus the secret to the BEST tasting eggnog…