Looking for a healthy cookie recipe for your holiday entertaining? When one cookie leads to 4, you’ll be grateful you cut calories from the usual holiday treats. These are my top 12 cookie recipes that won’t pack on the pounds.
Did you know that the average person can expect to gain SEVEN POUNDS over the holiday season?! Don’t let this statistic scare you, the power to change is in your hands.
Some might hear 7lbs and decide they are going to diet over the holidays and abstain from all sweets and treats. The problem- you may be able to maintain that for a little while but not long term. There will be a holiday party when someone shoves a plate of cookies in your face, you have one cookie, and that little blood sugar monster goes wild inside you and you start binge eating on ALL the treats.
This mindset can make-or-break your results – especially this time of year.
Also, stop the idea that if you eat something “off your diet”… you have completely blown your intentions of healthy eating the for rest of the day. Being on a diet perpetuates the binge eating cycle, stop now while you’re ahead.
This mindset is sneaky because when you’re “ON” or “GOOD”… you are all-in and feel like you’re making amazing progress.
BUT the problem is… it’s pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to maintain in the long run.
One little slip-up can make you feel like a failure and want to give up – which can mean undoing ALL of the progress you made.
There IS good news. There’s a happy medium that’s built on MODERATION.
It’s all about making healthy choices – choices that add value, energy, and positivity to your life…choices that actually make you FEEL BETTER…
without being “ON” or “OFF” or “GOOD” or “BAD.”
For example, during the holiday season that could mean:
- Saying “yes” to a healthier cookie you made at home without feeling guilty
- Choosing a wine spritzer instead of your uncle’s infamous eggnog loaded with heavy cream, extra sugar, and a double shot of bourbon because it’ll make you feel lousy a half-hour later
- Getting your blood pumping by taking a brisk walk with your family or dog when you can’t get to the studio
- Going to bed by 10 p.m. so you feel rested and energized for whatever tomorrow brings
- Chugging a glass of water first thing in the morning before pouring that cup of coffee so you feel hydrated and refreshed as you begin your day
What if you decided to make deliberate choices on a case-by-case basis?
You won’t lose ground – you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorites like these delicious cookie recipes – and you can break out of that “good” or “bad” cycle of thinking.nnNow that you have a healthy holiday strategy and plan, let’s get to the good stuff… the cookies! Most of these recipes are vegan and all of them are deliciously healthy!
Here are 12 healthy cookie recipes to enjoy over the holidays:
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