There is nothing more comforting than having finished a workout and eating s’mores in front of a cozy fireplace with an Ugly Christmas Sweater on while holiday music plays softly in the background. What’s uncomfortable is the amount of sugar sandwiched into that double-layered chocolate, gelatin-filled marshmallow. Keep reading, and let’s turn that sugar-packed s’more into a nutritious alternative along with our other holiday favorites.
3 Classic Holiday Snacks–Reimagined!
Dark Chocolate with Strawberries & Plant-Based Marshmallows
[An alternative to s'mores]
Strawberries are a great energy source. Their natural sugars will give you the energy boost you need, especially when you’re working out, without causing your body to crash later. Plus, they’re packed with electrolytes that will help replenish your muscles after a workout. Replace milk chocolate with dark chocolate to give you a snack that’s rich in antioxidants.
Brown Sugar Cookies
[An alternative to classic sugar cookies]
Brown sugar is known to contain minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. It also has fewer calories than white sugar. If you are looking for a nutritious sweet snack with a similar sweetness level as one that usually contains white sugar, opt to replace either some or all of the white sugar in a recipe with brown sugar. Next time you’re making sugar cookies, make them brown sugar cookies!
Dried Nuts with Plant-Based Ice Cream & Dark Chocolate Syrup
[An alternative to an ice cream sundae]
Now’s your chance to re-enact the “Home Alone II” hotel scene. Kevin McCallister spent $967 on room service, but the ice cream seemed worth it. Plant-based ice cream eliminates dairy and utilizes more nutritious ingredients. Dried nuts are also loaded with protein and known to aid with weight loss. Don’t forget to drizzle on some dark chocolate syrup to make a “healthy” ice cream sundae! Yum!
Savor The Sweet Moment
Give these tasty treats a try, and you won’t regret it–less bloat, less guilt, and a far better chance of kicking off your New Year’s Resolutions on the right foot. Let’s make the holidays sweet and healthy!
If you have any holiday recipes with a healthier twist you’d like to share, or you want me to whip up an alternative to your favorite “guilty pleasure” snacks, give me a shoutout in the FightCamp Facebook Community and I’ll hop in the kitchen and help you out. You train like a fighter, so why not eat like a fighter!