The last few months of the year are always my favorite! Warm sweaters, festive coffees, cozy fires, and all the yummy holiday foods! And let me tell you, I am a sucker for a good holiday treat. Peppermint, gingerbread, caramel – you name it, I love it!
My body, however, doesn’t love them as much as I do. All that refined sugar definitely takes a toll on me by the end of the season. I feel bloated & puffy, headachy, have increased brain fog, and overall just ‘blah.’ Not to mention my GI system is not very happy with me.
Below, I have listed 2 easy ways to cut back on the amount of refined sugar and calories on your tried and true holiday treats. Also listed are 3 recipes that take classic holiday flavors and put a healthier twist on them so you still get your treat while keeping your body happy and avoiding those icky side effects of too much sugar.