The holiday season is here and with that comes an inevitable abundance of treats in our offices, homes and basically everywhere else. And who am I to complain? This dietitian has a sweet tooth and enjoys a cookie swap as much as the next person. Yet, with extra sweets available at work, a plate of your neighbor’s famous fudge delivered to your doorstep and multiple holiday parties to attend, it’s easy to lose balance.
So, what’s the key to navigating the holidays without overindulging? Well, paying closer attention to the nutrition of the food you buy (looks for the Stars!) and make is an obvious start. Then, you can choose your indulgences wisely on treats that are truly special and unique to this time of year. With that being said, let’s talk about what you could bring to that cookie swap instead.
If you’re looking for a more nutrient-dense party treat, then we’ve got you covered with this roundup of no-bake bites. These bites are naturally sweet, providing you energy. They are also packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full. You can save time and effort by making these bites instead of baking cookies. The steps are simple since there is no baking required. A bonus is they can also serve as a pre-portioned, on-the-go snack for your upcoming holiday travels.