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Every year from October through December it’s a battle of wills between my hereditary sweet tooth (thanks mom) and all of the holiday treats floating around. And since I’m not one to punish my body by starving or denying it a little dessert every now and then, I’ve found a few hacks that deliver the yum while still being totally healthy!
If you’re looking to indulge this holiday season but still stay on track for your health goals, try these genius swaps.
Healthy Alternatives for Two of Your Favorite Holiday Treats
Eat this, not that…
Protein Peanut Butter Cups instead of Reeses
I’ve been notorious for raiding my kids’ trick-or-treat bag for all the Reeses cups. Those things are so good! But this year, because I’m cutting the processed sugar, I whipped up the most delicious copy-cat…protein peanut butter cups! They taste just like a Reeses, but they’re packed with protein and natural ingredients.
Check out this video for easy instructions and the exclusive Kylee’s Korner recipe below!
Kylee’s Korner Protein PB cups:
- 4 TBSP natural crunchy PB
- 1/4 C Ladyboss Lean (vanilla protein powder)
- 4 TBSP Unsweeted Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/3 C 60% or 90% dark chocolate
- 5-7 silicone cupcake cups
Eat this, not that…
Dark Chocolate Salted Protein Truffles instead of that box of chocolates
Every year a box of chocolates inevitably falls into my lap and is usually gone within a day. This year I found the most amazing swap that satisfies my chocolate craving without all the sugar and fat. So I’ll be freezing these dark chocolate truffles to keep on hand and re-gifting that box of chocolates!
Dark Chocolate Salted Protein Truffles:
- 3 TBSP Natural PB
- 2 TBSP Unsweet Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 C Dry Rolled Oats
- 1 tsp salt
- Splash of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 2 TBSP hard coconut oil
- 1/3 C Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (my most favorite tasting one EVER is LEAN)
- Drizzle or 2 of all natural Honey