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15 Skinny Takes On Holiday Classics: Healthy Cocoa, Gingerbread, And More!

Gingerbread, Hot Cocoa, and Eggnog…oh my! ‘Tis the season of holiday naughtiness. Full fat, tons of sugar, and far too many cookies. And here you are trying to be such a good girl. So this year, we’ve got all your cravings covered. Tons of the very best holiday treats, made healthier. A little less sugar, a little more skinny. These 15 recipes are fun to tote to parties and potlucks. You can dive in, indulge, and still walk away skinny.

  • Favorite Holiday Snacks–Gone Skinny! 1 of 16
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  • Skinny Gingerbread Men 2 of 16
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    This recipe contains only 1/4 cup butter for the entire batch, and you'll have plenty of festive, spicy little cookies to dip in your cocoa!

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  • Dark Chocolate Maple Cocoa 3 of 16
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    Swap out milk chocolate for dark and use maple syrup to sweeten this delicious, creamy, non-dairy drink!

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  • Orange Spice Holiday Cookies 4 of 16
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    These lovely spice cookies are made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin, and orange zest for a whole-grain, antioxidant-rich yummy treat!

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  • Low-Fat Ginger Molasses Crinkles 5 of 16
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    This recipe calls for only a small amount of oil, but they're still soft and chewy and incredibly good!

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  • Low-Fat Snowflake Cookies 6 of 16
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    These cookies have almost half the amount of butter as normal sugar cookies- so eat these without guilt! 

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  • Light Nutella Eggnog 7 of 16
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    You're in for a real treat with this lightened-up eggnog- leave out the alcohol for the kiddos! 

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  • Lower Fat Mexican Wedding Cookie 8 of 16
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    Lighten up your cookie swap with a low-fat version of these classic treats!

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  • Chobani Chocolate Mint Brownie 9 of 16
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    Dress your brownies up with non-fat plain Greek yogurt- no one will know the difference!

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  • Bethenny’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark 10 of 16
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    This peppermint bark is the perfect healthy indulgence- just a little bit goes a long way!

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  • Super Easy Low Fat Fudge 11 of 16
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    This fudge is a cinch to make, and is perfect for putting in pretty little bags to give away! 

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  • Cranberry Nut Bread 12 of 16
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    This classic bread is loaded with whole grains and antioxidants- citrus zest gives it an extra dose of vitamin C!

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  • Gingerbread Makeover 13 of 16
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    Whole wheat flour, ground chia seeds, yogurt, and applesauce make this a truly healthy treat! 

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  • Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake 14 of 16
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    This elegant cake is perfect for all the chocolate-lovers in your family, and it's paleo-friendly!

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  • Coconut Snowballs 15 of 16
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    These cookies celebrate the amazing taste of coconut in no-bake, paleo, gluten-free, addictive little cookies!

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  • Healthy Brown Sugar Spritz Cookies 16 of 16
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    This recipe calls for whole grains, coconut oil, and unrefined sugar- you'll be amazed at how good they are!

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