* Most Americans gain weight around the Christmas-New Year holiday
* Swap your favorite sweets for these healthy snacks to save your waistline
* Many of these snacks are ideal for people with special dietary needs
According to a Cornell University study, Americans gain an average of 1.3 pounds in the ten days surrounding Christmas and New Year. That might not seem significant, but in the majority of study participants that weight gain stuck around for five months.
This year, instead of becoming just another statistic, swap out your favorite holiday sweets for these healthier versions. Many of the options have no sugar, are dairy free and could be considered vegan-friendly. In addition, all of these 8 healthy snacks are better for your waistline than most things you’ll eat this holiday season.
1. Cocomels Sea Salt Coconut Milk Caramels
Whether you love eating caramels during the holidays or they’re your go to gift for coworkers and friends, you won’t be able to tell the difference between
2. Skinny Crisps Chocolate Mint Crisps
Skinny Crisps has just released this year’s holiday party.
3. Unreal Crispy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Most people love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and we can’t fault the delicious combination. But, Reese’s are terrible for your waistline. This holiday season, swap out the traditional peanut butter chocolates for these
4. ChocZero Keto Bark
The Christmas season is filled with all sorts of barks – from peppermint to peanut. Take a break from these sugary treats but still get your fill of the crunchy candy with
5. Avenue Sweets Vegan Caramel Candy
Vegan and dairy free,
6. Life Can Be Sweet Without Sugar Golden Cake Mix
People with special dietary needs can’t just reach for any old cake mix on the supermarket shelves. Until now, the process of making a sugar-free, gluten-free cake was almost too much hassle. That’s why Life Can Be Sweet Without Sugar invented
7. Vergani Vegan Holiday Cake
It’s a European tradition to have cake at Christmas. From Christmas pudding in England to panettone in Italy, these cakes are mega bad for you but so delicious. As a twist on the traditional, Vergani has invented a vegan-version of panettone that’s made without eggs or butter. This richly flavorsome cake can be served with fresh berries or preserves and pairs well with coffee or wine.
8. Oh! Nuts Holiday Gift Basket
Instead of giving boxes of chocolates or cookies as gifts this year, consider the