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My Favorite Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes I'm Making with my Kids

Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes

What batches of healthy Christmas cookies does a health coach whip up for the family festivities?

These days you can search any type of Christmas cookie recipe based on whatever your lifestyle or dietary needs might be and get a lineup of scrumptious options.

I’m going to share with you my FAVORITE holiday cookie recipes that I’ve made in my home the last few years, and am making again this year too! (this week, as a matter of fact!)

My #1 Healthy Christmas Cookie Draft Pick:

These little gingerbread cutouts from minimalist baker. I have so much love for Minimalist Baker. So much love. And I make this recipe with my kids every year. They’re so gooey and perfectly nutty and sweet at the same time. Even if I only make one recipe each year, this will be the one I make. Non-negotiable.

My #2 Healthy Christmas Cookie Draft Pick:

These sugar cookies, also from Minimalist Baker, because her recipes are some of my favorites, are a great, easy sugar cookie recipe, but what really makes me love this recipe is her take on the frosting, and even the healthy alternative to food coloring.

Amazing Runner Ups we might make this year:

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Balls

Keto Sugar Cookies

3-Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Dipped Cookies

which recipe cite will you make this year?

Have you already made your cookies this year? Do you have any fun baking traditions?

A List of Tips for a Healthier more Mindful Holiday

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I know the holidays can get VERY stressful for some of us, and for even more of us, we may even find ourselves “tripping over ourselves” trying to keep up with busy schedules, gatherings, events, baking, friends, and travel.

Every year it seems I notice the shift in people’s mindset in my community - we start getting more and more irritable the closer it gets to Christmas.

Call it materialism, call it hustle, call it whatever you want, but it’s definitely can negatively affect our attitudes.

Here are a few tips to help you get through the Holidays with ease this year.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Health During the Holidays:

  • Keep things simple

  • Eat warm foods, especially vegetables

  • Reduce sugar

  • Enjoy your herbs

  • Get plenty of sleep!

  • And I know it’s warm beverage season, but remember to drink enough water and watch out for dehydration!

  • Get enough sunshine… if you live in a cold climate like me, grab your parka!

  • Show more and more love in big, new ways, both to yourself and to those around you!

Tips for Taking Care of your Home During the Holidays

  • Keep it tidy

  • Keep decor simple, if this helps you out!

  • Focus on your entry way, even if that’s the only portion you decorate, get a wreath and a holiday rug and boom! Christmas decor done.

  • Grab these holiday scented hand-poured scented candles from Acacia Accents!

Tips for Caring for your Emotional and Mental Health during the holidays

  • Love well and show love often

  • Rest Up, be sure to get your sleep

  • Take your Vitamin D and get plenty of sunshine

  • Don’t sacrifice your health for extra holiday treats, but allow yourself to enjoy your favorites when you can!

  • If the Holiday season brings up extra difficult emotions for you, get support as soon as you can.

What did I miss? Let me know in the comments what you’re doing this year to stay healthy, keep things simple, and take the best care of yourself you possibly can!

My Free Gift to You…

“Restoring the holidays: 4 ways to enjoy a simpler, more mindful holiday”

If you enjoyed this list and it gave you a few good ideas, be sure to sign up to watch my free mini series, sign up below! It might help you gain some clarity as you map our your holiday season and create a plan for making the most of it!

Take 30 Minutes out of your day and mindfully prep yourself for the upcoming holidays, getting clear on what you want and need to get out of it this year…

In my free mini series, I take you through 5 short videos that share a bit more on a few of these topics! In this mini series we dive into …

  • Identify key stress points that might be holding us back from truly enjoying the holidays

  • set our intentions for how we TRULY want to feel and act this holiday season

  • Shake off unhelpful expectations we might be placing on ourselves, or any level of perfectionism we may be dealing with

  • Preparing an action plan along with our loved ones, that will help us fill the holidays with only what is essential and helpful, and supports our overall goals and values surrounding the holiday season!

Ready to sign up and watch the series right now? I’ll meet you over there! Grab your pen, a notepad, your fuzzy slippers, and your favorite holiday drink and let’s get going!