It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to treat yourself to some of these healthy, festive snacks! So grab yourself a cup of cocoa, sit by the fire and treat yourself to some of these seasonal treats. With limited-time flavours, they're sure to put you in the holiday mood!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s a time filled with memories, magic, and of course, food. The holiday season is always filled with delicious meals, treats and drinks including turkey dinners, hot chocolate, festive snacks, and more.
After a year of hard work and dedication, this is the time to treat yourself and kick back. It can be difficult to stick to your healthy goals and lifestyle during this time, especially with all the delicious temptations, but we have a list of our favourite healthy holiday snacks and sweets to help you indulge without all of the guilt so you can focus on what matters most this time of year.
Lesser Evil Popcorn
Although popcorn might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to the holidays, it’s actually a very popular snack around this time. It’s even famously strung around many families' Christmas trees, year after year. It’s the perfect snack to cuddle up and watch Christmas movies with, or to put out for guests to munch on at gatherings and celebrations.
Lesser Evil carries two one-of-a-kind holiday flavours to bring a cheerful twist to your healthy snacking. Dark Chocolate + Himalayan Pink Salt and White Chocolate + Matcha. Both unique flavours are organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and high-fibre. These are the perfect guilt-free munchies!
Siete Grain-Free Mini Buñuelos Cinnamon Crisps
These paleo-friendly Mini Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Chips from Siete will bring a traditional Mexican twist to your holiday snacking lineup. A healthy favourite every year, they’re made with cassava masa and sprinkled with coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla seasoning and holiday cheer.
Along with being delicious, this limited-edition snack is also grain-free, vegan and gluten-free! On their own, or paired with a sweet chocolate or caramel dip, both you and your holiday guests won’t be able to get enough of these delightful crisps.
Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Butter Bombs
Organic keto butter bombs from Alter Eco are the perfect stocking stuffers for all the dark chocolate lovers in your life. They’re also the best sweet and creamy treat to curve your sugar cravings throughout the holiday months, and all year long. Both almond and hazelnut flavours are made with fair-trade chocolate and are keto-friendly and gluten-free.
Lenny & Larry Protein Cookies
Of course, we had to include everyone's favourite holiday treat: cookies. Whether you’re baking cookies on Christmas Eve to leave for Santa, or snacking away while you decorate the tree- cookies have always been an important part of the holidays. Lenny & Larry’s cookies put a plant-based twist to these festive baked goods.
If you’re looking to maintain your high-protein diet during this time, these cookies are for you. With both a Peppermint Chocolate and a Gingerbread flavour, these snacks have 16g of plant-based proteins and 10g of fibre per serving that will keep you satisfied for a long night of holiday parties and festivities! Plus they’re also great stocking stuffers as well!
Candy Crate Candy Cane Cotton Candy
If you’re looking for a healthy treat for your kids during the holidays, this will be your new go-to. We know what you're thinking. Cotton candy for Christmas? It’s not typically a tradition. But Candy Crate is about to change that with their candy cane flavored Organic Cotton Candy. Wrap it up as a gift, or snack on it as you walk around and look at the beautiful lights. Plus, the little ones can enjoy Candy Crate all year round with their Birthday Cake, Caramel, and Strawberry flavours.
Made with only organic cane sugar and organic fruit and vegetable colour/flavour, this delicious fluffy treat is dye-free, vegan, and non-GMO.
Lily’s Chocolate Bars
Finally, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a bit of chocolatey goodness. Although we love Lily’s chocolate year-round, the holiday flavours are a Natura Market team favourite every year. Mocha Hot Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate, Peppermint White Chocolate Style, Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Style, and more! It’s the perfect chocolate with no sugar added to give as a gift, bake with, add to your favorite drink, or snack on under the Christmas tree!
You can enjoy the holiday season and indulge while also maintaining your healthy lifestyle and goals at the same time. The holidays shouldn’t have to be any more stressful than they already can be so we hope that this list of nutritious and delicious snacks for the holidays will help you feel confident about your snacking during the holidays so you can focus on what makes you happy- whether that be spending quality time with family or taking some time to relax. Everyone at Natura Market wishes you a Happy Holidays!