What You Need to Know About Holiday Desserts

 

I'll be the first to admit that I love the sweet treats of winter, from peppermint mochas to gingerbread cookies to a good 'ol glass of eggnog. But of course, there's festive food and drink everywhere this time of year, so I can't endlessly indulge. I decide when it's worth it to have the real thing (yes to a delicious gingerbread cookie!) and when I take healthier shortcuts (like having a glass of eggnog kefir instead of the traditional recipe). So as my holiday gift to you, I'm taking you to dessert school. That's right! You're about to learn what other dietitians and I designate as "worth it" in the dessert department, as well as the three vocabulary words you must know when selecting a store-bought dessert.

 

Get the facts about holiday desserts before you fill your plate with Christmas treats at the holiday work party. Here’s what you need to know about indulging in the best Christmas cookies and cakes. #holidaydesserts #holidayeating #holidayrecipes

 

Here's What Dietitians Actually Eat For Dessert


Think dietitians like me don't eat dessert? Think again! That's 
just a myth. See what treat I whip up year-round and keep in the freezer at all times, via this tell-all article from WellandGood.com. Then see what sweets my nutritionist colleagues can't live without.

 

Get the facts about holiday desserts before you fill your plate with Christmas treats at the holiday work party. Here’s what you need to know about indulging in the best Christmas cookies and cakes. #holidaydesserts #holidayeating #holidayrecipes

 

What is Sugar-Free, Unsweetened, and No-Sugar Added?


Cut through label confusion with this guide from Aaptiv.com. I'll help you get up to speed on important phrases so you can spend less time furrowing your eyebrows and and more time 
enjoying treats!

  

Get the facts about holiday desserts before you fill your plate with Christmas treats at the holiday work party. Here’s what you need to know about indulging in the best Christmas cookies and cakes. #holidaydesserts #holidayeating #holidayrecipes

 

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Pomegranate Crunch Chocolate Ricotta Cups

 

One of the best ways to know exactly what's in a dessert is to make it yourself. And this pomegranate chocolate treat is so super easy to make, plus its ingredients supply protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Looking for another way to add fruit to dessert? You've gotta try these decadent chocolate brownies.

 

Get the facts about holiday desserts before you fill your plate with Christmas treats at the holiday work party. Here’s what you need to know about indulging in the best Christmas cookies and cakes. #holidaydesserts #holidayeating #holidayrecipes

 

I'd love for you to sound off! What are your favorite tips for enjoying holiday desserts in a healthy way?

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.