Is it possible to indulge in holiday treats and still maintain your health?
You certainly can if you choose to make desserts that contain ingredients with beneficial nutrients such as protein, fibre, good fats, healing spices, and vegetables. Yes, vegetables in dessert! It also helps when you whip up treats that are gluten-free and dairy-free, as gluten and dairy are detrimental to a wide range of health conditions.
Here are some of our favourite gluten-free, dairy-free and healthy holiday desserts. We hope you invite us ’round if one of these goodies will be appearing on your dining room table!
The Pretty Bee
Guests will never know this gluten-free and vegan cake contains antioxidant-rich beets and beneficial fats from avocado.
These adorable mini ice cream cakes are simple to make: no ice cream maker required.
Rena Williams Wellness * Culinary Nutrition Expert *
A raw, dairy-free cheesecake infused with earl grey tea and lavender leaves. This one will nourish and calm you at the same time.
Sheena Scott * CNE Program Coach *
Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen * Culinary Nutrition Expert *
Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares (Vegan and Paleo)
Another no-bake dessert that harnesses the nutritional power of pumpkin. You won’t be able to resist these!
That Clean Life * CNE Program Coach *
We recommend you make a double batch of these healthy, gluten-free and vegan ‘doughnut holes’ so everyone in the family can snag a taste.
These grain-free, gluten-free and vegan bars look extremely festive and will fill your guests with holiday cheer.
Crave the Good
A three-layer healthy dessert that is a chocolate lover’s dream. Yep, that’s dairy-free mousse, vegan whipped cream and gluten-free crumble. It’s not a mirage!
Begin with Nutrition
This healthy treat will give you an extra boost of protein and fibre, and deliciousness of course.
This simple and elegant 5-ingredient dessert is an ultra refreshing way to end a meal.
Chewy cookie lovers will go bananas for these gluten-free and vegan gingersnaps filled with a luxurious macadamia nut frosting.
Do you ever wish you could eat sweet potato pie in a jar with spoon? Well, with this sweetly spiced vegan recipe, now you can.
A gluten-free cake you can whip up using only your blender. No mixing bowls needed – so you’re one step closer to the sweet deliciousness.
For those who want an alternative holiday sipper, this alcohol-free and egg-free festive nog fits the bill perfectly.
A bright gluten-free cake that’s packed with healing, anti-inflammatory spices. You can sweeten things up by drizzling with honey, maple syrup or chocolate sauce.
Heart to Plate
A raw, gluten-free, vegan and grain-free carrot cake slathered with rich cashew frosting. Yum.
Sondi Bruner Consulting * CNE Program Head Coach *
These gluten-free, grain-free and vegan cookies have only seven ingredients and are little bites of heaven.
A gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate cake spiked with an eensy weensy bit of rum.
A stunning loaf that reportedly ‘tastes like a cloud’. We’re in.