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Running a Healthy Holiday Party

Whether you’re hosting an open house, attending a potluck, stocking up at a cookie exchange or just looking for some holiday eats that won’t get you too far off the good nutrition track, here are some fun and festive ideas.

Take Two Truffles

As a welcome variation on cookies, we are partial to the cookie dough trend and truffles, which both tend to be bite-sized and include chocolate (of course!). When I came across Chocolate Covered Katie’s date and coconut balls, I couldn’t resist her suggestion to add more ingredients, so I concocted a holiday version with dried cranberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, chunky peanut butter and chocolate chips. They were particularly good after sitting in the fridge for a bit.

We’ve also been particularly impressed of late with the versatility of avocado (healthy fats!) in desserts like pudding and these truffles. It’s impossible to resist all of the chocolate treats this time of year, so why not share this healthier version?

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