Move over, peppermint mochas—these holiday treats pack a much healthier punch.
Most people are familiar with classic holiday treats and snacks like peppermint mochas and sugar cookies, but there are so many other seasonal options that are often healthier and more substantial than these traditional choices. Below, we highlight four of our top picks this year—and once you give these a try, we bet they’ll soon become your new favorites too.
Base Culture Peppermint Cocoa Brownie, $1.99
This seasonal snack looks and tastes the part. Infused with red peppermint stripes, this brownie is non-GMO, gluten-free and peanut-free. Priced at $1.99 for one, $13.99 for 10 and $26 for 20, these decorated treats are festive enough to enjoy as a single serving or with a group of friends.
Hail Merry Sweet Potato Cups, Prices Vary
Made with sweet potatoes and cinnamon in an almond and shortbread cookie crust, these cups are available in packs of two, each of which contain 3.5 grams of sugar and are non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free. Those interested can find these cups at Whole Foods and other natural food retailers for a post-run holiday snack.
Clif Bar Peppermint Bark Bar, $1.79
Find three of the season’s favorite flavors—peppermint, white chocolate and dark chocolate—all together in one bar. Packed with 9 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving, this bar features a base of rolled oats and serves as healthy and filling workout fuel.
RXBar Gingerbread Bar, $26 For Box Of 12
A single serving of RXBar’s gingerbread flavor offers 12 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 210 calories. Made with a handful of clean ingredients (egg whites, dates, almonds, cashews and natural spices), this snack works well as an on-the-go snack or a post-workout treat.