It can be a real struggle to maintain your healthy, sugar-free and grain-free eating habits through the holidays. Everywhere you look a chocolate reindeer or a sugar covered cookie catches your eye.
Then there’s Aunt Martha rolling her eyes about your “diet” while feeding her iced shortbread to your kids. And Grandma adding white flour to the gravy when you asked her not to.
Even without all the external pressure, staying on a healthy eating course through the holiday season takes a lot of resolve. It can take all our mental strength to avoid treats.
Some of us are able to eat treats moderately, and a small taste isn’t a problem. But, for those of us who can’t stop once we start, one taste is a recipe for disaster. If this is you, know you are in good company.
Lucky for all of us, we don’t have to spend the whole holiday season abstaining from each and every cookie. There’s plenty of grain-free holiday recipes to keep us baking, and tasting, up a storm.
Try Green Banana Flour
Our NuNana Organic Green Banana Flour is non-GMO, gluten and grain-free, and so versatile you can swap it for wheat flour in all your favorite recipes. Use ⅔ cup of green banana flour for every 1 cup of wheat flour. It won’t give your recipes a banana flavor, but will pack a healthy punch to your cookies and cakes. Read more about our green banana flour here.
Holiday It Up
Add cranberries to any recipe and it instantly becomes a holiday recipe. Use our MoreFibre Chippers recipe and throw in some bright red cranberries. To make it over the top, add macadamia nuts too. Switch in our NuNana Organic Green Banana Flour for the wheat flour for a delicious, and pretty, grain-free cookie.
Our Five Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are holiday special as they are but be creative and add whatever holiday cheer inspires you.
Nut flours are made from ground nuts. It can be bought pre-ground or you can buy whole nuts and grind them yourself in a food processor. As nuts can be expensive it’s helpful to have the option and take advantage of sales where you can. Nuts also add a little protein to your baked treats. But, do check on allergies before you share your nutty treats.
Add Fiber and Flavor with Oats
Oats can be ground to make a flour too. And, when used in baking, creates a dense high fiber treat. These oat flour brownies are a perfect example. To make them more special for the holidays, add a drop or two of mint essential oil.
Our Healthy Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are sure to be a holiday favorite, too.
However you celebrate the holidays, we wish you a happy and healthy season.