Eating Desserts for the Holidays? Try Healthier Versions.

The holidays and Christmas parties offer up their fair share of sweets and desserts. And what about homemade gifts that come from your kitchen? Instead of resorting to refined sugars this year, try your hand at slightly healthier options. (because you know that sugar isn’t healthy….right?)

Some of my favorites:

  • Caramel Corn – popcorn tins make a great gift, try one with natural sugars and no corn syrup.


Friends of mine also have some great ebooks out that can help you choose a healthier dessert this year!

Kate at Modern Alternative Mama – her book is Treat Yourself: Real Food Desserts, includes 32 recipes and sells for $7.95.

Katie at Kitchen Stewardship also has an ebook called Smart Sweets that includes 30 recipes and sells for $9.95.

Marilyn at Just Making Noise has an ice cream ebook, Just Making Ice Cream, that includes over 70 recipes for ice cream, gelatos, and sorbets. This book sells for $12.00 and proceeds go to their mission work in Hondurus. (currently on sale for $8.00)


What are your plans for sticking within your nutritional guidelines?

Also – the new version of the Sugar Detox Challenge is now available!! Sorry it took so long, but turning it into an ebook (ended up being 24 pages long!) took a bit longer than expected. I hope you enjoy it! We’ll also be running an official sugar detox challenge again here in January – so get ready to join in with others as we kick the sugar habit!

To download your FREE Sugar Detox Challenge ebook, you’ll need to subscribe to either the daily or weekly newsletter (just one – not both!). When you activate your subscription, you’ll be directed to a page of downloads that are available to subscribers only.

If you already subscribe – please scroll down your email just a bit and you should see the link to view and download the ebook. I’m also trying to make sure that the downloads links show in the RSS feeds as well – but it may not work the first time around……


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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. LOVE your gluten free sweet rolls. Will be making them Christmas morning for sure!