25 Healthy Christmas Snacks

healthy christmas snacks

Christmas is the time for sugar and spice and everything nice. But all those snacks tend to be oh, so bad for you.

So, come January you’re battling with the holiday bulge. And making New Year’s resolutions to lose the extra weight.

But what if you could indulge in Christmas snacks that are actually healthy for you? That way, you’re still enjoying all the Christmas cheer.

Today I’m sharing 25 Healthy Christmas Snacks. They’re not only healthy but tasty too.

And to keep those tasty snacks fresh longer, be sure to store them in good airtight food storage containers.

I recommend these glass ones here that will leak into your food.

If you prefer lighter ones, these BPA-free plastic containers are a good option.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in!

1. Chocolate Dipped Satsumas

Chocolate Dipped Satsumas

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Did you get oranges in your Christmas stockings when you were a kid? Me too.

However, just like you, I was more interested in the other goodies. Goodies like chocolate, or even a miniature toy, if I was extra good.

But what if you could make your oranges a bit more exciting? This dish will help you do just that.

In case you don’t know what a satsuma is, it’s just a type of mandarin orange.

These satsumas are dipped in melted dark chocolate. Then they’re sprinkled with shredded coconut.

They’re so yummy…you’ll definitely want to put them in your tummy.

Besides being tasty, they’re pretty nutritious. Satsumas are rich in Vitamin C, which you need for a healthy immune system.

Meanwhile, dark chocolate is rich in health-promoting antioxidants.

To get the most health benefits, make sure your dark chocolate has at least 70% cocoa. This ensures that your chocolate has the most antioxidants.

If you’re looking for a good high-quality dark chocolate, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 163
  • Fats: 9.5g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Carbs: 19.1g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 14.6g

Recipe

2. No-Bake Coconut Balls

No-Bake Coconut Balls

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Are you on a keto diet? Then you know too well how hard Christmas can be…so much temptation to eat high carb treats.

With these coconut balls, you get to eat cake, ahem, coconut balls. And have them too.

They’re snowy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Not only are they low in net carbs, but they also have lots of fat too. So, they make great fat bombs.

Making them is pretty simple. Just place all your ingredients in a food processor, and mix well. This food processor should do the trick.

Once your dough is at the desired consistency, roll it into balls. Then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Finally, top with some powdered sugar-free sweetener. Enjoy!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 79
  • Fats: 7.7g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbs: 2.3g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Sugar: 0.5g

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3. Gluten-Free Christmas Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Christmas Fruit Cake

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A lot of us grew up having to eat the token Christmas fruit cake. And as soon as we became adults, we tossed it in the garbage.

That’s because let’s face it: candied fruit in cake tastes awful.

This Gluten-free Christmas Fruit Cake is much tastier. And it’s good for you too.

Instead of candied fruit, it contains plain dried fruit. So, it has less sugar.

The walnuts and pecans add texture and heart-healthy fats. Meanwhile, the nutmeg and cinnamon add warmth…perfect for the holiday season.

Best of all, it’s gluten-free. So, it’s a great snack if you or your loved ones have allergies or sensitivities to gluten.

To keep it gluten-free, you’ll be using gluten-free flours like almond flour and coconut flour.

Besides being gluten-free, almond flour is pretty nutritious. It’s rich in manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, which you need for good bones.

As an added bonus, it’s low in carbs. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Coconut flour is also good for you too. Coconut flour is rich in fiber, which helps you stay full.

It’s also an excellent source of iron, which keeps your energy levels up. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 258
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g

Recipe

4. No-Bake Eggnog Bites

No-Bake Eggnog Bites

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When you think of holiday drinks, you probably think of eggnog. But as delicious as eggnog is, you don’t want to drink too much of it.

That’s because it has a ton of calories. Just one cup of it can contain close to 500 calories.

And it has a lot of sugar too.

These no-bake eggnog bites are delicious, soft, and have an eggnog flavor. Best of all, they contain no sugar.

Now that my friend, is how I like to roll.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 89
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

5. Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola

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Did someone say Gingerbread Granola? You had me at gingerbread…and granola.

This granola is so yummy. The cinnamon, ginger, and cloves add warmth.

Meanwhile, the molasses add natural sweetness. You’ll want to eat this granola in one sitting… So, make sure you give some to your friends.

Besides making a great snack, it also makes a great breakfast. Just add some yogurt, and breakfast is served.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 296
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 7ge
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 13g

Recipe

6. Broccoli Cheese Bites

Broccoli Cheese Bites

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Do you prefer savory snacks? I’ve got you covered.

These Broccoli Cheese Bites are crispy and flavorful. And they’re packed with cheesy goodness…perfect for the cheese lover in you.

And they contain healthy ingredients like chickpeas, quinoa, and broccoli. So, you can feel good about eating them too.

Quinoa is a good source of protein- particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. That’s because, unlike a lot of other plant proteins, it’s a complete protein.

So, it has all the essential amino acids you need to build muscle. It also contains a number of bone-building minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. If you’re running out of quinoa, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 43
  • Fats: 1.7g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbs: 4.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 0.2g

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7. Chocolate Almond Butter Bark

Chocolate Almond Butter Bark

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Christmas time is a great time to spend more time with your kids. And what better way to do this than get them to help you in the kitchen?

This Chocolate Almond Butter Bark is crunchy and tasty. The creaminess of the almond butter melds wonderfully with the chocolatey chocolate chips.

And it’s the perfect snack to make with your kids…no baking required.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 81
  • Fats: 7.4g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbs: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 3.1g

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8. Healthy Strawberry Santas

Healthy Strawberry Santas

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It can be a pain to get your kids to eat healthy things. Even sweet yet healthy snacks like fruit.

Your kids will L.O.V.E these healthy strawberry Santas. In fact, they may end up fighting for the last one.

And all it takes are 3 simple ingredients: strawberries, cottage cheese, and bananas. Sweet!

Strawberries are a rich source of immune-boosting Vitamin C. Meanwhile, bananas contain potassium, which is important for healthy blood pressures.

What I love most about these treats (besides the fact they look like Santa) is that you can make them in 7 minutes. So, they’re perfect for satisfying you and your kids’ sweet tooth fast.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 19
  • Fats: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

9. Spiced Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

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Christmas is the perfect time to host parties. And what’s a good party without snacks?

These roasted nuts are sweet, savory, and have a hint of heat. They are so addictive… Your guests will keep coming back for more.

Besides being yummy, they’re pretty nutritious. The almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and pecans provide tons of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

They provide fiber too.

To make them, you’ll be using a number of spices/herbs. So, make sure you have a good set of measuring spoons. I like these ones here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 197
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

10. Creamy Cranberry Salsa Dip

Cranberry Salsa Dip

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Looking to wow your guests this Christmas? Then be sure to make this dip.

This “salsa” dip offers a Christmas spin on traditional salsa. It’s sweet, tangy, and has some heat.

But unlike traditional salsa, it’s made with cranberries, not tomatoes. It’s also creamy.

That’s because you mix your cranberry salsa with cashew cream cheese. Delish!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 119
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 10g

Recipe

11. Hummus Wreath

Hummus Wreath

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Looking for a picture-perfect appetizer to serve your guests? Give this dish a try!

This hummus wreath is festive and delicious. The base of the wreath is made of a mixture of hummus, green onions, and feta cheese.

Meanwhile, chopped fresh parsley forms the leaves. And the cherry tomatoes form the Christmas ornaments.

Crumbled feta cheese forms the snow. And you use a bow-shaped cookie cutter like this to make a bow out of red bell pepper.

It’s so cute. You almost don’t want to eat it. 

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 35
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

12. Easy Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

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Now, time for some kebabs- fruit kebabs, that is.

They’re just as nice to look at as they are to eat. Green grapes, strawberries, banana slices, and mini marshmallows are strung on toothpicks.

Now, these kabobs are best eaten fresh. But if you’re going to make them ahead of time, be sure to add some lemon juice to the bananas to prevent browning.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 36
  • Fats: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

13. Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread Energy Balls

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Want to get a taste of gingerbread without all the sugar? These energy balls are the perfect option.

They’re soft little morsels of gingerbread goodness. The nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger add some nice heat.

Besides low in sugar, they also contain a good amount of protein. So, you can eat one, or two, and feel full.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 147
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g

Recipe

14. Christmas Frozen Yogurt Bark

Frozen Yogurt Bark

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When you think Christmas, you usually think of snow. But some of you may be celebrating in warmer climes.

If you are, this snack is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. It’s creamy, cool, and the fruits add natural sweetness.

And it is oh, so cute. Christmas trees are cut out of kiwi using a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter like this.

And fresh strawberries and dried cranberries are used to frame the trees. This is certainly a project, ahem, a snack that you’ll want to make with your kids.

All it takes is 10 minutes, then place in your freezer to set.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 49
  • Fats: 1.6g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 4.6g

Recipe

15. Christmas Deviled Eggs Recipe

Christmas Deviled Eggs

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Love Deviled eggs? You’re in for a treat with these Christmas-themed deviled eggs.

They’re creamy and delicious. Egg salad is mixed with avocado to achieve a green color.

The egg salad is then piped onto the egg whites using a star tipped piping bag. What you get are lovely green wreaths that are perfect for the holidays.

Finely diced red bell peppers are used to form the holly berries on the wreath. Cuteness overload!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 87
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

16. Candy Cane Caprese

Candy Cane Caprese

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Now time for some cheese boards. After all, who can resist a good cheese board?

This cheese board is delicious yet festive.  You have creamy mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil- the colors red, white, and green.

And these are arranged in a candy cane shape to complete the Christmas theme.

With a platter like this, who needs a candy cane?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 312
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

17. Avocado Christmas Tree

Avocado Christmas Tree

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Trying to get your kids to eat their veggies? That can be hard at the best of times.

Come Christmas time, it can be pretty near impossible. After all, who wants to eat veggies when there are so many other tasty treats?

This Avocado Christmas Tree is sure to put a smile on your kids’ faces. And get them to eat their veggies.

A tortilla is cut in quarters to form a triangle shape. Mashed avocado is then smeared on it to form a tree.

Cherry tomato halves form the ornaments. Meanwhile, a small star cookie cutter like this is used to cut the cheese into Christmas stars.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 124
  • Fats: 8.9g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Carbs: 8.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0.5g

Recipe

18. Caprese Chicken Skewers With Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Chicken Skewers

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The holidays are the perfect time for hosting dinner parties. And what would a dinner party be without some tasty snacks?

These Caprese skewers look and taste great. Tender chicken breast, creamy mozzarella balls, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves are placed on skewers.

It is then drizzled with a balsamic glaze.

They’re sure to disappear pretty quickly…Thank goodness one batch makes 28 skewers!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 131
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

19. No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls

Peppermint Protein Balls

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I have a sweet tooth, as I’m sure many of you do too. And sometimes, when the cravings hit, I want my sweets now.

These protein balls are perfect for times like this. They take only 5 minutes to make.

The combination of chocolate and peppermint is heavenly.

Besides being tasty, they have a good amount of protein. So, you can feel full after eating one or two.

To give them that extra protein boost, you’ll be using Now Pea Protein powder, which you can get here.

It’s a vegan protein powder that provides 15 grams of protein per serving. Besides adding it to your protein balls, you can add it to cold water, juice, or your favorite smoothie.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 118
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 11g

Recipe

20. Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

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In the mood for some munchies? These roasted chickpeas are a great option.

They’re crispy and crunchy. And they’re seasoned with cinnamon and stevia, which give them warmth and sweetness…you’ll love the aroma when you’re making them.

Unlike potato chips, these snacks are roasted. So, they’re healthier for you.

And as an added bonus, they’re a good source of protein. So, they even make a good post-workout snack.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 94
  • Fats: 2.1g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Sugar: 2.6g

Recipe

21. Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Stuffed Cucumber Bites

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I love Christmas potlucks, as I’m sure many of you do too. But all too often, the food is too decadent, leaving you stuffed without enough nutrition.

These stuffed cucumber bites are the perfect addition to a Christmas potluck. They’re refreshing and delicious.

The cream cheese adds creaminess, while the chopped walnuts add extra crunch. The paprika adds sweetness, and the red color adds to the holiday theme.

Besides being refreshing, cucumbers are pretty nutritious. They’re rich in Vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting.

And they contain Vitamin C, which you need for a healthy immune system.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 414
  • Fats: 38g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

22. Stuffed Asiago Basil Mushrooms

Asiago Basil Mushrooms

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Talking about potlucks, these stuffed mushrooms make another great snack option.

They’re meaty, earthy, creamy, and cheesy. The tomatoes add freshness and acidity.

I bet you can’t have just one… and that’s okay.

That’s because they’re really low in calories. So, they won’t ruin your waistline.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 35
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

23. Keto Almond Milk Eggnog

Keto Almond Milk Eggnog

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Are you on a keto diet? Then you know that eggnog is a No-No.

Just one cup contains a whopping 44 grams of net carbs. That’s double your daily net carbs allowance.

And as delicious as it is, it’s not worth ditching your skinny jeans.

This keto eggnog is the perfect solution. It’s creamy, frothy, and decadent.

Best of all, it contains less than 1 gram of net carbs per serving. Nice!

To keep it low carb, you use almond milk instead of regular milk.

And to sweeten it, you use Swerve Sweetener. You’ll need both the powdered and granular Swerve sweetener for this recipe.

You can get both of them in the Baker’s bundle, which you can find here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 123
  • Fats: 9.76g
  • Protein: 4.63g
  • Carbs: 1.48g
  • Fiber: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

24. Cherry Tomato Bites

Cherry Tomato Bites

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Finger foods are all the rage at Christmas parties. And for a good reason: you simply pop them in your mouth…no cutlery needed.

These tomato bites are super flavorful. The tomatoes are packed with a combination of cream cheese, green onions, and crumbled bacon strips. Yum!

What’s more, one batch makes 4 dozen of them. So, they’re perfect for a large crowd.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 72
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

25. Festive Guacamole Appetizers

Festive Guacamole Appetizers

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Now, it’s time for some pizza. Yes, you read that right.

They’re crispy and creamy. The bell peppers add freshness and extra nutrition.

Crispy taco seasoning-flavored baked dough is cut into triangles to form Christmas trees. They’re then topped with cream cheese and guacamole to give a pop of green.

Next, green, red, and yellow bell pepper pieces are placed on the tree as ornaments. You’ll love eating these Christmas trees, ahem, pizzas.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 57
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

Conclusion

Which one of these healthy Christmas snacks are your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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