Everyone wants to treat themselves to something sweet at Christmas. But can you be healthy too? Yes! Here’s a selection of low-calorie treats which still have the ‘mmmm’ quality without the guilt.
This is an amazingly squidgy bananary treat. The banana flavour is so sweet that it doesn’t need anything on top. 86 calories per slice and great with a hot cuppa!
At just 145 calorie per bag, and in the shape of different ‘puzzle pieces’, these Guzzle Puzzle sweets are something we’d love to find in our Christmas stocking. With completely natural flavourings including orange, lime, raspberry, cinnamon, and even extracts of spinach and nettle, we reckon they’re probably good into the New Year too!
Yes, the non-sugared ones are healthier, but c’mon it’s Christmas! These festive nuts give you all the goodness of the almonds, which includes calcium, magnesium and fibre.
Just four nuts give you half your RDA of vitamin E for a healthy immune system, skin and eyes.
This deliciously creamy ice cream is a great alternative to Christmas pudding.
Two small scoops only set you back 119 calories. That’s a reason for festive cheer if ever we heard one!
Christmas just ain’t Christmas without fruit and nuts. And this cereal bar comes with its own festive flavourings of apple, cinnamon and sultana.
With 25% fruit and 113 calories per bar, it’s another one for the stocking.
Ok, it’s actually winter now but this lusciously light pudding happily ranks along Christmas pudding as an unmissable seasonal pud.
You can make your own for around 200 calories per serving, plus oodles of vitamin C.
They’re new, they’re skinny, and at only 65 calories you can dip one into your mouth guilt free. Even two perhaps?
And remember – the more you use the gym over Christmas, the more treats you can eat!
I think some of these are quite 'girly' - but I agree with Phillip that the malt loaf sounds great, perhaps a good snack to take to the gym too.
magic words at the end - if you work it off you can eat what you want. It's that simple!
ice cream and ice lollies are great for a sore throat and a cold. That's my excuse, anyway...
have to say even my sweet tooth can't cope with sugary cereal bars - I prefer a small bar of chocolate, not much difference in the calories anyway. That malt loaf looks good!
I love cereal bars but not sure I'd count them as much of a 'treat'. Perhaps I need to re-think my idea of a treat!!