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Sweets Minus Guilt = Better-For-You Holiday Cookie Recipes

Posted By Alejandra Owens On November 30, 2011 @ 9:17 am In Health Talk | Comments Disabled

Holiday cookiesThis is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act [1].

I’m committed to my healthy lifestyle, but the idea of a holiday without cookies makes me really sad.

That’s why I was so excited to find not just one, but several collections of better-for-you holiday cookies. They all include healthy swaps to help cut the fat, calories and guilt that often go hand-in-hand with holiday sweets.

A word of caution, however – even though these cookies are healthier, they are still treats, so indulge sparingly.

Photo credit: chadmagiera [8] on Flickr

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[1] Small Act: http://www.smallact.com/

[2] Prevention magazine offers healthy swaps for 20+ holiday cookies: http://www.prevention.com/cookies/

[3] Eating Well has dozens of healthier cookie recipes for the holidays: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_holiday_cookies_recipes

[4] Good Housekeeping features seven recipes for healthier cookies: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/healthy-holiday-cookies

[5] Taste of Home has six “better-for-you” cookie recipes: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Healthy-Cooking-Magazine/Healthy-Holiday-Cookies

[6] WebMD lightens up four classic cookie recipes: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/healthier-holiday-cookie-recipes

[7] SheKnows offers holiday cookie recipes aimed at people with restricted diets: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/806873/healthy-holiday-cookie-recipes

[8] chadmagiera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadmagiera/

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