Christmas Desserts and Their Bougie Bakes Alternatives
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! A time filled with family, friends, food, and desserts. It’s incredibly tempting to indulge in delicious Christmas flavors like gingerbread, peppermint, peanut butter, and citrus. At the same time, it’s always a good idea to end the year on the right foot with a healthy and balanced diet.
So how can you have your cake and eat it too? Bougie Bakes offers healthy alternatives to your favorite Christmas desserts. Here are some swaps you can make this holiday season:
1. Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is both festive and delicious. However, all that deliciousness comes at a price when it comes to calories and sugar. Just a single slice of red velvet cake has 368 calories — including 210 calories from fat. Twenty-three grams of total fat makes up about 35% of your daily value. Of those 23 grams, 14 are trans fat, making up 70% of your recommended daily value. It also has 93 milligrams of cholesterol which makes up 31% of your daily value.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Enjoy the decadence of red velvet with none of the sugar. These cookies are even better than your traditional red velvet cake because they incorporate chocolate chips as well. However, these dairy-free chocolate chips can still be enjoyed by those with lactose sensitivity or intolerance.
Vegan Bougie Bakes Alternative: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
It can be extremely challenging to find vegan alternatives to delicious Christmas desserts like red velvet cake. Thankfully, Bougie Bakes has come to the rescue with vegan red velvet chocolate chip mini muffins. So enjoy all of your favorite flavors with none of the animal products!
2. Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are a holiday tradition complete with gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. And while decorating these cookies with tons of icing and candy comes with a lot of fun, it also comes with a lot of sugar. Your typical gingerbread cookie has about 12 grams of sugar, 103 milligrams of sodium, and 15 milligrams of cholesterol.
Vegan Bougie Bakes Alternative: Ginger Spice Cookies
The beauty of these ginger spice cookies is their simplicity. They are jam-packed with healthy and natural ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, and pink Himalayan sea salt. Instead of tons of calories, sugar, and fat, there’s no cholesterol, no sugar, and just 20 milligrams of sodium.
3. Peppermint Bark
Peppermint bark packs a major punch and is the perfect compliment to peppermint hot chocolate. However, it also packs a major punch in terms of calories, fat, and sugar. A single piece of peppermint bark has 8.4 grams of fat — including 5 grams of saturated fat. It also comes with 18 grams of carbohydrates and 16 grams of sugars.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Peppermint Brownie Bites
Peppermint is practically made for the holidays and chocolate is good year-round, so these brownie bites combine these two flavors into one delicious bake with only 2 net carbs apiece. They also only come with 110 calories, 9 grams of carbohydrates, no sugar, and 3 grams of protein.
4. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Peanut butter works well with every season, but it’s especially yummy at Christmastime. But while these cookies might be perfect for the holidays, they might not be perfect for your diet. They have 5.5 grams of total fat and 2.7 grams of saturated fat per serving. They also have 12 milligrams of cholesterol, 71 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of total carbohydrates, and 6.6 grams of sugar.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Peanut Butter Cookies
Our peanut butter cookies have all the peanut butter flavor you’re craving with none of the gluten, dairy, sugar, or GMOs of regular peanut butter cookies. These babies also allow you to stick to your holiday diet with only 120 calories and have an added bonus of 4 grams of protein.
5. Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Sprinkle cookies can also be eaten year-round, but there’s something special about Christmas sugar cookies that come in holiday shapes and colorful sprinkles. But with “sugar” literally in the name, there’s no doubt that these cookies aren’t very healthy — and adding sprinkles into the mix just adds to their sugar count.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies
Everyone loves sprinkles, but not everyone loves the sugar that comes with them. Thankfully, Bougie Bakes has created a sugar-free sprinkle alternative that we add to our signature sugar cookies. If you want to make your own cookies with our sugar-free sprinkles this holiday season, we also sell them separately.
6. Cranberry Orange Christmas Pound Cake
Cranberry and orange are traditional Christmas flavors that can be shown off in a delicious pound cake. At the same time, you can draw a line between “pound” cake and adding pounds during the holidays. One slice of this cake comes with 330 calories, 16 grams of fat, 42 grams of
carbohydrates, 26 grams of sugars, and 35 milligrams of cholesterol.
Vegan Bougie Bakes Alternative: Orange Cranberry Mini Muffins
Take your Christmas cheer up a notch with orange and cranberry vegan mini muffins. Just when you thought it was impossible to create a delicious, healthy, and vegan Christmas dessert, Bougie Bakes makes it happen thanks to ingredients like unsweetened vanilla macadamia milk, coconut oil, gluten-free oat flour, freeze-dried cranberries, organic orange extract, and vanilla extract.
Bougie Bakes: Healthy Christmas Desserts
Enjoy everything this holiday season has to offer — including the desserts — with none of the guilt. And once Christmas is over, end 2021 on a good note by limiting your intake of sugar, dairy, and fats so that you can start 2022 off the right way. Just know that these Bougie Bakes holiday flavors aren’t here to stay — so get your hands on them now before it’s too late!