Thanksgiving Desserts and Their Bougie Bakes Alternatives
Thanksgiving is known for delicious foods and rich desserts. And while your taste buds may benefit, your overall health certainly does not. But what if you could enjoy the same Thanksgiving dessert flavors without any of the guilt or negative side effects? With Bougie Bakes, you can do just that.
Bougie Bakes provides healthy alternatives to life’s indulgences by offering clean bakes for conscious eaters. All of our baked goods are gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. We also offer vegan options that aren’t made with any animal byproducts.
So instead of skipping out on those delicious Thanksgiving desserts that only come around once a year, try these Bougie Bakes alternatives not just for Thanksgiving but year-round.
1. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is the quintessential Thanksgiving dessert known for its creamy pumpkin goodness. However, it’s also known to be quite fatty and sugary — containing on average 13 grams of fat, 25 grams of sugars, and 323 calories per slice.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Instead of indulging in pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, satisfy your pumpkin cravings with Bougie Bakes’ pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! These healthy no-bake cookies give you both pumpkin and chocolate in a single bite. Instead of 13 grams of fat, there’s only eight and they’re entirely sugar-free. And instead of 323 calories, there’s only 110.
In addition, these sugar-free cookies contain four grams of protein, 60 milligrams of calcium, and one milligram of iron. So not only are these cookies amazing for what they don’t have, but they’re also amazing for what they do have — which is made possible thanks to ingredients like almond flour, pumpkin powder, coconut oil, sugar-free chocolate chips, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and erythritol.
2. Pecan Pie
If pumpkin pie isn’t your Thanksgiving jam, perhaps you’re a fan of pecan pie. Unfortunately, pecan pie is even worse for you with about 503 calories per slice with 27 grams of fat and 106 milligrams of cholesterol.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Pumpkin Pecan Blondie Bites
Instead of consuming ¼ of your daily calories in a single piece of pie, try Bougie Bakes’ pumpkin pecan blondie bites. These chewy and soft, yet crunchy blondies combine two of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors in one. These gluten-free and dairy-free desserts come with just 110 calories, nine grams of fat, and 20 grams of cholesterol — making them the perfect healthy Thanksgiving dessert alternative.
3. Peanut Butter Pie
Another popular Thanksgiving pie is peanut butter. This creamy delicious dessert is often made with chocolate and cool whip in addition to peanut butter. And while these additions may taste good, they aren’t very good for you. One slice of peanut butter pie contains about 466 calories, 32 grams of fat, 44 milligrams of cholesterol, and 23 grams of sugars.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Peanut Butter Cookies
Get your Thanksgiving peanut butter fix with Bougie Bakes’ peanut butter cookies. These healthy gluten-free cookies are made with better ingredients including almond flour, coconut oil, erythritol, and pink Himalayan sea salt. As a result, they only have 110 calories, nine grams of fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, and eight grams of carbohydrates with no added sugars.
4. Cranberry Cake
On Thanksgiving, you don’t just have cranberry sauce, you also have cranberry cake! However, cranberry cake is packed with sugars and unhealthy fats that can do more harm than good. For example, one slice of cranberry cake from Starbucks comes with about 350 calories, 18 grams of fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, and 43 grams of total carbohydrates — including 15 grams of sugars.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Vegan Orange Cranberry Mini Muffin
With Bougie Bakes’ vegan orange cranberry mini muffins, you get both cranberry and orange flavors in a healthy vegan-friendly dessert. These muffins only come with 60 calories, four grams of total fat, 85 milligrams of sodium, and nine grams of total carbohydrates with no sugar added. They even come with a gram of protein!
5. Double Chocolate Brownies
If the double chocolate brownies are what you’re looking forward to after Thanksgiving dinner, you may want to reconsider based on the nutrition facts. One serving size of Ghirardelli chocolate brownies comes with 182 calories, 7.3 grams of total fat, 7.7 milligrams of cholesterol, 129 milligrams of sodium, and 29 grams of total carbohydrates — including 16 grams of sugars.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Brownie Bites
Ditch the sugar, fat, and carbs with Bougie Bakes’ brownie bites. These babies only come with 110 calories and nine grams of total carbohydrates with three grams of protein, 30 milligrams of calcium, and 0.9 milligrams of iron as an added bonus.
6. Ginger Snaps
Ginger snaps are another popular Thanksgiving dessert that gets you excited for the holidays to come. And while ginger snaps may not be as unhealthy as some of the other desserts on this list, they aren’t exactly vegan-friendly or sugar-free.
Bougie Bakes Alternative: Vegan Ginger Spice Cookies
So if you’re looking for a vegan-friendly alternative to your classic ginger snap cookie, check out Bougie Bakes’ vegan ginger spice cookies. These healthy no-bake cookies only have 90 calories with seven grams of total fat, no cholesterol, and eight grams of total carbohydrates in addition to three grams of protein, 50 milligrams of calcium, and 0.6 milligrams of iron.
Bougie Bakes: Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
With Bougie Bakes, you don’t have to restrict or limit yourself this Thanksgiving. Instead, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming any real sugar — which means no sugar crash and no guilt! Check out some of our Bougie Bundles so that the whole family can eat healthily and make sure to order quickly so that they arrive in time for Thanksgiving dinner!