5 Healthier Versions of Christmas Pies from 5 Healthier Versions of Christmas Pies slideshow
5 Healthier Versions of Christmas Pies slideshow
5 Healthier Versions of Christmas Pies
kip the store-bought pie this Christmas and make your own, using wholesome ingredients, such as whole-wheat flour and honey. Your body will appreciate the idea that you are satisfying your sweet tooth, but feeding it with easily digestible ingredients.
There’s nothing like a warm slice of apple pie with a scoop of ice cream that melts over the top. It’s not just the apples that make this holiday dessert extra sweet, but instead the cup of sugar added to the filling.
Healthier Apple Pie
Ditch the white flour and the white sugar and opt for powdered stevia and whole wheat pastry flour. Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the plant, Stevia rebaudiana. It happens to be up to 150 times sweeter than sugar, so a little will go a long way.
Chocolate Cream Pie
This recipe combines a luscious chocolate pudding that is rich, but not too heavy, and is complemented by a whipped topping.
Healthier Chocolate Cream Pie
Ditch the artificial, processed ingredients and use dark chocolate, coconut milk, and maple syrup instead. Then, for the filling, use two ripe avocados to get the consistency of your choosing. You won’t believe this recipe is healthy after the first bite!
Pecan pie happens to be the highest in fat and calories amongst all of our favorite pies, even though the pecans are the reason behind the dose of heart-healthy fats.
Healthier Pecan Pie
Instead of using corn syrup to hold the filling together, try maple syrup or honey. The result is just as sweet, but actually has nutritional benefits.
If you’re lucky, pumpkin pie sticks around past Thanksgiving and into Christmas. Pumpkin happens to be a rich source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are beneficial for healthy eyesight. However, the healthy aspects of this pie tend to be outweighed by the other ingredients.
Healthier Pumpkin Pie
Skip the condensed milk and try a dairy-free alternative, such as almond milk or coconut milk. That way, you can make your pie a bit lighter and approved for those who have lactose intolerance.
Sweet Potato Pie
For a pie that uses a vegetable as the main ingredient, added sugar and butter can tack on the calories quickly.
Healthier Sweet Potato Pie
Try making this recipe healthier by making your own pie crust. This way, you have control of what ingredients go in, which can give you the power to make it healthier and cleaner by using whole-wheat flour.