20 Keto-Friendly Christmas Desserts

Maressa Brown | Dec 14, 2018 Food & Party
20 Keto-Friendly Christmas Desserts

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From classroom to work holiday parties, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities, and then all the fun planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, December is jam-packed with special occasions that organically revolve around food. And not just any food. Oh no. Quite often, the holidays are seen as a chance to bake or cook up and devour the richest, most decadent, most sugar- and fat-packed dishes around in the name of celebration. Eggnog, Christmas cookies, decadent layer cakes, boxes of truffles, pies a plenty! Between Santa's grand finale at the Macy's Parade up through the first full day of the new year is the season in which these crave-worthy treats take center stage, and temptation is at an all-time high.

For that reason, being on any kind of strict healthy eating regimen during the month of December can be especially challenging. It's no wonder people quite often feel it's best to just throw any super-specific rules or goals related to food out the window until it's January 2 (or perhaps a week or two later). With only one life to live, and one holiday season to enjoy annually, why not throw caution to the wind and eat the damn cookies? Hey, it's a truly valid question! 

But being intent on sticking to a particular protocol is not only incredibly commendable but absolutely possible. For starters, a healthy eating regimen really works best when it's sustainable, no matter what time of year it is. And beyond that, Christmas recipes that fit all different types of diet styles abound. It's not nearly as tough as it used to be to find ways to make beloved, traditional dishes with less sugar, less fat, fewer carbs, etc. -- and actually still have them turn out super-yummy. For anyone following the low-carb, high-fat Keto diet, there are a ton of dessert recipes that simply use natural, low-glycemic sugar substitutes like Swerve or stevia and lower-carb flours, like coconut or almond. Here are 20 Keto-friendly Christmas dessert recipes that won't disappoint.

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