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The Healthiest Store-Bought Holiday Treats to Stock Up On This Season

Healthy, wholesome treats. No cooking, no mess, and no guilt!

By: Lexy Parsons

Pumpkin had its time in the spotlight — it’s time for winter flavors to shine! ‘Tis the season for gingerbread, peppermint mocha, and lots of holiday nog. While we’re all for treating yourself this holiday season, brands are making it easier to stay on track with your fitness goals thanks to a wide selection of healthy store-bought holiday treats. Yes, healthy holiday snacks do exist! And with the holidays around the corner, stores are lining their shelves with all these limited-edition winter must-haves. So, we’re ready to fill our carts, and cheers to good health and good food!  

The Healthiest Holiday-Flavored Beverages: Coffee, Creamers & Nog

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Winter Cheer Oatnog Cold Brew

The duo we never knew we needed — Stumptown Coffee and Oatly Oatmilk. Upgrade your morning brew and take mornings to the next level. This holiday blend, made with creamy Oat Milk Nog (think warming winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg), and a fusion of cold brew coffee, is low in sugar and will satisfy all your energy-boosting needs.

Califia Farms Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk

When chocolate, peppermint, and cold brew meet, you know it’s going to be good. Especially when it’s dairy-free, low in sugar, and every bit as tasty! This almond milk-based peppermint mocha cold brew is a healthier store-bought alternative to traditional Peppermint Mocha’s (which are filled with sneaky sugars and contain upwards of 500 calories!). 

La Colombe Peppermint Mocha Oat Milk Latte 

And if your tummy can handle dairy milk, rejoice in this Holiday Peppermint Mocha Brew . It’s creamy, frothy (thanks to the nitrogen-infused milk), and lightly sweetened with cane sugar. At just over 100 calories, enjoy this store-bought festive treat as a healthier holiday beverage. 

Califia Farms Holiday Nog

With the holiday season underway, eggnog is on our minds! But, it’s not always the healthiest beverage on the menu. Good news, this egg-less, almond milk-based blend is just 50 calories per ½ cup serving and made with a handful of simple ingredients. If you want to save on sugar and calories while still enjoying an indulgent blend, this is for you! 

Elmhurst Oat Milk Holiday Nog

Oatmilk nog does exist, and we can confirm it’s creamy, delicious, and a holiday beverage necessity. Best of all, there’s no need to worry about artificial ingredients or fillers — made with less than five ingredients (oats, cashews, cane sugar, and flavor add-ins) sip away without guilt.

Plus, Elmhurst has a variety of other limited-edition seasonal blends such as Pistachio, Pumpkin Spice, and Caramel Macchiato.

Nutpods Dairy-Free Winter Collection Creamers

When you want a splash of holiday flavor in your cup, your options are endless thanks to Nutpods winter dairy-free creamer collection. Choose from an assortment of flavors like holiday nog, peppermint mocha, pumpkin spice, cookie butter, and more. We’re stocking up on these healthy store-bought holiday creamers! 

The Healthiest Holiday-Flavored Chocolate Treats

JOJO’s Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

A healthier way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Two grams of sugar, three grams of protein, five grams of carbs, and less than 150 calories per serving. These peppermint pretzel bites will surely bring joy to your plate this holiday season!

EVOLVED Organic Snickerdoodle Filled Dark Chocolate Bar

If you can believe it, this snickerdoodle-filled chocolate bar is sugar-free, keto-friendly, and insanely delicious. Made with all nutritious ingredients like cacao, cashews, and almonds, you’ll get a healthy dose of nutrients as you savor every bite. Did we mention it’s less than 150 calories per serving, and fiber and protein-rich?

Holiday-Flavored Taza Chocolate Bars

Stock your stockings or snack on a healthier chocolate treat — Taza Chocolate Bars are organic, direct-trade, stone-ground, and made with all-natural ingredients. Grab their limited-edition holiday flavors like Gingerbread Cookie, Spiced Eggnog, and Peppermint Stick. Yum!

Lily’s Stevia-Sweetened Hot Cocoa Chocolate Bars

Yep, these Mocha Hot Cocoa bars are made with less than 10 ingredients, contain zero sugar, and even have 3 grams of protein per serving! What’s more? Lily’s has other holiday-flavored bars (and chocolate chips!) like peppermint white chocolate, gingerbread, and salted caramel. Don’t walk, run!

Hu Kitchen Holiday Edition Chocolate Bars

Take your pick with Hu’s holiday flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, or Crunchy Chocolate. Made with everything you’ll love (like all-natural and ultra-simple ingredients like coconut sugar and cacao) and nothing you won’t (goodbye refined oils and processed sugars)!

Healthy Seasonal Protein-Rich Snacks & Energy Bars 

LaraBar Gingerbread & Snickerdoodle Bars

Holiday-flavored energy bars that are 220 calories or less and taste like dessert? Sign us up! And, these limited-edition holiday flavors are made with simple, nutritious ingredients: dates, nuts, and spices. You can even get creative and use these healthy snack bars as the base or crust for healthier holiday desserts! Whether you enjoy them as a snack or a healthier holiday treat, your taste buds will thank you. 

Gingerbread RXBar

With no added sugar and a whole lot of holiday spice, these gingerbread protein bars are the perfect on-the-go snack to curb your cravings and satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with 12 grams of protein and simple whole food ingredients like egg whites, dates, and nuts. 

Want more protein-packed holiday goodness? Try their other holiday flavors like pecan and pumpkin spice!

Healthier Store-Bought Holiday Cookies

Partake Foods Crunchy Holiday Sprinkle Cookies

Because everyone needs a holiday sprinkle cookie. Especially when it’s made with ingredients like cassava, oats, and a sprinkle of organic cane sugar. Free from the top allergens and vegan and gluten-free.  

And if you’re more of a soft-baked cookie lover, you’re in luck. Try their limited-edition soft-baked Chocolate Peppermint, Pumpkin Spice, or Cookie Butter flavors!

High Key Mini Snickerdoodle Cookies

Although these bite-sized snickerdoodle cookies are made without added sugar, they’re still deliciously sweet. Plus they’re grain-free (made with almond flour), contain 4 grams of protein, 1 gram of net carbs, and are under 150 calories per serving.

Enjoy Life’s Soft Baked Peppermint Bark & Apple Cider Donut Cookies

Sink your teeth into these soft-baked, allergy-friendly cookies that taste like they just came out of the oven. Filled with ancient grains like buckwheat and natural sweeteners like date paste, enjoy the benefits of (what tastes like) home-baked healthy holiday cookies without actually doing the work. Choose from seasonal flavors like Peppermint Bark, Apple Cider Donut, Snickerdoodle, or Gingerbread Spice.

HU Kitchen Grain-Free Snickerdoodle & Gingerbread Cookies

If you’ve had Hu Kitchen’s paleo chocolate bars, just imagine how good their grain-free cookies taste. Hint: they’re everything you’d hope for in a cookie. They’re sweetened with dates, made with wholesome flours like cassava and cashew, and flavored with whole food ingredients you can actually recognize and pronounce (like ginger, rosemary, and vanilla extract). Oh, and seven cookies (a serving size) are only 120 calories.

Seasonal Sweet Snacks 

Siete Foods Grain Free Buñuelos Cinnamon Crisps

Buñuelos are a Mexican holiday staple, traditionally made from fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar. While that sounds delicious, you can imagine it’s not the healthiest! Luckily, Siete transformed the not-so-healthy dessert into a healthier holiday tradition. Enter: limited-edition mini cinnamon crisp tortilla chips made with cassava and dusted with a coconut sugar cinnamon topping. Cue the mouth water. 

As if that weren’t delicious enough, there’s more: cinnamon churro strip chips (also grain-free and naturally sweetened).

Hail Merry Sweet Potato Cups

If you’re looking for healthy store-bought holiday treats made without questionable ingredients and excess sugar, you’ll love these mini sweet potato cups. These bite-sized desserts are like freshly baked goods that taste like classic pumpkin pie in a decadent cookie crust. Plus they’re paleo-friendly, grain and gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and plant-based.

Lesser Evil White Chocolate & Matcha Winter Popcorn

Slightly sweet, perfectly crunchy, and every bit delicious. If you’re questioning the matcha, white chocolate, and popcorn combo, trust us, it’s one of those healthy store-bought holiday treats that you never knew you needed. Serve it up at your next holiday party as a healthier snack and spread the cheer!

A Healthy Way to Eat, Drink & Be Merry This Season

It’s hard to believe treats this delicious can actually be healthy! But, that’s great news for you (and your wellness goals). With so many healthier alternatives to choose from, there’s no need to splurge on the sugar and derail your goals in the process. Satisfy your cravings with better-for-you options and celebrate guilt-free. Another added perk of these healthy store-bought holiday treats? No cooking or clean-up required. Happy snacking!