It would be a rather large understatement to say I wasn’t hugely excited about going home for Christmas! I might be swapping weather perfection for layers of jumpers, hats and scarves but there’s something I simply love about being wrapped up all toasty inside when it’s chilly outside; not to mention a visit to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, mulled wine, mince pies and some good quality family time. I make no promises that my Christmas will be a treat-free zone (if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I truly believe being healthy isn’t about complete restriction), but there are certain things you can do to balance out the choc-filled advent calendars and unusual amounts of chocolate and wine! Exercise is number one but making some delicious guilt-free Christmas treats is number two!
To celebrate national cookie day (yes it actually exists!) and my Christmas food excitement, I’ve baked the most delicious healthy Christmas cookies. Filled with raisins, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg, they are everything you would want for a festive movie day under the blankets. These healthy Christmas cookies have a wonderful crunch on the outside and are too-good-to-be-true chewy on the inside. A glass of organic milk is the perfect pair for any Christmassy treat for me, so do it Oreo style and get dunking!
I hope you enjoy them and even though there’ll be plenty more of these to come”¦Merry Christmas!! If you have any healthy Christmas treats you’ve been dreaming about let me know as I’ll be baking crazy over the next few weeks and very happy to give your own festive treat dreams a go! Make sure to tag me in your cookie creations @LeanLivingGirl x
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!