The holiday season will be here before we know it. Cue the endless hours of decorating, gift wrapping, writing out Christmas cards, baking and of course the seemingly endless holiday get parties. While finding the time for all of these activities tends to be extremely challenging, when you're trying to watch your weight the biggest challenge during the holidays is the parties. When it comes to parties there usually aren't a lot of low carb options available. Since I love holiday treats and hate depriving myself, I've put together a list of some of my favorite picks for low carb Christmas dessert. They are simple prepare, perfect for the holiday table and are waistline friendly.
While no one can deny that both sugar and gingerbread cookies are classic holiday treats, sometimes you're just in the mood for something a little different. Am I right?
Whether you're in the mood for a delicious everyday cookie or something more festive to serve up during the holidays, these hand crafted, keto friendly, Italian almond cookies are sure to delight!
Loaded with sliced almonds and chocolate chips, they are a perfect low carb Christmas dessert that pairs well with a glass of ice cold milk! These cookies are scrumptious, arrive super fresh and are sure to satisfy all your cookie cravings.
- 2.5 net carbs per cookie
- Available in 1/2 and full dozen batches
- Hand made to order
- Keto friendly
If you're looking for a low carb Christmas dessert that doesn't require any baking, these low carb rum balls are a great choice. Each ball only contains 1 net carb per serving. Despiste being low carb, they are decadent and moist. The texture of the rum balls is great and the flavor is on point.
This classic Christmas treat comes twelve to a pack making them perfect to share (of course there's no rule that says that you have to)! Assemble them on an elegant platter at your next Christmas party or divvy them up and package them in festive goody bags and give them out as thoughtful gifts.
- 1 net carb per ball
- Each ball contains 130 calories
- Free of preservatives
- Low glycemic
Sugar cookies are a great year around treat but become a must have during the holiday season. There's something so delightfully festive about indulging in a warm, buttery sugar cookie! The only down side is that they tend to be loaded with carbs.
However, Good Dee's (a company known for their amazingly delicious low carb baking mixes) created the ultimate low carb sugar cookie mix! The mix is super easy to prepare. Simply combine the mix, 1 egg, a 1/4 cup of butter or coconut oil (your choice) and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bake at 325 degrees and in about 12 minutes you'll have a batch of 12 absolutely scrumptious sugar cookies that are perfect to serve as a tasty, low carb Christmas dessert.
To add a little extra festiveness to these cookies, top them with a low carb frosting.
- 2 net carb per sugar cookie
- Gluten free
- Low glycemic
- Easy to bake
Pecan sandies are such a tasty treat. If your looking for a gourmet, low carb Christmas dessert these cookies won't dissapoint! They are super delicious and are perfect for the holidays!
These low carb pecan sandies made by the Keto Cottage are a great twist on classic butter cookies. But of course with a lot less carbs. As in only 1.25 net carbs to be exact. Every batch of these low carb pecan sandies is hand made from scratch and are made to order.
- 1.25 net carbs per cookie
- Handmade from scratch
- Low glycemic
- These cookies are keto friendly and gluten free
During the holidays it's not a bad idea to always have some sort of a dessert on hand to be prepared for those impromptu gatherings. When your on a low carb diet, it's especially important to be prepared. By having a low carb dessert tucked away in the freezer, it kills two birds with one stone.
Not only will you have a delicious dessert that can be served at a moment's notice, but it will also help you avoid a situation where you don't have a low carb dessert option, leaving you to decide whether you'll deprive yourself and skip dessert or give in to a high carb, sugar filled option. I don't know about you, but I don't like either of those options. Which is why I like to keep some sort of low carb dessert like these mini cheesecaks on hand at all times (especially during the holidays).
These mini cheesecakes are a rich, creamy, guilt free, low carb Christmas dessert option. These melt-in-your mouth treats are also the perfect size for a holiday dessert buffet or anytime your in mood for a little dessert without overdoing it.
- 5.5 net carbs per cheesecake
- Only 95 calories each
- There are 12 mini cheesecakes per pack
- Available in 3 flavors
This keto friendly pound cake mix creates a pound cake that is moist and decadent. With only 1.5 net carbs per slice it's an excellent choice for a low carb Christmas dessert. It's a simple dessert that's elegant enough to slice up and serve as is.
But it's easy to jazz it up for the holidays too. Simply drizzle some low carb icing over it or mix in some low glycemic berries, such as these low carb freeze dried cranberries for an extra tasty treat.
The pound cake is also available in chocolate. The chocolate version is 2.5 net carbs per slice. View full nutritional info.
- 1.5 net carbs per slice
- The mix is handmade
- Made to order
Celebrate the holidays with these gourmet, low carb chocolate truffles! These truffles are hand crafted using premium chocolate and are a chocolate lovers dream! They are available in six different flavors; peanut butter, almond joy, s'mores, fudge, coconut and (during the holidays) peppermint. A coconut, almond joy, peanut butter and fudge variety pack is available too.
While they are low carb, considering the serving size is only one, 1 oz ball, they are a bit higher in comparison to some of the other low carb treats. For example a slice of the pound cake is only 1.5 net carbs and a Good Dee's sugar cookie is 2 net carbs. However, if your holiday season just isn't complete without some chocolatey truffle goodness, these are still a much better option than other traditional brands such as Godiva.
They also make for a decadent treat that's perfect to give out as a Christmas gift or to place on a cake pedestal and serve as low carb dessert at your next holiday gathering.
- Available in 6 different flavors
- Net carbs range from 4.2 - 7.8 (depending on the flavor)
- Hand crafted with premium chocolate
The smell of Christmas snickerdoodle cookies baking in the oven is absolutely divine! This low carb cookie mix creates 12 tasty snickernoodle cookies that are perfect the holiday season! They are super soft and packed with yummy, cinnamon flavor! Best of all it's only 3 net carbs per serving!
They are easy to prepare and can actually be prepared two different ways. For a traditional style snickerdoodle cookie, combine with a one egg and 4 TBSP of butter. Or combine the mix with 3 TBSP of water and 4 TBSP of coconut oil for a vegan friendly holiday treat!
- 3 net carb per cookie
- Low glycemic
- Made from Non GMO ingredients
- The mix is also gluten free and vegan friendly
Finding a premade, store bought dessert option that's also low carb isn't always an easy task. But when you're crunched for time and don't have time to bake (something that tends to happen a lot during the holiday season) a store bought holiday dessert becomes essential. Fortunately, there are some time saving, store bought (and low carb) dessert options available.
For example, take this bag of low carb chocolate chip biscotti by Healthwise. It has a satisfying, chocolatey crunch and it's a store bought goodie that only has 3 net carbs in each serving. It's an effortless, low carb dessert that will help you stick with your diet goals while satisfing your sweet tooth all holiday season long.
Have last minute company coming over during the holidays? Don't panic...simply assemble the biscotti on a holiday platter, garnish with a few sprigs of mint or seasonal berries (if you have them on hand) and serve with coffee or hot chocolate for a simple, yet festive low carb Christmas dessert.
- 3 net carbs per serving
- Only 15 calories per serving
- Fat free
As the weather gets colder the cravings for a belly warming beverage tend to get stronger. Of course coffee and tea are great options but during the Christmas season it's nice indulge in something a little more festive. But so many of the decadent holiday beverages come loaded with sugar.
Take a medium sized original hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts...it contains a whopping 59 grams of carbs and 46 grams of sugar. And don't even get me started on a grande peppermint mocha from Starbucks. While it's a deliciously festive holiday treat, it's packed with 63 grams of carbs and 55 grams of sugar.
Thankfully there's a tasty low carb hot chocolate that's worthy of the holiday table. BariWise makes a heavenly low carb version of this classic beverage. Not only is it low carb but it's packed with 15 grams of protein too! Top it with a little whipped cream and and a light dusting of cacao powder and it becomes the perfect beverage to include as part of your low carb Christmas dessert spread, yet is rich and elegant enough to enjoy on it's own.
- 4 net carbs per serving
- 90 calories per serving
- Contains 15 grams of protein
Gingerbread cookies are probably one of the most iconic Christmas treats. Not only do they taste amazing but they are fun to decorate too! Just because you're limiting your carb intake doesn't mean that you can't enjoy some gingerbread goodness this holiday season.
At a mere 1 net carb per cookie, you can serve these flavorful gingerbread cookies as a yummy, low carb Christmas dessert. It does require some light baking though, but it's still a time saver compared to making them from scratch.
This mix is remarkably simple to prepare and only requires adding butter, vanilla extract and eggs (as it bakes it makes it will make your house smell good too)! It creates a dough that works well for circular shaped cookies. However, it is a little on the fragile side, so if you plan on using it to roll and cut out adorable gingerbread men shapes you'll need to be extra gentle with it.
- 1 net carb per cookie
- Low glycemic
- High in fiber
- The mix is made with all natural ingredients
Low Carb Baking Mixes
While there are a lot of premade or simple to prepare low carb options available, when there's a specific type of low carb recipe you searching for, you'll find that it's needs to be made (or at least partly) made from scratch.
The good news is with the help of these low carb baking mixes you'll be able to custom create a variety of low carb Christmas dessert. These mixes work great to make a low carb pie crust, cupcakes, cookie dough and many other scrumptious holiday treats.