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3 Festive Ideas for Healthy Holiday Treats

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This holiday season, just because the weather outside is frightful doesn’t mean that the calorie count and fat grams in your seasonal meals should be ghastly as well.

To add a touch of something sweet to your Thanksgiving menu, mix up one of these three good-for-you treats, as seen in a recent segment of Get The Skinny on WGNO. Not only are these holiday-themed delights nutritious and delicious, they’re also simple to make so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time in your dining room enjoying time with your family and friends.

Muriel’s Jackson Square Pumpkin Patch Martini

A festive holiday cocktail made with fresh squeezed orange juice, Swerve brown sugar, and aromatic spices including cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. 

Per serving: 170 calories, 0 fat, 0 sat fat, <10 mg sodium, 10 grams carbs, 1.5 grams fiber, 7.5 grams sugar, 0.8 grams protein. 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Gluten Free To Go

For a more savory version, add garlic powder or fresh garlic and fresh herbs like sage or rosemary. The recipe as prepared makes 6-8 side servings. 

Per serving: 80 calories, 2 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 42 grams sodium, 14 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 2.5 grams sugar, 1 gram protein

Swerve Pecan Tarts by Sugar Rush NOLA

Pecans, pastry crust and caramel sauce come together to form a delicious seasonal tart. The recipe as prepared makes 24 servings. 

Per serving: 90 calories, 8 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 80 mg sodium, 10 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar, 2 grams protein.

For complete recipes and instructions, check out the original TV segment on

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