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8 Guilt-Free Holiday Cookie Recipes
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Dec 20, 2013 - 5:15:06 PM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With only a few weeks left in December, we prepare to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome the start of 2014. To kick-off the New Year, many of us set resolutions to adopt healthier lifestyle habits, especially after a few months of consuming sweets and heavy meals at holiday parties and family gatherings.If you are looking to follow a healthier diet, you won't need to sacrifice taste. Here we share eight cookie recipes from Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the three-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning The Dr. Oz ShowNew York Times best-selling author and Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, that will satisfy your sweet tooth without hurting your waistline.

Holiday Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Using flaxseed instead of eggs and applesauce instead of butter, this recipe is the perfect guilt-free offering for any holiday cookie swap. Get the recipe here.

Spiced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies
Rich in antioxidants and low in calories, pumpkins are a great immune-boosting superfood. Get the recipe here.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
These delicious cookies use puréed bananas instead of sugar to add sweetness. The purée adds fiber and moisture without sacrificing the sweet taste you love. Get the recipe here.

Triple Chocolate Cookies
With three kinds of chocolate, you won't miss the fat and sugar in the standard version of this most beloved cookie. Get the recipe here.

Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Want to know the secret ingredient to this holiday treat? Chickpeas! They're packed with fiber. Add some holiday cheer by sprinkling on cinnamon - you'll pump up your metabolism along with your spirit.

Get the recipehere.

Post Grape-Nut Cookies
Appease your sweet tooth with these delectably crunchy cookies. In addition to their unique texture, they're full of fiber to keep you satisfied. Get the recipe here.

"No Bake" Cookies
These quick, no-bake cookies, originally posted by Wellness Warrior Nancy Schuessler, are a tasty alternative to traditionally baked treats. Get the recipe here.

Dr. Oz's Protein Cookies
Cookies that might help you lose weight? It's true! These protein-packed cookies keep you feeling full and help reduce cravings. Enjoy them with a shot of espresso. Get the recipe here.

These recipes are in line with our commitment to promote optimal health in our clients through our proprietary Balanced Care Method, a revolutionary approach to care that emphasizes lifestyle factors linked to healthy longevity. Maintaining a healthy diet is a key component of this approach, which is why we strive to provide our caregivers with the tools and techniques they need to cook nutritious and satisfying meals for our clients, including gourmet cooking classes and ourComfort Foods Cookbook: A Healthy Twist on Classic Favorites.

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