Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 10 Guilt-Free Holiday Snacks

10 Guilt-Free Holiday Snacks


If you cringe at the thought of what the coming holiday season is going to do to your waistline, never fear! You can shrug off that dietary anxiety and go forward to Christmas parties, holiday dinners, and cocktail parties with confidence. As long as your armed with a few strategies for healthy holiday snacking and portion control.

The following 10 guilt-free holiday snacks pack smaller portions, and you can savor each mouthful without the calorie remorse and fear that you’ll be mistaken for Jolly Old Saint Nick in the New Year…

1. Mixed Nuts

Mixed nuts are an excellent sources of protein, unsaturated fat, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Plus you can pass the bowl and partake in a handful of almonds, walnuts, cashews, roasted peanuts, filberts, pecans, and soy nuts of the unsalted variety, and lower blood cholesterol at the same time. Just don’t overdo it as nuts are very high in calories!

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • 7 Fun and Healthy Mother's Day Ideas for the Whole Family
    Most everyone likes to celebrate everything their mom does for them on Mother's Day (which is May 14 this year, in case you've forgotten) – so why not include the whole family in...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Infographic: Holiday Inspired Workouts
    Let’s face it; working out during the holiday season can prove difficult. It's hard to find time between all of the shopping, holiday baking, visiting, and hosting duties.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Healthy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
    With another Mother’s Day approaching, you may be wondering what to get the woman who brought you into this world.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • A Real vs. Fake Christmas Tree: Which is Greener?
    Every year millions of families place gifts under a Christmas tree. It’s a long-running tradition that, for most of its history, involved the use of real trees.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthier Holiday Hacks
    The holidays are filled with indulgences. We stay inside more, we drink more, we eat more, and we have to wear stretchy pants WAY more often.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Tricks For Surviving Halloween Treats
    Eeek! Leading up to All Hallow’s Eve, it’s not the scary costumes or horror movies that put me in a frightful state—it’s the mini chocolate bars and chips lurking around...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Worst Foods to Eat During the Holidays
    Thanksgiving comes but once a year. And that’s probably a good thing, considering that the average American will literally gobble down thousands of calories on what’s...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain
    If you attend your family Thanksgiving dinner in elastic pants—you obviously don’t have much concern for calories.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Healthful Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Feasting
    I look forward to Thanksgiving above all other holidays every year. That’s why I would never tell you to avoid the family dinners and holiday buffets to sit home and wallow in a...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Active Ways to Spend Thanksgiving
    The Thanksgiving holiday is not the occasion to start counting calories. However, that doesn’t mean you need to eat yourself into a food coma either.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Festive Foods That Are Beneficial For Your Health
    Despite the flack that holiday dishes get, many, or aspects of them, actually promote many health benefits.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Health Tips For Traveling This Christmas Season
    Planes, trains, automobiles, buses, or sleighs led by tiny reindeer! Many of us will be using different modes of transportation to get home to our loved ones this Christmas.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Effective Ways to Beat Holiday Stress
    No matter the reason—financially strapped, rowdy shopping crowds, family drama, and battling seasonal flues—there are plenty of stresses during the holidays.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Holiday Superfoods Worth Celebrating!
    Do you end up feeling like a stuffed turkey after gorging on so many holiday delights? The good news is that many traditional holiday foods are actually quite healthy—it’s...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Low Cal Tips for Surviving Christmas Party Season
    If you’re struggling to stay on the healthy eating bandwagon come December, you, like me, understandably dread the pending office, family, and social holiday gatherings.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice