By Vicky McDonald
November 28, 2017
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With so many Christmas candies, cookies, and snacks lying around, it's easy to overindulge, and then crash and burn. Eating snacks with too much sugar and salt can sometimes just to add to your holiday stress. What you need are some healthyish snacks Recipes to graze on that will actually give you energy, and keep your stress levels at bay. Snacks with nuts, seeds, oats, dark chocolate, spinach, and avocado are full of nutrients to keep you on track during the festive season. We've picked out a few recipes that have these stress-relieving ingredients, and just enough boldness to keep you feeling festive.

This recipe is full of nuts, seeds, dried cranberries, and a small sprinkling of peanut M&M's for a little burst of color and sweetness.

Tasty Maple Trail Mix
Photo by lutzflcat

These bright and festive cinnamon, oatmeal, and strawberry muffins are the perfect treat to snack on while you decorate the tree.

Studies have shown that cocoa can help reduce anxiety and enhance calmness. These cocoa-rich energy bars are a tasty treat that are packed with healthy dates and nuts to keep you going.

Chef John's Chocolate Energy Bars
Photo by Chef John

These fudgy-chocolate brownies are just as tasty as the real thing, but full of nutritious nuts and avocado.

Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan)
Photo by Melissa Goff

Instead of tucking into a bag of salty chips, try these cheesy spinach and kale balls instead. They're "weight-watchers" friendly and full of energy-boosting greens.

This easy snack mix has some added nuts, dried fruit, and banana chips to make it a little healthier for the holidays.

Guilt-Free Snack Mix
Photo by Tammy Lynn


Check out our collection of Healthy Snack Recipes.