Tray of Christmas cookies and snacks

The holiday season is upon us! From time with the family to delicious meals, holiday shopping, and gifts for your loved ones, there is a lot to look forward to. One of the best parts of the holiday season are all the treats that come with it. You can enjoy cakes, cookies, pies, and more, and it’s hard to say no when your kids start eyeing that tray of treats!

Avoiding the inevitable sugar rush doesn’t have to be stressful or disappointing for your child. The crew at Hot Ground Gym in Arlington Heights has the perfect solution. Check out this list of healthy snack alternatives for your kids (and you) to try this holiday season. And be sure to sign up for one of our kids fitness programs when you’re done!

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

You may be wondering how on earth gingerbread muffins can be healthy. These delicious muffins are sweetened with molasses and maple syrup along with whole wheat flour and coconut oil for a sweet, deep gingerbread flavor without the guilt. Check out the recipe for these Gingerbread Muffins from Pinch of Yum.

Date Bars

Date bars are a great way to curb your kid’s sugar craving without losing any sweetness. Dates are a natural sweetener and add that chewy texture that’s great with any holiday snack. Check out this amazing Date Bar recipe from Epicurious.

Coconut-Brownie Bites

Kids love chocolate. And brownies. These coconut-brownie bites boast the fact that they are not only gluten-free, but they are egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegetarian too. They are the perfect chocolate addition to these healthy holiday snacks. Don’t miss out on these Coconut-Brownie Bites from That Clean Life.

Healthy Holiday Buckeyes

These peanut-buttery treats are packed with protein, dipped in dark chocolate, and topped with sprinkles! These are a great, healthier option for the holidays that your kids are sure to love! Sweetened with maple and cinnamon, you can’t feel guilty snacking on these. Check out the recipe for these Holiday Buckeyes at Fit Foodie Finds.

These treats are a great place to start when you’re looking for healthy alternatives to the normally sugary treats that surround the holidays. Hot Ground Gym in Arlington Heights wants to do everything we can to support your family’s healthy eating habits as you navigate your eating habits over the holidays. Don’t let it stress you out — we’re here to help!

Kids Fitness Programs at Hot Grounds Gym

Don’t forget to take advantage of the break from school by getting your kids into some of the kids fitness programs offered at Hot Ground Gym! We have a variety of programs to choose from and your child’s health is our number one priority. We also offer birthday parties, private events, and summer and winter camps! Contact us today to learn more.

As you enjoy Thanksgiving and the Christmas season with your family, remember some of these healthy holiday snacks and treat your child (and yourself) to something new and delicious!