Monday Menu: Daniel Fast Holiday Treats

Even though Christmas is only three weeks away, it seems as if it should have been here by now. After all, my daughters have been listening to Christmas music non-stop on the radio since mid-November. I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “Carol of the Bells!”

A big part of the holiday season includes going to parties and feasting on a never-ending buffet of goodies – cookies, candy, hot chocolate, apple cider, and pies. Most people throw all self-control out the window, vowing to eat healthier beginning in January. However, you can have sweet treats this time of year without putting yourself into a sugar-induced coma.
Today I want to share a few of my favorite Daniel Fast dessert recipes:
1. Almond Butter Bites – These were among my first recipes on my blog and are featured in my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. They’re tiny treats that are packed with flavor!
2. Petite Pecan Pies – Even the most culinary challenged person can make this recipe. It’s about as easy as they come. Plus, they really do taste like pecan pie!

Apples with Date Honey – Since creating this recipe nearly two years ago, I have found Date Honey to be an extremely versatile food. Several recipes in my book and on my blog include it because the natural sweetness of dates adds outstanding flavor to any dish. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed by the taste of Date Honey!

Find healthy treats to snack on, such as the ones above, and you won’t give in to every food temptation that’s placed in front of you during the holidays. When attending a party or Christmas program, take your own goodies to enjoy and share with others.
I pray that you have a blessed holiday season as you celebrate the birth of our Savior. Remember, the holidays aren’t about parties and presents or food and festivities. Christmas is about CHRIST and sharing His love and salvation with the world. Merry CHRISTmas!