One of the best parts of the holiday season is all the holiday parties! You get to see old friends and new friends, co-workers and new flings all in the festive spirit. There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to your next holiday party — not only do you have to be worried about what you’re going to wear or how you’re going to do your hair, there’s also your contribution to the party. Be sure to show up with a sweet treat that will satisfy everyone without overloading them with butter or sugar. Here are some great options:

Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding

Photo:  Desserts with Benefits

This pudding is made with the ever-so-seasonal pumpkin, which also just happens to pack a ton of nutrients. It’s also super easy to serve if you choose to use individual containers. Recipe here.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie


This pie uses low-fat ingredients to maintain its decadent flavor while cutting down on the calories. Here’s how to make it.

Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce


It’s the standard crowd favorite with a low-calorie twist. Here’s the recipe

Hazelnut Dessert Coffee

Photo: My Recipes

Who says dessert has to be a pastry? Whip out this dessert coffee at your next party and be the star of the show. Here’s the recipe

Cherry and PIstachio Rugelach

Photo: My Recipes

Celebrate Hanukkah with friends by bringing some of this delicious rugelach. Here’s how to make it.

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Photo: My Recipes

These tart bars will be a refreshing change from the heavy dishes of the holiday season. Here’s how to make them

Low-Fat Gingerbread Cookies

Photo: Skinny Taste

No holiday season is complete without a gingerbread cookie. Here’s the recipe.


Photo: Katie at the Kitchen Door

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Christmas Pudding

Photo: The Healthy Chef

These seasonal treats are great for large parties because they’re so easy to serve! Check out the recipe here.

Cranberry Ginger Pull-Apart Bread

Photo: Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

This bread is great for a more casual party where you want to really sit around and chill with friends. Try it out