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Do You Give High-Calorie Treats For the Holidays?

Spreading holiday cheer often means baking up a storm, and then sharing the fruits of your oven with friends and family. But sometimes giving someone a thoughtful plate of treats may mean you're tempting them with diet-busting treats too good to pass up.

I love to bake, so the holidays are a time when my oven gets a lot of use. And while it may be good for my willpower to give away the goods, I'm sure my well-meaning cookies and cupcakes have sabotaged a healthy resolution or two. Do you make sure you stick to nonedibles (or other healthy alternatives) when you gift treats, or do you give away only the best indulgences?

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amber512 amber512 5 years
I make treats every year, they are all fine as long as they are eaten in moderation :)
SaraNoH SaraNoH 5 years
of course. I dont actually EAT them though; it gives me a good excuse to make really lavish treats for others.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
I always make people treats for the holidays. I love being healthy, but I think that "healthified" baked goods are never as good for the soul as the full-sugar, full-fat stuff :)
Vanonymous Vanonymous 5 years
It depends on the person. If I knew someone was trying to lose or actively maintain their weight, then I would not give them indulgent food. But I would also never gift non-fat "treats" to someone not dieting b/c 1) that's rude; and 2) they almost always taste bad :)
punkinqueen punkinqueen 5 years
This question deserves a more expanded response. Every year I make several Pumpkin Cheesecakes for Thanksgiving. It's actually been requested for the past several years, so I comply. On the other hand, my christmas presents last year included some homemade candies in addition to an assortment of somewhat healthier dried fruit. I still want people to enjoy what I give, but I have been attempting to make healthier choices (while still being delicious).
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