6 Healthy Holiday Tips to Indulge a Little More

Healthy Holiday Tips to Indulge a Little MoreTrying to eat healthy during the holidays can be challenging, with a plethora of desserts, drinks and food to indulge in. But with these recipes and tips, eating healthier won’t be a chore!

There’s no excuse not to eat healthier this holiday season with these quick and simple recipe substitutions.

  • Use whole-wheat flour instead of white flour.
  • Use coconut milk in place of heavy cream.
  • Substitute oil in baking recipes with unsweetened applesauce.
  • Try 2 egg whites instead of one egg.
  • Replace 2% milk with low-fat milk.
  • Use low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese instead of sour cream.

Or try sugar-free syrups in these easy sugar-free recipes.

Sugar-Free Banana–Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


1 cup DaVinci Gourmet Banana Sugar Free Syrup

1 12-oz package sugar-free chocolate chips

5 8-oz packages low-fat cream cheese

1 cup Splenda sweetener

1 tbsp banana extract

3 eggs

1 tbsp flour

½ cup sour cream

Graham cracker crumbs for crust


Preheat oven to 350°. Make graham cracker crust by spraying a 9″ springform pan with nonstick coating and crumbling graham cracker into the pan. Lightly pack crumbs using back of a spoon over the bottom of the pan.

Blend the cream cheese, Splenda and DaVinci Gourmet Banana Sugar Free Syrup. Add eggs one at a time until blended into batter. Blend in sour cream, then flour until mixed into the batter. Lightly hand stir the chocolate chips into the batter. Poor into pan and bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow cheesecake to sit in cooling oven for another hour. Remove and cool for one more hour.

Refrigerate cheesecake for 4–6 hours or overnight.

Tips: You can use any DaVinci Gourmet Sugar Free Syrup flavor. Place a pie pan filled with water into the oven while the cheesecake is baking to add moisture.

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cup Mocha


½ oz DaVinci Gourmet Peanut Butter Sugar Free Syrup

½ oz DaVinci Gourmet Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup

1 shot espresso

Steamed milk


Combine ingredients in a 12-oz cup. Mix well.

Tip: Try this recipe with DaVinci Gourmet Chocolate Sauce and Classic Peanut Butter Syrup.