Snacking on pastries and sweets is simply part of the Advent season. Unfortunately, cookies or stollen contain a lot of sugar, fat and calories. The good news: there are plenty of alternatives that are healthier and don’t weigh too much on the calorie count.
Stolen Christmas with special ingredients
Nutritionist Matthias Riedl and TV chef Tarik Rose are proof of this. First, prepare a Christmas stollen. Instead of wheat flour, butter and sugar, almond meal, oat flakes, cottage cheese and rapeseed oil are used in the dough. Dried fruits and crunchy nuts give it a special touch.
The rich and traditional pastry becomes Christmas with speculoos, cardamom and cinnamon. The latter not only smells good, but is also a superfood among spices. Nutritionists appreciate cinnamon, among other things, because of its effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It is also said to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Healthy Advent cooking
In the healthy Advent kitchen, fruit cookies are also baked in muffin tins. Here, too, nutrition expert Matthias Riedl and top chef Tarik Rose do without wheat flour. The base of the dough is made of apples and carrots, mixed with oat flakes and almond meal. Almonds are packed with healthy nutrients and are a great source of fiber. Not only are they good for digestion, but they also fill you up quite quickly and above all for a long time. An ideal remedy against cravings for the tempting offer at the approach of Christmas.
At the end, a hearty snack for lovers of hearty meals: pumpkin pie with goat cheese and winter salads. This recipe is distinguished by healthy ingredients and great taste. Another advantage: the Advent pastries of Matthias and Tarik provide the body with nutrients instead of overloading it.