Christmas is one of those holidays heavily associated with candy. Peppermint candy canes, chocolate bottles filled with liquor, and chocolate covered coins are some of the things you will be barraged by all holiday season. Although some candies are fewer in calories than others, most Christmas candy has very low, if any, nutritional value. For example, one 7 inch candy cane is 110 calories; it only contains carbohydrates and sugar. Here are some Christmas candies that will not only get you in the holiday spirit, but will give plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
Cinnamon and Vanilla Walnuts (via The Nourishing Gourmet)
Candied nuts are a long standing holiday tradition around the world. These candied nuts are sweetened naturally with cinnamon, vanilla, and maple sugar. Walnuts are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation in the body and decrease the risk of chronic diseases. Cinnamon is another nutritious ingredient in this recipe. It helps LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and reduces pain.