I love Christmas time because it has so many memories for me as a child. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas was help my own parents decorate the Christmas tree, prepare cookies and candy, and go shopping for gifts. Now as a parent, I get to enjoy Christmas through the eyes of my own children. It is always fun to see their eyes twinkle and sparkle as they walk into the living on Christmas morning to see what they got from Santa Clause. I also want to make sure that I create my own Christmas memories for my children to remember when they are adults. Do you let your children help you in the kitchen? I allow my own children to help me in the kitchen so that they learn valuable life skills and it is a great way to bond too.
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Today, I wanted to share with you some 5 fun and healthy Christmas Snack ideas for kids. You can serve these at breakfast, snack time, or even take them to your holiday parties too. These snacks are healthy alternative to all of the junk food that normally goes with the holidays.
Grinch Party Poppers
These are super cute and it is a fun way to get your own kids to eat healthy. For this recipe you will need plastic tooth picks, strawberries, bananas, string cheese, green grapes, and chocolate for decorating the Grinch’s face. Visit here to read the instructions on how to assemble the Grinch Party Poppers.
Fruit Candy Cane
I love this snack idea. It is a fun way to get kids to eat fresh fruit and get accustomed to finding healthy snack options when they are older too. For this recipe you will need strawberries and bananas. Simply slice enough strawberries and bananas to form a candy cane. Can’t find strawberries this year, you could easily substitute with raspberries or even cranberries (they are tart so kids might not care for them). I found this healthy Christmas recipe on Stock Piling Moms.
Santa Party Poppers
I found another fun and healthy Christmas snack idea for your next party. Adults and kids will enjoy this healthy version and they are perfect for snacking on. For this recipe you will need regular sized marshmallows (not the mini marshmallows), strawberries, bananas, red M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, and plastic toothpicks. For assembly instructions please click on the Santa party poppers.
Healthy Christmas Tree Snack
Apples are on of my youngest son’s favorite snack especially after I invested in the Trendy Cooks apple slicer. It makes serving apple slices quick and easy. For this recipe you need an apple, craisins or raisins depending on which your child will eat, slice of low fat cheddar cheese, and small pretzel sticks. Arrange the apples to form a tree. Then fold the cheese to make it resemble a star. Next use the pretzel sticks to form the base of the tree. I found this fun recipe on 360 Family Nutrition.
Granola and Yogurt Reindeer
This is not only a great snack option but you could even serve it to your child for breakfast. For this recipe you need your child’s favorite yogurt preferably Greek yogurt since it contains more protein, granola, edible eyes, large pretzels, and red M&M. Pour the yogurt into a bowl and top with granola. Then break pretzels to form antlers (see photo above). Add the eyes and M&M nose. I found this fun recipe on Clean and Sensible.
Christmas time doesn’t have to mean unhealthy snacks for the kids. Try these 5 fun and healthy Christmas snack ideas for kids. Don’t be afraid to serve these snacks at breakfast, snack time, or even take them to your next holiday party. I am sure they will be a hit with adults too.