Foodfacts.com observes that, with the holiday season setting in and Christmas round the corner, food takes up a vital stature. Amongst other concerns like setting up the right menu or planning some innovative and delicious recipes, one of the prime concerns is also to balance health and taste, especially if kids are around. To give you some guidance, therefore, we have come up with these top 5 healthy Christmas snacks for kids:
• Christmas Tree Dip:
This healthy kids’ Christmas snack looks beautiful and tastes great. Use your kid’s favorite cream cheese dips to make a Christmas tree out of it. Depending on the size of the tree that you want, you can use either single, double or tripled cream cheese dips layers. Spread it out a large plate and adorn it with healthy, yet colorful vegetables, like carrots, broccoli, red and green peppers, celery and cherry tomatoes.
• Red and Green Popcorn:
Talking about healthy kids’ Christmas snack, popcorns can never miss a mention. And with this Christmas snack idea, the kids are going to simply love them. Simply pop your popcorns the way you want and then spread it over a cookie sheet. Red and green are the two typical Christmas colors, which instantly evoke the spirit of Christmas. Hence, drizzle some red and green edible food coloring on the popcorn spread and mix well, till you have enough to satisfy everyone around you. However, ensure that you use good quality edible colors, which are safe for your kids to consume.
• Assorted Dried Fruits:
Dried fruits had always been kids’ love. Therefore, this Christmas, add a festive touch to this healthy snack by assorting some dried red and green apples, dried cranberries, dried peaches and apricots and some golden raisins. Serve this colorful healthy kid’s Christmas snack to your children and see how they enjoy every bit of it.
• Christmas Tree Finger Food:
To make this creative Christmas snack, cut a roll of French bread in slices of 2 inches. Spread a spoon of salsa or marinara sauce on each slice. Now, take a broccoli floret and spear one of its ends with a toothpick. Place the toothpick on the bread slice. Place 4-5 such broccoli toothpicks on the bread and then sprinkle some grated white cheese on it. A beautiful winter landscape, with forests and snow is ready in seconds to be served. You can make it more attractive by adding some Christmas-theme cake toppers like snowmen and sleighs.
• Banana Snowmen:
To make this healthy kids’ Christmas snack, blend a few bananas with some milk. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to make it creamier and also to add that aromatic touch. Freeze it for sometime and the scoop out a few balls of different sizes from this. Stack three balls together with the help of a toothpick to make a snowman. Make eyes and nose using raisin bits. Use a dash of chocolate frosting for the mouth. To make the scarf, use red licorice string. Place a top hat and drape the banana peel over the snowman and serve.
These are definitely some great, healthy Christmas snacks for kids. You can use your creativity and imagination to come up with similar such ideas and impress your kids by turning the Christmas party into a real fun time.
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