10 Healthy Festive Holiday Snacks That Your Kids Will Love

Looking to make snack time festive for the holidays? Holiday cookies may be tempting, but there are so many healthier holiday snack options that are just as festive! To encourage you to choose healthy options, without sacrificing the holiday spirit, check out this list of healthy festive holiday snack recipes that you and your kids will love!

  • String Cheese Snowmen: String cheese is a great source of calcium and vitamin C, and contains protein and fiber. Make snack time more fun by turning them into snowmen! Simply use a black marker to draw a face and buttons on the wrapper, and add a ribbon for a scarf and a cut out of a top hat. Click here for recipe.

  • Santa Strawberries: Strawberries are the perfect color and shape to make a healthy Santa- shaped snack! Cut the top the strawberry, put whipped cream or yogurt in between, and add two chocolate sprinkles as the eyes. Click here for recipe.

  • Cucumber and Carrot Christmas Trees: Make eating vegetables fun this holiday season by making Christmas tree snacks out of just cucumber and carrot! Simply slice a cucumber and poke it through a skewer to form a tree- like shape. Add a piece of carrot to the bottom as a tree stump, and a star cut out of carrot on the top. Click here for recipe.

  • Fruit Christmas Tree: Make a festive, fruit christmas tree that your whole family will love. Simply take a styrofoam cone, stick toothpicks in, and add your favorite fruits. Use cookie cutters to make festive shapes out of melons, and don’t forget the star on the top! Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals, and are high in fiber. Click here for recipe

  • Egg snowman: Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, in addition to several vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. To make them a healthy, festive snack, all you will need is eggs, peppercorn, carrot and a skewer. Simply stick two eggs together with a skewer, add peppercorns for the eyes and buttons, and cut your carrot into a nose and hat. Click here for recipe.

  • Peanut Butter Reindeer Celery Sticks: For a healthy snack that incorporates vegetables and peanut butter, which is packed with healthy fats and protein, maker peanut butter reindeer celery sticks! Take portions of celery sticks, spread on peanut butter, and add pretzel pieces for the ears, a raspberry for the nose, and edible eyes. Click here for recipe.

  • Babybel Santa’s Bellies: Babybels are individually sealed cheese rounds that are low in calories, and high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Their round shape and red packaging make them perfect for looking like Santa’s belly. Simply make Santa’s belt out of black and gold construction paper, and wrap it around the babybel!

  • Grinch Kabobs: For a healthy snack that reminds you of a great holiday movie, make Grinch kabobs! They are quick and easy to make, and are mainly fruit. All you need is green grapes, strawberries, bananas, mini marshmallows and toothpicks. Layering the grape, then a banana slice, then the strawberry, then marshmallow will look like the Grinch with Santa’s hat! Click here for recipe.

  • Cheese Reindeers: Who knew cheese, pretzels, olives and red pepper can make the perfect holiday snack? Laughing Cow cheese is low in calories and high in calcium, and is the perfect shape for this snack. Add two pretzels for ears, pieces of an olive for eyes, and a dot of red pepper for the nose! Click here for recipe.

  • Fruit Candy Cane: To make eating fruit even more enjoyable, make it look like a candy cane! Simply slice strawberries and bananas and line them up in a candy cane shape, alternating each slice. Click here for recipe.

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