Healthy Christmas Snacks

Healthy Christmas Snacks

We all know that the holidays are filled with lots of delicious food but, unfortunately, most of it’s also loaded with sugar and fat. My kids have inherited my sweet tooth and would fill up on cookies and chocolates all day long if they could. I’ve found, however, that they’re much more willing to eat the good stuff {and even try new things!} when I make it a little more fun for them to eat.

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS SNACKS

If you’re wanting your kiddos to take a little break from the sweets but still let them in on that Christmas festivity, here are some fabulous healthy Christmas food ideas for kids. {Of course, adults can still enjoy them too!}  Most of them are really simple and can be prepared in no time. Use them for Christmas parties or just some fun at home while watching a Christmas movie or two. These healthy Christmas snacks would also be perfect for class treats since many schools are encouraging more healthy food options for their class parties.

String Cheese Snowmen from No Biggie.

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS SNACKS – FRUIT IDEAS

There are so many cute Christmas fruit snack ideas! They still may have some sugar, but at least they’re loaded with nutrients!  If you’re using bananas or apples and are concerned with the browning, you can always dip them in a little lemon juice or orange juice to help prevent that.

Santa fruit skewers using bananas, strawberries, and marshmallows.

Santa Fruit Skewers from Clean and Scentsible

Fun and healthy Christmas snack ideas. Banana snowmen on a stick with strawberry hats.

Banana Snowmen from One Handed Cooks

Grinch fruit kabobs using grapes, bananas and strawberries.
Grinch fruit kabobs {and other Grinch party food ideas} from Clean and Scentsible

Fruit Christmas tree made from apple slices, raspberries, strawberries, and pretzel sticks.

Apple Christmas Tree from Clean and Scentsible. You could use kiwis too!


Fruit Christmas Tree from Iowa Girl Eats. Use any combination of fruit that you would like.

Grinch snack made from a pear and strawberry.
Grinch  Fruit Snack from Clean and Scentsible.

Watermelon Christmas trees and healthy Christmas snacks.

Watermelon Christmas trees from One Handed Cooks.

Apple slices with cookie cutter cut-outs and nut butter for a healthy Christmas snack.

Apple slice and nut butter “sandwiches” from Healthy Little Foodies.

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS FOOD PLATTER VIDEO

Put a few of your favorite ideas together for a Christmas party food platter!

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS SNACKS – VEGETABLES

It can sometimes be hard to get all of the recommended vegetable servings in each day, but these ideas are sure to get your kids a little more interested!

Vegetable Christmas tree platter with broccoli, tomatoes, and cauliflower.

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter from Betty Crocker.

Cucumber Christmas tree.

Cucumber Christmas Tree from Kiddie Foodies.

Cute Christmas veggie cups for a healthy Christmas snack.

Celery reindeer healthy Christmas snack.

Celery reindeer peanut butter snacks from Fork and Beans.

CHRISTMAS SANDWICHES

There are lots of fun Christmas sandwiches that you can make that are quick and easy to whip up!  Any Christmas cookie cutter can quickly transform a plain old sandwich into a Christmas treat!  Fill them with your kids favorite healthy foods for a great after school snack or lunch time surprise!

Pita Christmas tree appetizers for a Christmas party.
Pita Tree Snacks from Betty Crocker.

Reindeer sandwiches using a round cookie cutter and pretzels.

Reindeer Sandwiches from CBC.

Cute snowman Christmas snack made from a bagel and cream cheese.
Snowman bagel from Spoonful.

Christmas star cut out sandwiches for a fun and healthy Christmas snack, lunch, or party idea.

Star cut-out sandwiches from In the Playroom.

Christmas tree sandwiches using cucumbers.

Cucumber Christmas tree sandwiches from Melt.Snowman Sandwich and 20 other fun and healthy Christmas food ideas.
Snowman Sandwiches on a Stick {originally found on Good Housekeeping but link no longer working}.

Christmas tree tortilla rollups.

Christmas tree roll-ups from Betty Crocker.

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS CRACKER AND CHEESE IDEAS

Crackers and cheese are always a hit with the little ones and work great for Christmas parties too.  Here are some cute ways to dress them up!

Babybel Santa Clauses on a stick.
Babybel Santa Cheese from Cute Food for Kids.

Santa crackers.

Santa Crackers from Martha Stewart

Babybel cheese made into Santa's belly for a cute and healthy Christmas snack idea.
Babybel Santa’s Belly.  These ones would be super quick and easy to make if you had to do a larger batch.

Christmas tree cheese tray using various cheeses and grapes.

Christmas tree cheese platter from Kevin and Amanda.  Fun for an adult party too or make it on a smaller scale for a group snack.

HEALTHY CHRISTMAS DRINKS

Don’t forget a drink to wash it all down!  These can be enjoyed with a meal or snack, or for a fun little Christmas treat all on their own. Stay away from the soda with these healthier Christmas drink ideas…

Frozen cranberry and orange healthy Christmas smoothie.

Frozen Cranberry Orange Smoothie {Dairy-free} from Cotter Crunch

Snowman milk bottles.

Snowman milk bottles from Live, Laugh, Rowe

Chocolate Peppermint Green Smoothie from Healthy Delicious.

Drink boxes wrapped in paper for snowmen drink boxes. Cute and healthy Christmas snacks!

Snowmen drink boxes from Pigskins and Pigtails

Cup of slow cooker cranberry apple cider to celebrate the holidays.

Slow cooker cranberry apple cider from The Recipe Rebel.

Aren’t they all awesome!  I hope you and your family have some fun with them this holiday season  Get the kids in on the creating too – you might be surprised by all of the great ideas that they come up with! Happy Holidays!

For more fun Christmas ideas for kids, check out these posts…

Collection of fun Christmas breakfast ideas for kids.

Written by: Jenn @ cleanandscentsible.com

Original article can be found here: https://www.cleanandscentsible.com/healthy-christmas-food-ideas/