Five Healthy Christmas Snack Ideas For The Little Ones In Your Life
We definitely don’t not the Grinch who stole Christmas, and we’re not against a little bit of sugar at Christmas parties or during Holiday parties. However, over here we love focusing on healthy snacking and December is definitely no different. These healthy snacks will have you excited for holidays with the only thoughts of sugar being the Sugar Plum Fairy dancing in your head.
We have a feeling these Grinch Kabobs will be a crowd favourite among kids and adults alike at holiday parties this year!
Wash grapes and strawberries. Slice bananas and cut of the green end of the strawberries. Poke a toothpick into the top of the grape, thread on a banana slice, then the strawberry top, followed by the mini marshmallow.
Chocolate Peanut Brittle
50 g dark chocolate, preferably 70%
3 tbsp peanut butter
50 g pretzels
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 tsp coconut oil
Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.
Melt chocolate and peanut butter on a low heat using your preferred method.
Roughly break up the pretzels and stir into chocolate/peanut butter mixture until coated.
Form mixture into 8 stacks on the baking paper and place in fridge/freezer to set.
While setting, you can make your peanut butter drizzle.
For the peanut drizzle:
Melt peanut butter and coconut oil over low heat using your preferred method.
Remove stacks from fridge/freezer and drizzle with peanut butter mixture.
Place back in fridge/freezer to set.
Remove once set and enjoy!
Store in fridge.
Chocolate Pistachio Raspberry Bark
We love a good bark, because they’re very very VERY easy to make; especially with little fingers wanting to help!
200 g dark chocolate, preferably 70%
1 tbsp rice malt syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup raspberries (frozen is usually easiest at this time of year)
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup shredded coconut
Break up chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water on the stovetop (do not let bowl touch water).
Add rice malt syrup and coconut oil. Stir until melted.
Line a baking tray and spread melted chocolate mix evenly over the top. Scatter over the raspberries, pistachios and shredded coconut and place into the freezer for an hour.
Once hard break up into pieces. If not serving immediately, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
These little Strawberry Santas are perfect for your next holiday gathering and will bring a smile to faces around you. And they are absolutely delicious.
1 pint Strawberries
1 cup Whipped Cream
2 chia seeds per Santa (for the eyes!)
Wash and dry strawberries. Slice off the green to make the bottom of your Santa. Cut the strawberries top quarter of the tip off the strawberries, to make Santa’s Hat! Place whipped cream in pastry bag or ziplock, cutting a corner to be able to pipe the whipped cream out. Pipe on the buttons, then swirl the whipped cream, place the “hat” and pipe out a fluff for the hat on top. Place seeds for eyes, using a slightly damp finger to help you out!
This is another great one to get the kids involved with!
Slice bananas (thick so they don’t break apart) and place 3 on a lollipop stick.
Use chocolate chips for the eyes and a tiny real carrot slice for the hose.
Two pretzels make arms and the festive hat is made from an apply slice and a blueberry.
Thanks to A Healthy Slice of Life for the inspiration!