Christmas treats for all to eat
Let’s face it, Christmas is one of the most hectic times of the year. Present buying, cooking, cleaning, all whilst embracing the Christmas cheer with our family and friends. It can be tempting to let our good habits slip and fall into a never-ending episode of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, as parents, we want to set a good example. Whilst treats can be more frequent during the Christmas period it is also nice to include some healthy recipes for our children.
It can be difficult to encourage children to eat healthily but with these creative ideas, we hope to make fruit and vegetables an appealing option for all including Santa and his reindeers.
Christmas fruit tree
- Green grapes
- Green apple
- Red apple
- Chop your apples into segments
- Using the green apple create the outline of a tree
- Fill with green grapes
- Decorate with blueberries and raspberries
- Use a strawberry as the star
- Red apple
- Chop the banana into nine pieces
- Place the banana onto a skewer followed by the apple and blueberry
- Decorate the face with carrot and raisins
Christmas vegetable Tree
- Chop half your carrot into segments for the base
- Chop the other half into the shape of a star
- Use a peeler to create thin slices of cucumber
- Assemble as shown in the picture
Not only is it a healthy snack full of important nutrients that help fight off the flu during the Christmas season, but it is a fun activity for all the family. These three simple ideas are sure to make your children beam with joy over the Christmas holidays whilst you can relax knowing they are healthy and happy.
Tip: Santa is sure to get bored with cookies and milk on his travels so why not impress him with these yummy Christmas creations. You never know he may leave extra gifts under the tree.