05 December 2017

Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And with the most wonderful time of the year comes the most wonderful food of the year! However, the wonderful treats that tend to present themselves at this time of year are often loaded with sugar. From sugar cookies to candy canes to homemade caramels, it seems impossible to keep your child’s sugar intake down. Maybe this year you can substitute some of your cookie or candy making for some healthy holiday treats. A dentist in Twin Falls has compiled this list of healthy holiday treats for your little ones.
#1 - Frozen Banana Penguins
How cute are these! These chocolate covered banana pops cleverly fashioned to look like sledding penguins will be so fun to make and eat with your kids. Yes, they still have sugar, but a significantly less amount that sugar cookies frosted with sugar frosting. This is one that your kids won’t forget.
#2 - Christmas Ornament Crackers
Get some calcium and protein into your kids with these fun crackers. All you need is crackers, lunch meat, and cheese! You can even let your kids help cut out the Christmas shapes in the cheese with cookie cutters to make their own snack.
Source: Eats Amazing
#3 - Pita Christmas Trees
Make some healthy Christmas trees! Cut some pita bread into triangles, spread guacamole or spinach dip for the green, add tomatoes for ornaments, and use a pretzel stick for the trunk. Easy! Lay out some different toppings – red onions, colored bell peppers, tomatoes, olives – and let your kids decorate their own pita Christmas tree.
#4 - Grinch Kabobs
Turn some favorite fruits into little Grinch kabobs. All you need is green grapes, bananas, strawberries, mini marshmallows, and toothpicks. Use these as a fun Christmas appetizer for the kids at your holiday parties.
#5 - Snowmen Kabobs
Because kabobs are so fun and simple for everyone to put together, give these snowmen kabobs a try. All you need are some skewers, bananas, strawberries, raisins, and grapes (or mini marshmallows like in the Grinch kabobs). Not only is this a fun treat, but it can be an activity to keep little hands busy while you’re wrapping presents or preparing holiday meals.