I know, it’s still November. To me, Christmas shouldn’t officially start until 1st December, and then it should kick off big time. Instead of the shops playing a few Christmas songs throughout the day during November and slowly increasing the rotation, all festivities should be banned until December. Then, all yuletide cheer should commence full-throttle. Only Christmas songs should be played and all trees should be up for the whole month. Full on Christmas excitement for the whole month.
My kids can’t contain their excitement for the next few weeks, however. They’ve been writing their letters to Father Christmas, repeatedly, for months already. They’ve been honing their Christmas lists and asking about the finer details of how the reindeer fly and who makes the toys.
Christmas often bring a bit of gluttony, but healthy treats can definitely be festive! Here are 12 fun and creative ideas for healthy kids Christmas food – from vegetable Christmas trees to oatmeal penguins! Not all of them have recipes, but are quite self-explanatory through the photos and I hope that they’ll inspire you to use what you have in the fridge to create magical festive foods that will delight the children.
Along with healthy kids snack range, Organix, I’ve come up with 12 ideas for healthy Christmas kids foods:
Organix have made this adorable Christmas tree fun plate using their natural, no-junk cheese and herb puffs. A great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
They’ve even made a video to show you how it’s done:
Grace from Eats Amazing is a legendary creator of fun kids food. Here she’s shared her idea for a simple healthy snowman snack.
These pumpkin gingerbread man pancakes are a fun way to get veggies at breakfast.
Hungry Healthy Happy made these fantastic Healthy Santa Hat Brownies! They’re refined sugar-free and absolutely adorable.
Back over to Eats Amazing for this fantastic Healthy Christmas Tree, and the link is packed with loads of other healthy Christmas ideas!
This is a simple idea for turning mashed potato into a Christmas tree with chives, or into a snowman with raisins, chives and cherry tomatoes. Kids can make these ones themselves!
Crepes or pancakes can be turned into reindeer with some nectarine slices, with yogurt and blueberry eyes and a raspberry red nose for Rudolph!
Top a quiche with broccoli, peppers and tomatoes in the shape of a tree!
Cheese cubes and cherry tomatoes can be placed in the shape of a tree, with rosemary for decoration! Green peppers would work well too, and be edible. There are loads of other red and green vegetables that could make an equally impressive, healthy Christmas tree.
Put slices of banana on skewers and top with blueberries for eyes, nose and buttons.
Use skewers or toothpicks to position strawberries into a tree and top with starfruit. I’d leave out the spun sugar to make it healthier.
Decorate a plate of healthy porridge with blueberries, satsuma segments and a strawberry for this absolutely adorable oatmeal penguin!
Check out my Healthy Christmas Treats Pinterest board for more ideas!
Follow Kate | Veggie Desserts’s board Healthy Christmas Treats on Pinterest.
I’m entering this post into a few blog linkies:
Inheritance Recipes by Coffee and Vanilla and Pebble Soup
Extra Veg by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy
Credit Crunch Munch by Fab Food 4 All, Fuss Free Flavours and hosted this month by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary