11.30.2011

Christmas Tree Snacks

I have been desperately trying to find some fun, healthy snacks for my kids this holiday season...and I'll tell you why :) Obviously, I want my kids to be as healthy as possible, but honestly...I just don't have the willpower to resist all these yummy unhealthy treats floating around! So, I'm hoping by dressing up this healthy food the kids will get more excited about vegetables and I will be able to stick to my eating plan.
First up I found some mini peppers at Costco the other day. I love red peppers so I grabbed a bag and munched away. All of the sudden I was looking at my pepper and it hit me...these totally looked like Christmas lights! Wierd that I think of things like that, right?! :)



I used the mini peppers, part of a snap pea, and black beans to make these fun treats. Best part? the first day I brought these peppers home the kids wouldn't even try them. Yesterday after school...they were FIGHTING over who got the lights :) SUCCESS!!

This next idea I found on a great blog called Little Nummies. It was so simple to make and a fun snack to eat while we did our Christmas Tree craft. Again...I am so grateful for creative people that share all their fun ideas!

For our Christmas Tree all we used were snap peas, cheese cut in the shape of a star, and pretzel sticks. afterwards I thought it would have been fun to use craisins and raisins as decorations too! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please share if you have any fun, healthy holiday snacks you give your kids...I need all the ideas I can get! :) Check back tomorrow for a really fun, messy Christmas Tree craft. Have a great day!!

9 comments:

Tenille

What a cute and fun little Christmas treat for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

These are so creative and look yummy! I'm hoping your healthiness will rub off on me by reading this because I just can't seem to stay away from those Hershey's Cherry Cordial Kisses this time of the year! :)

Hollie Hanson

For a second when I looked at this I thought, is she seriously eating hot peppers for a snack?! lol

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy

Genius! Love it, love it so much we are going to feature it on our blog on Sunday, stop on over and check it out.
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Lorelie

Tonii, I can't find contact info on your blog so I'm going to try leaving you a comment. Time Out for Women would like to feature your blog on TOFW.com sometime this month. Will you please contact me at Lsander@deseretbook.com and I can give you more details? Thanks!

-Lorelie

Shawnee

One thing that was always fun when I was growing up was a trees in a broccoli forest. Here is the link to the recipe. http://www.dole.com/SuperKids/Recipe/Snacks/SnacksDetails/tabid/731/Default.aspx?contentid=2475
It is really cute and yummy!

I loved your ideas too. Thanks for sharing!

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