Looking for some healthy snacks to serve this Christmas?
Use cucumbers for the tree (sliced in “sticks”)
Use a carrot or two for the trunk and cherry tomatoes for the ornaments
Use yogurt for the snowflakes
#2: Santa Panini Sandwich
After placing it on the plate, I spooned some cottage cheese around the bottom of the plate and left a little gap where Santa’s mouth would be. Note: the sandwich is placed with the rounded side of the bread down.
This one was a favorite!
From the remaining portion, slice four thin legs and a head. Think of cutting the shape of a shoe for the head. Add a raisin eye, a strawberry nose, and two pretzel antlers.
A little pine tree made of sugar snap peas completes the look of Rudolph’s flight through the air!
#4: Cottage Cheese Snowman
Our sweet snowman has a cottage cheese body , raisin eyes and buttons, 1/2 a baby carrot for a nose, and celery sticks for arms.
Scoop the cottage cheese onto the plate with a small spoon into three circles. Slice your baby carrot in half and add for his nose. Place his eyes and buttons on, and finish with arms. Done!
You can’t get much healthier than this for a festive winter snack!
Use pretzels for his arms to look more like sticks
Use yogurt for his body
Use blueberries for his buttons
#5: Holiday Wreath
My daughter Grace asked for a wreath for lunch. I decided to go with celery for the greenery as opposed to lettuce or cucumbers, which, depending upon your child’s taste buds, you could definitely use. My girls love celery, so I went with that.
Next I added carrots and grapes sliced up for the “berries” of the wreath. You could use cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, or even strawberries here, but I used what I had on hand.
The bow was made out of a slice of ham. I cut one full slice from the deli into quarters, and rolled each up as big as I wanted it to be for the parts of the bow.
Once all that was done, I snapped the photo.
Before I served it, though, I had the idea to add some background “snow”!
This is how I served it, and, as usual, it was gobbled up!
Which version do you like better? I really can’t decide. This second one is definitely more filling for lunch, though, and the girls do love their cottage cheese. So for that reason alone, I know my kids would vote version 2!
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