This fall and winter, get healthy — and maybe even a little silly — with holiday-inspired healthy snacks to make with kids.
- Peanut butter
- Chocolate chips
- Wooden skewers
- Cut bananas into “coins.”
- Slide banana slices onto skewers, three coins per skewer. This is your snowman base!
- Have your child decorate their snowman using peanut butter as glue: chocolate chips for eyes, a piece of carrot for the nose and raisins for buttons. Get creative! Try making a peanut butter scarf or a hat made out of a carrot.
- Freeze your festive treat for later or enjoy right away!
- Red or green apples
- Small pretzels, broken into pieces
- Peanut butter
- Raspberries or blueberries
- Core the apples and cut triangular slices. This will form your reindeer’s head.
- Spread peanut butter to sandwich the apple slices together.
- Stick a pretzel into the peanut butter filling on either side of the apple slice. These are your reindeer’s antlers!
- Use peanut butter to glue raisins for eyes and a red raspberry for the nose.
Holiday Elf Crackers
- Round crackers
- Cream cheese
- Salami or ham
- For each Elf Cracker, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the top and bottom of the cracker. Leave the middle dry.
- Cut a triangular piece of salami or ham and stick it on the top part of your cracker, over the cream cheese. This is your elf’s hat!
- Cut a half-circle shaped piece of cheese and stick it on the bottom half of the cracker, over the cream cheese. This is your elf’s beard!
- Use a little cream cheese to “glue” raisins on the cracker for eyes. Voila! A tasty holiday elf!