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Healthy Christmas Treats

Veggie Tree Platter

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 14 grape tomatoes
  • ½ orange bell pepper, cut into strips
  • Yellow bell pepper for star and trunk
  1. Rinse and thoroughly dry vegetables. Trim broccoli floret stems.
  2. Arrange broccoli on serving platter to form tree shape and tomatoes to form ornaments. Arrange orange bell pepper to form garland and arrange yellow bell pepper for star and trunk
  3. Optional: Arrange cauliflower at base of the tree to form snow
  4. Chill, covered, until ready to serve with dip.

Recipe adapted from: BettyCrocker.com

veggie-tree

 

Grinch Fruit Kabobs

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Strawberries, tops sliced off
  • Banana, peeled and sliced
  • Green grapes
  • Toothpicks
  1. First wash and cut your fruit.
  2. On each toothpick, assemble your kabob as follows: one mini marshmallow, one strawberry, one banana slice, and one green grape.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: MOMables.com

grinch-snack

 

Snowflake Quesadillas

  • 2 whole wheat tortillas/wraps
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • Sliced vegetables and meat of your choosing
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Fold 1 tortilla in half; then fold into thirds to make one triangle with six layers. Use kitchen shears or paring knife to cut out a snowflake design; unfold.
  3. Place remaining uncut tortilla on lined sheet; sprinkle with ½ cup cheese and any other vegetables or meats of your choosing. Lay cut tortilla on top. Bake until cheese is melted, 6 to 8 minutes.

Recipe adapted from: MarthaStewart.com

 

snowflake

 

Cheesy Trees

  • Mozzarella, cut into triangles
  • 3 broccoli florets
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Red bell pepper, diced in small pieces
  • Cheddar cheese or yellow bell pepper for star
  1. Rinse your broccoli and chop into tiny pieces.
  2. Put a pretzel stick through the center of cheese wedge. Then coat in broccoli pieces.
  3. Dice a red bell pepper into very small pieces. These are your ornaments.
  4. Place yellow bell pepper or cheddar cheese on top for the star.

Recipe adapted from: Super Healthy Kids

cheesy-trees

 

For more healthy ideas for children, check out healthystartkids