Kids love Christmas time for many of the same reasons adults do, namely overindulgence. If there is ever a time for munching on special holiday treats, this is it. Unfortunately, what often comes with the season of gluttony is sugar crashes and bloated tummies.
Below are some simple recipes that are both yummy and nutritious so you and the kids can munch away to your hearts content without the nagging guilt. What’s great about these recipes, is that they are very easy to make so the kids can help in the kitchen, keeping them distracted while building more fun Christmas memories.
You will need:
- Chopped sultanas
- Cut the bananas into thick slices (approximately 9 per banana).
- Peel the carrot and cut into small triangular shape for the snowman’s nose.
- Remove the stem from the strawberries and them cut in half, giving you two hats per strawberry.
- Cut the grapes in half. These will be the pompoms on the snowman’s hat.
- It’s a good idea to have all ingredients chopped up and placed in separate bowls so the kinds can easily assemble the snowmen.
- To assemble, thread three slices of banana on to each skewer followed by a strawberry hat and grape half.
- Gently press the currents into the banana slices to create eyes and the buttons on the body then add the carrot nose.
- Your banana snowmen are ready to serve!
You will need:
- Cheese (preferably ricotta, cottage, or cream cheese)
- Black gel icing (for the eyes)
- Remove the leaves from the strawberries
- Cut about a third of the strawberry from the base (for Santa’s body)
- Cut your banana into decent sized slices (1-2cm)
- Take a slice of banana and spread with your chosen cheese.
- Whisking the cheese first will give it a smoother effect and make it easier to work with.
- Assemble the Santa by having the base of the strawberry at the bottom, then adding your banana with cheese, then topping it off with the pointy end of the strawberry (the hat).
- Add eyes using the black gel icing.
- Your strawberry Santa’s are ready to serve!
Some other fun recipes ideas include grape grinch skewers with strawberry hats or candy canes made of sliced banana and watermelon. There are plenty of other great recipes to choose from or you could get creative and think of something new with your child. Have fun!
At Cheeky Munchkins, we wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!