Healthy Christmas Snacks for Your Kids

Kids love the holiday season for many of the same reasons adults do — the festive Christmas activities, giving and receiving gifts, and indulging in Christmas cookies and other special holiday treats. If you want to encourage your children to engage with holiday traditions without the inevitable sugar crash, there are plenty of healthy holiday snacks for kids you can make and serve this year. As a bonus, you can munch on these with the family before Christmas dinner — and still have room for holiday dessert.

Even picky eaters will give these healthier Christmas snacks a chance, and they’re bound to come back for seconds. Many of these easy recipes only require a few ingredients, like fresh fruit and veggies, cheese, and eggs, so the whole family can enjoy a healthy appetizer without the guilt. And because it’s the holidays, you know these healthy snacks are anything but boring. Create a Christmas tree charcuterie board, decorate snowman cheese sticks, or set up strawberry Santas, just to name a few ideas for magical, edible holiday masterpieces.

These better-for-you treats make for great lunchbox additions or snacktime surprises, but you can also invite your kids to help you in the kitchen. (A great idea if you need to keep little ones entertained inside on a snow day!) Not only does cooking together build important skills and make for special memories, but the kids are also more likely to try new foods if they helped make them. With these 24 easy, healthy Christmas snack recipes on hand, you’ll be one step closer to a stress-free holiday season.

healthy christmas snacks

Hard-Boiled Egg Snowmen

A pair of hard-boiled eggs, carrot slices, and a sprig of parsley make up these “snowmen.” Psst: a single strand of uncooked pasta holds it all together!

Get the recipe at Roxy’s Kitchen.

healthy christmas snacks

Watermelon Christmas Trees

These vibrant watermelon trees are so easy to make you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this holiday snack sooner.

Get the recipe at One Handed Cooks.

healthy christmas snacks

Christmas Banana Snowmen

Looking for a festive breakfast? Serve up these banana, strawberry, and grape snowmen.

Get the recipe at One Handed Cooks.

healthy christmas snacks

Christmas Bliss Balls

These Christmas bliss balls might be small, but they’re packed with healthy ingredients like dates, rolled oats, and cranberries.

Get the recipe at Healthy Mummy.

healthy christmas snacks

Strawberry Santas

With a strawberry hat and cottage cheese beard, these holiday treats are super cute and fun to eat.

Get the recipe at My Kids Lick the Bowl.

healthy christmas snacks for kids antipasto wreath

Antipasto Wreath

Kids will love munching on cheese, grapes, sliced meats, and bread — especially when they’re surrounded by a festive wreath!

Get the recipe from Delish.

There’re more snacks in this article by Laura Hanrahan and Jamie Kravitz for Woman’s Day©. Click below:

24 Healthy Christmas Snacks – Easy Holiday Snack Recipes 2021 (womansday.com)

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