Christmas is fast approaching. With it comes merrymaking, delicious meals, savory drinks, and of course, the temptation to indulge. Unhealthy treats could stir your old habits and roll back the gains you’ve made this year, but don’t worry, there are plenty of tasty and adorable snacks that will keep your waistline firm.
Christmas Bliss Balls
Fun to make and packed with healthy ingredients like oats, dates, and cranberries, home-made bliss balls are super delicious. You can infuse yours with vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, orange, or whatever tickles your taste buds. They are the best afternoon snack, and you can accompany them with a spicy chai tea.
Fruit & Cheese Christmas Trees
This fun-themed treat is both tasty and easy to prepare. Cut pepper jack, mozzarella, cheddar, and jack cheese, then arrange them with red and green grapes in the shape of a tree. Stuff thyme springs between their layers and top it off with a fresh slice of celery to create the tree trunk.
Holiday Party Veggie Wreath
Vegans, you’re not left out. The veggie wreath is an exciting appetizer that you can prepare in minutes. Slice cherry tomatoes, radishes, broccoli, cucumber, as well as red and yellow pepper, then arrange them on a wide plate. Tuck sugar snap peas around the vegetables then dress it in your favorite cream. Easy to make, this edible treat is going to be a hit at your party. We suggest you use pre-cut veggies to cut preparation time.
Christmas Banana Snowmen
If you’re looking for a snack that’s both healthy and tasty, go for the energy-boosting banana snowmen. Dress it up with strawberry, carrot, and grape accessories. You and the kids will enjoy this Christmas treat, that’s also rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and B vitamins.
Who doesn’t love this succulent and sweet treat? Grab a melon, cut it into slices then shape it into an arrowhead. To make the base, trim both sides of the rind. Line up your tree-shaped slices in a tray, add and decorate it with your favorite yogurt, then put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
If you’re looking for an appetizer, this is the perfect treat for you. Made with five hard-boiled eggs, one carrot, peppercorns, and an eggplant, these flightless birds are a healthier alternative to Popsicle ice cream. You’ll need some toothpicks to make eyeholes.
For a pre-dinner treat, nothing beats the taste of tangy pops. Here is to make yours. Skewer the wedges of your cheese on a toothpick then sprinkle it with some broccoli florets and chili flakes. Top yours with a savory star and enjoy your kids.
No one can resist the sight of a seedless mandarin with popping eyes and antlers all stacked up in the form of a pyramid. The bonus is they smell good, and you can play around with your decorations. Kids will enjoy them as they run around the house singing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.”