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Five kid-friendly healthy holiday snacks

If you need a break from sweets while prepping for the holidays, these healthy holiday themed snacks are delicious and fun for the whole family to make together. Below are five kid-friendly recipes that will surely be a hit this holiday season in your home!

Grinch fruit kabobs

This snack idea is so easy to make and nutritious for the family. Grapes are packed with nutrients like Vitamins C and K. You can pair making this snack by playing your favorite Grinch movie.

Ingredients (adjust accordingly for number of people)

  • 10 mini-marshmallows
  • 10 strawberries, washed and tops removed)
  • 1 banana, sliced into 10 rounds
  • 10 green grapes
  • 10 skewers

Take your ingredients and stack one of each on a skewer in the following order: grape, banana, strawberry, then marshmallow. Repeat!

Banana snowmen

These banana snowmen are easy and fun to make! They can be eaten as frozen treats or at room temperature. Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese.

Ingredients (adjust accordingly for the number of people)

  • 2 bananas, sliced into 10 thick rounds
  • 3 baby carrots, cut into small slices (for the nose)
  • Handful of raisins, sliced in small pieces (for the eyes and buttons)
  • 10 skewers
  • 5 strawberries, washed, tops removed, and sliced in half from the top

Stack three banana slices in a row on a skewer. Top with a strawberry, and decorate with raisins and carrots. Repeat.

Strawberry santas

These strawberry Santas use cottage cheese or cream cheese as filling in the middle. They are fun treats to eat with the entire family. Strawberries are packed with vitamins and play a critical role in maintaining our immune systems.

Ingredients (adjust accordingly for the number of people)

  • 1 banana, sliced into 10 thick rounds
  • Handful of raisins, sliced in small pieces (for the eyes and buttons)
  • 10 toothpicks
  • 10 strawberries, washed and tops removed
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 10 mini-marshmallows

First take your strawberries, and slice ¼ inch ring on the bottom. Set the top aside for later. Take a tooth pick, and stack the ingredients in the following order: strawberry slice, a small dollop of cottage cheese, banana slice, then strawberry top. Cap it off with a mini-marshmallow. Finally, decorate with raisin pieces for eyes and/or buttons, if you want.

Holiday apple and peanut butter sandwiches

Apples are very delicious, and they go great with peanut butter. Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and polyphenols, which function as antioxidants. For anyone who loves fruit, apples are definitely a great choice.

Ingredients (adjust accordingly for the number of people)

  • 2  apples, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 Tbsps. peanut butter
  • Handful of raisins (optional)
  • Variety holiday-themed cookie cutters

Cut apples crosswise into ½-in. round slices. Then with a cookie cutter, press down on an apple slice to cut into a shape. Spread some peanut butter on one of the apples slices. Add raisins (optional). Top with another apple slice.

Watermelon holiday trees

Watermelon feels like a summer fruit, but you can still enjoy it during the holiday season! It can be a great healthy snack all year long. Watermelon has vitamins C, A, B1, B5, and B6, as well as potassium, and magnesium.

Ingredients (adjust accordingly for the number of people)

  • 1 watermelon
  • 1/3 cup yogurt, any flavor
  • Sprinkles or jimmies (optional)
  • Tree-shaped cookie cutters

Cut watermelon into 1-in. slices. With the cookie cutter, press down on the watermelon to cut into shape. Decorate with yogurt using a piping bag or a spoon. Top with sprinkles (optional).