Fun Festive Additions to the Lunchbox!

The Holidays are only a couple weeks away, why not spruce up your child’s lunchbox with some festive snacks? Here are some great festive snacks that you can try:

Christmas Grinch Hatsgrinch hat

Ingredients

  • Green Seedless Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas

Directions

Using a toothpick, thread a grape, banana slice and strawberry together to create a Grinch hat.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/fun-healthy-christmas-edible-grinch-hats/

Christmas Pinwheels

Ingredientspinwheel

  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of minced sweet red pepper
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 2 tbsp of sliced green onions  
  • 2 flour tortillas (green if possible)

Directions

In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add red pepper, celery, and onions; mix well. Spread about 3/4 cup on each tortilla. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1/2-in. slices.

** For extra protein add some chicken**

Recipe adapted from: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/christmas-party-pinwheels

Mini Bagel Wreaths

Ingredientsmini-bagel-wreaths

  • Whole wheat mini bagel cut in half
  • Cream cheese
  • Red, green & yellow bell peppers (cut-up finely)
  • Green food coloring (optional)

Directions

Spread mini bagel halves with cream cheese (plain or tinted green with food coloring), then sprinkle on red, yellow, and green bell-pepper confetti.

Recipe adapted from: http://spoonful.com/recipes/mini-bagel-wreaths

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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