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