While i’m not looking to be the grinch who stole Christmas, standing guard in front of the usual sugar filled Christmas treats, i’ve been seeing tons of awesome ideas for fun and delicious kids’ Christmas treats that are jammed with nutritious fruits, whole grains, and much less sugar!
Mixing some of these great ideas into the traditional lineup is an easy way to teach about moderation and healthy eating for kids!
Here are some healthy Christmas recipes I hope to try. Have a peek through and find a few new favourites to try at your house this Christmas too.
Healthy Christmas Recipes for Kids:
This granola is packed with nutritious and tasty goodies! Oats, nuts, coconut, spices, cranberries and a few fun sweet chocolate chips for good measure. Pair it with some granola and you have a perfect Christmas breakfast waiting in your cupboard!
These fun and healthy Christmas tree snacks would be an easy sell as a snack or side with lunch! Why not add a few veggies all dressed up on a tree? Plus they come together in just a few minutes. I’m sold.
Loaded up with healthy ingredients, sweetened with fruit, and turned Christmas with delicious gingerbread spices, this oatmeal breakfast smoothie has also been enjoyed around here as a quick and tasty snack!
Make these together with your kids, turning a tasty oat and nut mixture into a snowy-day treat with the sprinkled coconut in this recipe!
Kayla, of my lovely little lunchbox, has adorable pictures of her two helpers making this! I’m all for adding some less-sugary treats to the goodie tray!
You can’t get much easier than this healthy fruit and yogurt treat! Amy of Feeding Finn is across the globe, so she’s celebrating Christmas in the summer, but I’m claiming that doesn’t need to stop us who are in the middle of a snowy winter from enjoying this fun, fruit filled treat!
Skip the sugary snack altogether with this fun and easy healthy snowman snack! This would be an easy one that kids would love to help out with, and Maggy of Red Ted Art has a great little video your kids will love to watch before making their own snack!
The secret ingredient in these wintery morning glory muffins is the Christmas oranges! (aka- mandarin oranges which have always been and always will be, Christmas oranges)
The orange pieces keep the muffins soft and add a bright, delicious flavour! Whole grains paired with seeds, carrots, and spice – these have been well loved around here!
Adorable little strawberry Santas, anyone? Pick me! And my boys. They would be so excited to help put these tasty and healthy little morsels together! Such a great idea to add some fun fruit to a Christmas gathering. Count me in!
I have made a mint chocolate slice bar almost every Christmas I can remember. Complete disclosure, i’m a bit of a chocolate mint fiend. So! When I saw this healthier version from Aileen of Baby Led Feeding, I promptly added it to my ‘to make’ list!
These look and sound just as delicious as the traditional version, and would be a lot more filling and nutritious to add to a holiday goody tray!
Start with this winning combination of orange and cranberry, and make some amazing sounding ice-cream for the holidays! You’re inside. No one will freeze!
Ciara of My Fussy Eater has used a small bit of honey rather than refined sugar for a sweetener, and this recipe is dairy free as well! Great for those who can’t handle all the milk and cream ice-cream usually has! Yum.
Make healthy and crispy snowflake crisps and replace the chips this Christmas! These fun snowflakes will be well loved on any kids’ plate, and they only use 3 ingredients! Win:)
Grace of Eats Amazing suggests serving these with hummus or another dip. And kids love dip. At least the ones I know do!
Fruit & veggies together with some chocolate and mint. Count me in! If there’s any left I could share with my boys… 🙂
Smoothies aren’t a ‘typical’ Christmas snack, but they easily and quickly could become one, added as a nutritious treat for our kids! We’re talking about chocolate and mint after all. And the spinach adds the beautiful green a Christmas treat loves!
These traditional favourites have swapped the usual all-purpose flour for whole grain, and i’m happy to do that around here too! Why not add a little whole grain to your kids’ Christmas treats? These will be a hit – all kids love decorating cookies!
Veggies are always a great option! Dress them up like this and even a reluctant veggie eater will take a second look 🙂
I’m a huge fan of easy, fun snacks, and this one definitely is a keeper!
So there they are! Fourteen healthy kids’ Christmas recipes to try this holiday season with your kids. Enjoy!