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4 Kid-friendly Christmas snacks that moms will love too

Diana Johnson is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, freelance writer and cooking instructor. She's also a mother who believes that kids can love healthy food, and that no child should have to experience food insecurity. ...

Healthy holiday munchies just got a whole lot cuter with these Christmas tree snacks

Your kids will be begging for more fruits and veggies when they see them arranged into these cute little Christmas trees.

Each tree is at least one complete child-size serving of fruits or vegetables. You can make just one tree for your little snacker or make a platter with all four trees to provide a healthy variety for multiple kids.

Healthy holiday munchies just got a whole lot cuter with these Christmas tree snacks

Green grape Christmas tree snack recipe

If you're short on grapes, then you can just use both halves of 12 grapes. I prefer to eat the stem ends myself and use the pretty ends to make the tree.

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 24 green grapes
  • 1 raspberry

Directions:

  1. Slice the grapes in half.
  2. Arrange the non-stem ends into a Christmas tree shape. You can either eat the stem ends or save them for a fruit salad.
  3. Place a raspberry at the top of the tree.

Healthy holiday munchies just got a whole lot cuter with these Christmas tree snacks

Broccoli Christmas tree snack recipe

Feel free to serve this broccoli tree with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head broccoli
  • 8-10 small cherub tomatoes

Directions:

  1. Cut the broccoli into pieces, close to the base of the florets.
  2. Arrange the florets into a triangle shape.
  3. Use a piece of stem for the tree trunk.
  4. Decorate the tree with cherub tomatoes, using them to fill any gaps.
  5. Slice 1 end off a cherub tomato, and place it at the point of the triangle.

Healthy holiday munchies just got a whole lot cuter with these Christmas tree snacks

Sugar snap pea Christmas tree snack recipe

If you don't have a yellow bell pepper on hand and don't want to buy one, then feel free to cut a carrot, piece of cheese or even a slice of bread into a star shape.

Serves 1

Total time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 9 sugar snap peas
  • 1 yellow bell pepper

Directions:

  1. Arrange the peas into a tree shape, with 1 pea as the trunk and the rest of the peas angled in 2 columns above it.
  2. Use a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a piece of bell pepper, and place it at the top of the tree.

Healthy holiday munchies just got a whole lot cuter with these Christmas tree snacks

Kiwi Christmas tree snack recipe

We leave the skin on our kiwis because it's extremely nutritious, with loads of fiber and vitamin C. My son loves it, but if your kids are resistant, then feel free to peel the kiwi before slicing.

Serves 1

Total time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 raspberry

Directions:

  1. Slice the kiwi into rounds.
  2. Cut 4 of the rounds in half, and arrange them in 2 angled columns to form a tree shape.
  3. Cut 1 of the kiwi ends into a rectangle for a tree trunk.

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More healthy snacks for kids

Chicken salad Pilgrim hats
Mini turkey-shaped cheese balls
Candy corn-inspired fruit skewers

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