Question: Do you have any healthy holiday recipes for kids?
Answer: While the kids are home from school for their winter break, get them involved in making healthy holiday treats! Try some of these below:
This is a great recipe for the kids to help with!
1 box Ritz crackers or whole grain round cracker
1 container low-fat cream cheese
tiny slices of carrots, apples
Box of raisins
Each child should get 3 Ritz crackers, approximately 2 T. of cream cheese, and a small pile of sliced fruits, veggies, and raisins. Spread cream cheese over all 3 crackers. Decorate using available foods.
1 jar creamy peanut butter
3 cups rice cereal
3 cups corn cereal
3 cups round oat cereal
2 cups pretzel sticks
2 cups peanuts
1 bag Christmas M&Ms (optional)
Slowly melt peanut butter in double broiler. Combine remaining ingredients together in large bowl then pour peanut butter over mixture and mix well.
2, 8oz boxes of regular or sugar-free green and red gelatin mix
2 ½ Cups boiling water
Holiday-themed cookie cutters
Mix gelatin and water and pour into a 13x9 Pyrex dish. Chill. Once it is completely firm (approx 3 hours), cut into shapes with the holiday cookie cutters. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Makes 24.
Santa Claus Punch
1 pk 3oz cherry regular or sugar free gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 can frozen lemonade
3 cups water
1 quart 100% cranberry juice
12 oz club soda
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Wait to cool then combine remaining ingredients. Lime slices or cherries may be added to the mixture for festive Christmas colors.
Tue, December 22, 2009
by Janine Faber