Christmas is synonymous with cakes and puddings, but all the sugar overdose isn’t good for the kids – or us! Festivals needn’t be an occasion to lose control of our health, neither do they have to be dungeons of deprivation! However, it isn’t hard to find middle ground when we have loads of healthy recipes to choose from! Here are 12 healthy Christmas treats for kids that are great for everyone’s health and your waistline!
12 Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids
With his big tummy, Santa may not exactly be the picture of fitness, but these strawberry Santas from Smart School House are perfectly healthy! With just three ingredients, you can make these cute treats in a jiffy and are perfect to serve for a Christmas party!
Winter makes you think of snow, even if you live in tropical climates! So get into the spirit with these no bake coconut snowballs from Sweet as Honey made with almond meal and coconut. You can also decorate them with a drizzle of chocolate to make them even more irresistible!
How can you have Christmas without gingerbread cookies? These cute little guys from Emilie Eats are absolutely adorable and full of healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, spices, coconut oil and applesauce. They’re both too cute to eat and too yummy to stop eating!
Kids love cupcakes, and they don’t really need a festival for it! These whole wheat chocolate cupcakes are healthy and go perfectly well with a tall glass of milk. Maybe this is what you should leave out for Santa!
This is a fun way to serve a snowman, and is perfect for siblings to share! This recipe from B-Inspired Mama uses instant rice and vanilla pudding, but you can make it with homemade rice kheer for a truly wholesome treat!
Sometimes you need a simple, healthy yet good looking snack for the holidays! This little snack from Red Ted Art requires very few ingredients but is still so cute and super healthy – perfect for your fussy toddler!
Gingerbread is commonly baked during Christmas season, but this recipe from I Food Real is among the healthiest! With whole wheat flour, dates and applesauce, this is one healthy bake to make this season!
What if you could get two of your favorites in one dish? That’s exactly what we’ve done in this custard marble cake recipe for kids! Made with a combination of whole wheat flour and custard powder, this is one soft, melt-in-the mouth recipe!
These truffles are truly festive, and are nutritionally rich, with figs, coconut, cashews and dark chocolate. The recipe from Spa Bettie uses agave as a sweetener, but you can substitute with honey or dates puree.
If your little one hesitates from eating fruit, then this lovely wreath from Mom Endeavors should fix his problem! With oranges and berries (you can also use cherries), you can arrange this beautiful wreath on a bed of greens, or even just a green plate!
11. Vegan Fruit Cake
Fruit cake is an integral part of Christmas celebrations across the world, with many families soaking the fruit as early as 40 days before Christmas! This recipe from Southern in Law is much easier with just three ingredients and overnight soaking, so you got to try it out!
Candy doesn’t usually come under the superfood category, but this recipe from My Fussy Eater does! It contains ingredients that have high nutritional value, like dark chocolate, nuts and berries. So they don’t just look pretty, they’re yummy and healthy too!
See, your Christmas treats don’t have to be dripping in artificial color, excess sugar or preservatives! With a little care, you can make healthy, wholesome treats that are yummy and good looking too! Serve them at your Christmas party, pack them as gifts or just make them for a weekend family gathering. Whatever the occasion, we’re sure no one’s going to complain!
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