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Healthy Christmas treats kids will love? Do those words even go together? As soon as November arrives, my Pinterest feed fills up with all sorts of Christmas recipes. While they’re cute, they aren’t generally recipes I’ll be making for my family. I try to limit sugar, carbs and artificial coloring for health reasons.
Healthy Christmas Treats Kids Will Love
It can be a challenge to find healthy treats the kids enjoy eating. They want all the sugar-filled overly processed foods they see on TV or that their friends are eating. When my daughter was first diagnosed as being gluten intolerant, we struggled for a long time to find things she enjoyed eating. I wish I had tried these adorable snowmen years ago.
What you need for these healthy Christmas treats
Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins – Yup, they aren’t cupcakes. Not only are they muffins, the first two ingredients in them are zucchini and carrots. No, they don’t taste like vegetables. And, they are both gluten and dairy free. Trust me, they are delicious.
Peppermint NuStevia – Most cream cheese frostings are equal parts confectioners sugar and cream cheese. Way too much sugar for me. Peppermint NuStevia is a sugar-free alternative made with real peppermint (sourced in Oregon) and stevia (a natural sugar-free alternative). It’s delicious. And, I’ve been adding a few drops to my coffee too. It’s gluten-free and no-GMO as well.
Enjoy Life Mini Chips – Most chocolate chips have added soy and dairy. And, for many people, this is a problem. Enjoy Life has no added soy or dairy. And, they’re delicious. Look for the mini chips. The full-sized ones are too big for this.
Smash Mallow Marshmallows – Most marshmallows are loaded with artificial ingredients. The ones from Smash Mallow use organic cane sugar and all-natural ingredients. So, the color comes from strawberry powder, not artificial coloring. I can find these at my local Shaws.
Whipped Cream Cheese – Now, you will also need a container of whipped cream cheese for the frosting, pretzels for the arms, a piece of orange candy for the nose, and a Starlight candy for his hat. Get creative.
How much of each of these things you need really depends on how many snowmen you want to make.
Just take it slow and do it in layers. Frost the muffin. Then “glue” the pieces of the snowman and the decorations on using the cream cheese. It’s important that you do not rush through this or the snowmen will be lopsided. The square sized marshmallows make stacking this so much easier.
What is a good snack for a party?
It’s honestly pretty easy to make. The kids could easily handle this one on their own since there is no baking involved. If you’re looking for a snack for a party, why not bring the individual parts and let the kids assemble this healthy Christmas treats, kids will love it! It’s an activity and a healthy Christmas treat all in one!
Now, if that’s too complicated, you can leave out the marshmallows and let the kids create this healthy Christmas treat this way. They’ll have loads of fun making this healthy treat. You can even give them one or two of the marshmallows to snack on while they make it. I really love that they aren’t loaded with lots of artificial ingredients. Plus, the taste is absolutely amazing!
More healthy Christmas snacks for kids
- Check out these fun watermelon Christmas trees. You won’t believe how easy they are to make. Get the directions here.
- Or, if you want a green Christmas tree, why not make one out of kiwis. This is healthy and adorable. Find out how here.
- I love this 3D Christmas tree. I bet the kids and adults will both enjoy it. Get the recipe here.
- These melon and raspberry snowmen will be a hit with the kids. I just love the little hats! Make them here.
- These banana snowmen are easy enough for the kids to make. And, they are a healthy Christmas treat you could eat for breakfast! Get the directions.
Want more healthy Christmas treats kids will love? You may also like a few of these Christmas treats.
- Garden Lites Chocolate Muffins (1 box)
- 1 bottle of Peppermint NuStevia
- 1 bag of Enjoy Life mini chips
- Smash Mallow Strawberries and Cream Marshmallows
- 1 small bag of pretzel sticks
- Remove the muffins from the freezer and the individual wrapping.
- Mix the cream cheese with a few drops of stevia. Add a bit of plain Greek yogurt to smooth it out if you want to.
- Frost the top of the muffin.
- Break one pretzel stick in half and insert for arms.
- Take one marshmallow and stick it to the top of the muffin for the body.
- Add a bit of cream cheese to the top.
- Take the next marshmallow and using cream cheese stick the mini chips and the orange candy to the front for a face.
- Stick that marshmallow on the top of the other.
- Add cream cheese to the top of that one and top with a starlight candy and a mini chip for his hat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 206mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.