Swap out sugar-saturated treats for these adorable snacks packed with protein, veggies, and real fruit. Incorporate them as healthy additions to your holiday dinner spread or serve them as tasty after-school snacks.
With a strawberry hat and cottage cheese beard, these holiday treats are super cute and fun to eat.
Get the recipe at My Kids Lick the Bowl.
Scatter vibrant red and green veggies like tomatoes and broccoli to make this edible wreath.
Get the recipe at Oh Sweet Basil.
These Christmas bliss balls might be small, but they're packed with healthy ingredients like dates, rolled oats, and cranberries.
Get the tutorial at Healthy Mummy.
Looking for a festive breakfast? Serve up these banana, strawberry, carrot, and grape snowmen.
Get the recipe at One Handed Cook.
What you'll need: Skewers ($5, .com)
It doesn't get much cheesier than this adorable Babybel Santa on a stick.
Get the recipe at Cute Food for Kids.
What you'll need: Lollipop sticks ($4, .com)
These vibrant watermelon trees are so easy to make you'll wonder why you didn't think of this holiday snack sooner.
Get the recipe at One Handed Cooks.
A sun-dried tomato hat and cheese beard turn an ordinary party crisp into adorable mini Santas.
Get the tutorial at Catch My Party.
A pair of hard-boiled eggs, carrot slices and a sprig of parsley make up these "snow men," while a strand of uncooked pasta holds it all together.
Get the tutorial at Roxy's Kitchen.
Blogger and registered dietician Kristen, of 360 Family Nutrition, entices her kids to eat healthier foods by presenting them in fun, creative ways like this cute Christmas tree made of apples and pretzels.
Get the recipe at 360 Family Nutrition.
Children's holiday parties don't have to be full of refined sugar-filled treats like cookies and candies. Blogger Jenn made these festive and tasty fruit kabobs for a Grinch-themed get together for her kids and their friends.
Get the tutorial at Clean & Scentsible.
This sandwich — made of ham, cheese, and bread shaped with a circular cookie cutter — is a perfect lunchbox surprise during the winter.
Get the recipe at Creative Food.
Grown-ups love fun presentation, too. Take a classic fruit-and-cheese tray to the next level by layering cubes and grapes in a tree shape and adding sprigs of thyme at your next holiday party.
Get the tutorial at Kevin & Amanda.
A pair of googley eyes = instant cute factor. Even for applesauce cups!
Get the tutorial at The Melrose Family.
What you'll need: Googly eyes ($5, .com)
Make "window sandwiches" using two cookie cutters of the same shape but different sizes. (Skip the sprinkles to make this a healthy option.)
Get the tutorial at Laughing Kids Learn.
Made with chocolate and Reese's Pieces, these flightless birds aren't exactly steeped in nutrients, but they are a healthier alternative to ice cream.
Get the tutorial at Reading Confetti.
What child can resist a seedless mandarin with googley eyes and reindeer antlers?
Get the tutorial at Hello Splendid.
Here's another one for the lunchbox: Decorate string cheese with Sharpies, construction-paper hats, and ribbon scarves.
Learn more at No Biggie.
Although this tasty creation takes some serious patience (not to mention knife skills!), the results are adorable.
Get the tutorial at Roxy's Kitchen.
Enlist the help of little ones in decorating these festive cheese wedges with broccoli and chili flakes for a pre-dinner treat.
Get the tutorial at Little Food Junction.
Use tree- and star-shaped cookie cutters to shape the dough into individual pizzas — perfect for an after-school snack or party appetizer.
Get the tutorial on the Anders Ruff blog.
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