5 Treats for Your Child’s Holiday Party
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: school holiday parties, work holiday parties, family holiday parties, your child’s friends’ holiday parties, your friends’ holiday parties…
Having to bring a snack to a holiday party can be a bigger job than you might expect, especially when kids or schools are involved. There are food sensitivities and allergies to be mindful of, and you’ll probably want to bring something at least a little healthy. You know, to offset the tables full of treats that are bound to be aplenty.
We understand the struggle, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite holiday recipes that we think are great for kids’ holiday parties, whether at school or at friends’ houses. We’ve made sure to include any potential allergens, so you’ll have an easy time finding the perfect recipe.
Fruit and Vegetable Christmas Trees and Candy Canes
Katie from Kitchen Stewardship provided us with a list of healthy holiday-themed treats, like Christmas trees made from fruits or vegetables, fruity candy canes, festive ice cubes, and more fun snacks that’ll have the kiddos excited to eat something healthy!
These recipes are free from processed sugars, nuts, gluten, egg, and dairy, and are chock full of natural vitamins and minerals.
It’s not the holidays without baking up a batch of festive cookies! These Santa star cookies use a classic shortbread recipe and a fun decorating method that your kids are sure to want to help with.
This recipe isn’t exactly healthy, but it is nut-free and sure to make an impression on the snack table.
Watermelon Christmas Trees
Not everyone is a fan of winter, so why not incorporate some summer vibes into your holiday treats? These super cute watermelon Christmas trees are gluten-free, nut-free, easy to make, and sure to be a hit with students and adults alike!
“Send your kids to school with nutrient-dense sugar-free snacks this holiday season. Your children’s teachers – and their health – will thank you!” says Lisa from The Candida Diet. “My Strawberry Muffins recipe makes a nutritious and healthy snack for your kids and their classmates. A great aspect of this recipe is its gluten-free nature which is helpful with the rise of gluten sensitivities and allergies.”
This is another way to trick those kids into enjoying some healthy snacks! These sweet, chocolatey treats are packed with nutrition from chia and pumpkin seeds, and they’re free from processed sugar, nuts, eggs, and gluten.