Celebrate the season with these 35 healthy Christmas treats for kids. These better-for-you holiday treats are full of kid-pleasing flavors you can feel good about serving at classroom parties, snack time, or anytime!
I love celebrating the holiday season with my kids. A snowy afternoon filled with holiday movies and special Christmas snacks is my idea of heaven.
Unfortunately, most of the fun holiday treat ideas I see online are sugar-filled, processed treats I don’t feel great about serving. I love my kids to have fun but want to focus on healthy snacking 80% of the time so we can enjoy the season without going overboard.
Ugh, sometimes being the responsible mom is no fun!
Healthy Eating for the Holidays
I assemble this collection of 35 kid-pleasing (but still health-conscious) snack ideas from some of the most creative bloggers online. They are nutritious, delicious, and adorable so you can be the FUN parent and still serve healthy Christmas treats.
With a few basic ingredients and little creativity, you can prepare treats that thrill and delight kiddos without refined sugar.
Healthy Christmas Treats
These tasty treats are easy to assemble and could not be any cuter! They are perfect for a school party, a lunch box, after school snack, a Christmas breakfast, or even a fun holiday dinner.
- Reindeer Pancakes with Turkey Bacon by Bren Did – This easy recipe turns pancakes into Santa’s favorite transportation! Make easy turkey bacon in the oven to keep this breakfast low in fat.
- Easy Snowmen Fruit Cups by Bren Did – This easy tutorial converts fruit cups into adorable snowmen. These gluten-free, dairy-free snacks are perfect for a snowman-themed winter class party with dietary restrictions or a lunch box treat. (Get my snowman party plan with free printable games here, it’s great for elementary school parties that require a non-Christmas theme.)
- Strawberry and Cheese Mice by Babble – This snack is the perfect nod to the classic poem, “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!” Turn a fresh strawberry into an adorable mouse with slivered almond ears and a string cheese tail. Serve the mice on crackers and cheese.
- Rudolph the Red Noses Sandwich by Little Nummies – This lunchtime holiday treat will impress even the pickiest kids! Make a peanut butter or almond butter sandwich, cut out the reindeer head using a heart cookie cutter, and use the leftover sandwich and crusts to make the ears and antlers.
- Banana Pop Penguins by Reading Confetti – Kids love chocolate-covered frozen bananas! This dressed-up version from Reading Confetti makes the perfect penguin-shaped dessert.
- Festive Vegetable Cups by My Mommy Style – Bright-colored fruits and vegetables are the perfect ingredients for creating healthy Christmas snacks. It takes just a clear plastic cup and a permanent maker to turn your choice of vegetables into a winter wonderland treat. Get the pattern and directions from My Mommy Style.
- Merry Chris-Moose by Lush Home – This fun moose sandwich was designed for Canada Day but it also makes the perfect holiday treat. Assemble the moose with nut butters and honey. Get the directions from Lush Home.
- Holiday Ornament Stackers by Family Friendly Recipes – Turn ham and cheese into a holiday “lunchable” using cookie cutters. Get the recipe from Family Friendly Recipes
- Ho Ho Hot Dog Stockings by The Peach Kitchen – Hot dogs or turkey sausage turn into Christmas stockings for your favorite kids. This creative recipe from The Peach Kitchen is adorable!
- Simply Tortilla Snowflakes by Eats Amazing – Transform flour tortillas into snowflake chips with a simple cookie cutter! Get all the details from Eats Amazing.
- Perfectly Trimmed Pita Trees by Betty Crocker– Decorate a Christmas tree for a fun holiday appetizer made with guacamole and vegetables. Get the easy recipe from Betty Crocker.
- Oh, Apple Christmas Tree by Sugar Aunts – This adorable tree has tasty and nutritious branches. Get the easy apple and pretzel tutorial from Sugar Aunts
- Frosty the Egg Snowmen by Roxy’s Kitchen – Turn hard-boiled eggs into high-protein snacks. These cute snowmen from Roxy’s Kitchen have tiny carrot top hats and will never melt!
- Santa Babybel Cheese Snacks by Cute Food for Kids – Babybel mini cheeses are decked out in their Santa suits! Get the tutorial from Cute Food for Kids.
- Snowman Popcorn Cups by Creative Kid Snacks – Freshly popped popcorn is the star of this snack recipe. Get the easy tutorial using ribbon and a marker from Creative Kid Snacks.
- String Cheese Snowmen by No Biggie -This holiday snack is cute and portable! Pack these fun snowmen from No Biggie in a sack lunch or deliver them to a holiday party for kids.
- Fruity Candy Canes by Nourishing Minimalism – This strawberry banana treat from Nourishing Minimalism is easy to make and will impress your favorite elf.
- Very Veggie Christmas Tray by Modern Parents Messy Kids – Bring JOY to any party with this creative vegetable tray from Modern Parents Messy Kids. My kids love making a cucumber version. It’s perfect for holiday parties and family dinners.
- Snowy Man Pancakes by Van’s Foods – This pancake creation will bring a smile to any face!
- Grape Grinch Kabobs by Momables – These easy grape, banana, and strawberry grinch fruit kabobs from Momables are topped with a mini marshmallow for just a touch of sweetness. They’re perfect for a kids’ winter party.
- Vegetable & Egg Penguins by Roxy’s Kitchen – These adorable penguins are dressed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Grab some hard-boiled eggs and get the easy recipe from Roxy’s Kitchen.
- Tasty Banana Santas by Clean and Scentsible – You can write Santa a letter while enjoying these cute banana pops from Clean and Scentsible. They’re the perfect snack for kids!
- Crispy Vegetable Trees by One Handed Cooks – These fun vegetable trees from One Handed Cooks are the perfect party appetizer and also look festive stuck into the top of a salad or sandwich.
- Santa Claus Waffles by Van’s Foods – This easy breakfast option is dressed up like Santa with a few banana slices and strawberries. It’s the perfect quick meal using frozen waffles.
- Cheesy Christmas Tree Triangles by One Handed Cooks – These delicious tortilla bites One Handed Cooks make a fun party appetizer or dinner treat.
- Santa Hat Strawberries by Leanne Bakes – Sweet strawberry Santas from Leanne Bakes are almost too cute to eat! Use coconut whipped cream to make the treat vegan.
- Trimmed Tree Appetizer Board by Cabot Cheese– Thrill your guest with a Christmas tree charcuterie board made from cheese herbs and tomatoes. Get the recipe from Cabot Cheese.
- Perfect Penguin Olives by Zoom Yummy – You’ll smile each time you see these adorable cream cheese and olive penguins. Get the easy tutorial from Zoom Yummy and check out the whole tray of penguins!
- Sugar Snap Christmas Tree by Little Nummies – Whip up this tasty vegetable tree for a cute and healthy snack time treat.
- Tomato and Cheese Santa by Ameba- Hollow out a cherry tomato to create this creamy cheese-stuffed Santa. (Japanese language site.)
- Watermelon and Yogurt Trees by One Handed Cooks – Watermelon isn’t just for summer. Melon slices are decorated with yogurt in this easy Christmas tutorial from One Handed Cooks.
- Oh, Kiwi Tree by Van’s Foods – This fun kiwi and berry creation is perfect for breakfast or dessert. Directions: Peel and slice a kiwi reserving one piece of peel for the tree trunk. Arrange slices into a tree pattern then decorate with raspberry and blueberry ornaments. Use a small star cookie cutter to make a tree topper.
- Banana Snowmen Kabobs by One Handed Cooks – Finger food never looked this cute! These silly snowmen from One Handed Cooks are the perfect after-school snack for little kids.
- Cheese Wedge Reindeer by Cute Food for Kids – Laughing Cow cheese wedges and pretzels form the perfect reindeer for Christmas snacks. Rudolph’s shiny red nose is made from a bit of red pepper.
- Santa Claus Crackers by Martha Stewart – Kids love making these pepperoni and ricotta cracker appetizers from Martha Stewart. Try making this Italian-inspired treat for your next party.
I hope you enjoy these creative and healthy Christmas treats for kids!
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