Christmas Food, This is how we ChristmasBlogged by: Parkmore Shopping Centre11 Nov 2019
Fun and healthy Christmas food ideas for kids!
You don’t need sugar to ‘avo’ merry Christmas! Fun food for kids doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This year, get your little chefs to experiment with fruit and veg in the kitchen with you, making special Christmas characters.
Check out some of Parkmore Shopping Centre's favourite fun and healthy Christmas food for kids, to help make it the most wonderful ‘lime’ of the year.
FRUITY, THE RED NOSED REINDEER
You’ve heard of Rudolph, but the kids will love Fruity!
Cut 3 thin rounds of orange, and place on a plate. One for the head, one for the body and one for Fruity’s muzzle
Cut little legs and ears out of orange and place on Fruity
Use the skin of a red apple to cut a little triangle hat, a round nose and a mouth
Orange rinds can be cut into strips that make adorable antlers
The inside of the apple works perfectly to cut a round hat pom pom and round eyes
Small raisins or sultanas make perfectly yummy centres for the eyes
For some added fun you could add a sprinkle of icing sugar or some chocolate dust dirt at Fruity’s feet.
CHRISTMAS CHARACTER BREKKIE TOASTIES
The opportunities are endless for Christmas character brekkie toasties! But here are some of our favourites.
Rudolph - Smear your toast with peanut butter, add banana and blueberry eyes, pretzel antlers, a raspberry nose and a blueberry skin mouth.
Santa - Butter your toast and sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar. Add blueberry eyes, a raspberry nose, sliced banana beard and a strawberry hat. You can use yogurt or marshmallow to make the fluffy white part of Santa’s hat.
Christmas Tree - Smear your toast with nutella, add sliced green apple in the shape of a Christmas tree, dot with applesauce or mini marshmallow baubles and enjoy!
BANANA & STRAWBERRY BREKKY CANDY CANE
All kids love candy canes, strawberries and bananas! What a brekkie match made in heaven.
Slice your banana and washed strawberries into thin strips
Alternate them on a plate, placing them side by side into the shape of a candy cane
Place the pointy end of the banana at the end of the candy cane ‘hook’
You could add some nutella or chocolate dipping sauce for a special something.
CHRISTMAS TREE ‘CHRISCUMBER’ SANDWICHES
There’s nothing like the freshness of crisp, cold cucumber paired with cream cheese or mayo. The kids will barely know their plate is healthy!
Use your christmas tree cookie cutter to cut tree shapes out of wholemeal slices of bread
Paste them with whole egg mayonnaise or cream cheese
Slice cucumber thinly, then cut into semi circles
Place cucumbers on top of your bread
Cut little stars out of watermelon or tomato to adorn the top of your ‘tree’
You could also add little fruit and veg ‘presents’ under your ‘trees’!
SWEET LITTLE SANTAS
These little Santas absolutely sleigh (hehe)!
Wash your strawberries and cut of the green leaves to make a flat bottom
Slice the top off your strawberries (about a third off the top) and set aside for the little hat
Pipe some fresh cream onto Santa’s body, then place the ‘hat’ on top, then another smaller dob of cream for the hat pom pom
Black sesame seeds make perfect little eyes for the dob of cream under Santa’s hat
Using a toothpick, dob some cream on Santa’s chest for little buttons
You could dust Santa with icing sugar for some ‘snow’.
Now we aren’t saying that kids shouldn’t also enjoy a little sugar at Christmas, but these ideas are fun, healthy and something you can entertain kids with every day. You could add a little fun with chocolate or peanut butter sauce to dip healthy veg and fruit into.
We hope your kids enjoy ‘celery’-brating Christmas this year, and we wish you all ‘peas’ on earth ;)