Recipe of the Month – Healthy Holiday Snacks

These holiday snacks are twice the treat – healthy and educational in one bite!

201511-fruit-caneFruit Cane

  1. Have your child peel a banana.
  2. Help him or her cut the banana and the strawberries into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place the candy cane in front of your child. Let him or her try to recreate the candy cane’s pattern with the small pieces of fruit.
  4. Once he or she is happy with the fruit’s placement, it’s time to eat her healthy Christmas snack!



201511-christmas-treeChristmas Tree

Show your child how to make a Christmas tree snack using food shapes. Prepare crescent-shaped apple slices, cheese triangles, pretzel sticks for a rectangular trunk and raisins for decorations. As he or she creates the tree, name the shapes and have your child repeat the shape names. When the masterpiece is complete, you child can devour this tasty treat one shape at a time.


201511-rudolfRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Surprise your child with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer snack. Decorate a wedge or Laughing Cow cheese with pretzel antlers, olive bit eyes and a pop of red bell pepper for a nose. Ask is he or she can find the shapes in the snack? A triangle? A circle? Sing the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” song together and dig in!

For more fun holiday snacks, visit our Pinterest @first5sandiego

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