If I had to pick a favourite time of the year, it would have to be Christmas.
This might not be the biggest surprise given my latest posts.
I love everything about the festive period from seeing family and friends, wearing dodgy Christmas jumpers, putting up twinkly lights, watching cheesy films and the music we hear over and over again.
Nothing ever gets too repetitive.
I especially enjoy all of the novelty food and abundance of comforting recipes filling my Pinterest feed.
Christmas treats for kids
I rarely restrict my daughter when it comes to treats because I’d prefer she had a healthy attitude to food. Besides, she generally loves her veggies and fruit.
That said I don’t however enjoy the amount of chocolate we all consume over silly season – especially the kids.
I mean, with all of that excitement already, nobody needs that much sugar!
So I thought it would be useful to compile a list of my favourite festive foods for kids that want leave you slaving away in the kitchen even longer.
You can even get them involved in making some.
Toddler food ideas for Christmas
Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables are the perfect ingredients for creating festive foods.
With a little bit of creativity, you can prepare Christmas treats that without all of the refined sugar of shop bought foods.
I pin these cute strawberry Santas year after year. This year I think we’ll actually make them.
My daughter loves a cracker, so this one is sure to be a winner. Christmas cracker snacks are super simple and you’re likely to already have the ingredients in the house, so there are no special shopping trips required. Why not offer these as a snack or light supper too if they don’t fancy anything heavy?
If they are not into crackers, why not try Nutella snowman sandwiches?
Do you wanna build a snowman? Don’t worry if you don’t get a snow dump this Christmas, these banana snowmen can be made with really simple ingredients and are guaranteed to put a smile on your little ones.
Want to give them a little bit of sweetness but still help towards their five a day? These banana penguin pops are really simple to make, and are easy for little hands to eat too.
Who doesn’t love pizza? These pizza pine wheels make a great snack for the kids, and can also double up as eat canapés for the rest of the party too:
Pancakes make a great easy breakfast for kids, and if you want to get some extra fruit into your kids without them even realising, try these easy peasy banana pancakes and arrange them in a festive shape to make it more Christmassy.
I hope this has given you some inspiration.
Enjoy making these healthy snacks, with a few little treats thrown in for good measure.