The holidays are here—and with them, a seemingly endless string of sugary treats. But it doesn’t have to be that way at the school party. This year, why not plan an all-natural, healthy food celebration to show students how fun and delicious it can be to eat from the rainbow?
From cranberries and cherry tomatoes to avocados and kiwis, there are many kid friendly fruits and veggies that fit a holiday color theme. I tested the following recipes at a recent gathering of eight elementary and preschool-age children. They gobbled up the snacks, not leaving a crumb even big enough for a mouse.
Raspberry "reindeer" mini-muffins: 100% whole wheat flour and 2 cups of raspberries make these mini muffins a healthy treat.
Frozen yogurt raspberries: These may look fancy but they are shockingly easy to make. Just put Greek yogurt in a plastic baggie. Place the baggie in the freezer for just a few minutes to harden it a bit. Snip one corner and “pipe” the yogurt into each raspberry.
Stacy Whitman is the author of the blog "School Bites: One Mom's Crusade for Better Nourished Kids at School (and at Home!)". After getting fup with the food situation at her son's elementary school she took action and started a wellness committee.