The holidays are a busy and exciting time of year filled with to-do lists, gatherings, and lots of sugary treats! But holiday cheer doesn’t have to be found in a baked good or piece of candy. You can serve festive and healthy Christmas snacks that are low on sugar and high in nutrition.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy and fun holiday snack for after school, a party, or the classroom, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the very best healthy snack recipes that celebrate a variety of holidays while keeping nutritional value in mind!
Healthy Christmas Snacks
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Christmas Snacks for After School or Parties
Give the Grinch a sweet name with these festive and healthy fruit kabobs by Momables.
Eating Vibrantly has some easy watermelon shaped Christmas trees you can serve as a tasty and quick after school snack. The seeds can even double as festive ornaments on the “tree!”
Rudolph and his friends make for a fun apple and pretzel snack from Little Nummies.
Come Back Momma has a healthy and cute way to turn a pita and some hummus into a healthy Christmas tree snack!
Edventures with Kids puts a healthy spin on gingerbread houses. This is sure to be one you won’t mind letting your littles take a bite out of!
Here’s a healthy alternative to the cake pop- an oatmeal raisin reindeer pop from Hungry Happenings. And even better, it’s no-bake!
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a vegetable Christmas tree to snack on after school.
Natural Girl Diary shares a quick and easy way to make candy canes into a healthy snack.
Want to add a little southwestern flavor to your holidays? Try this Christmas tree pinwheel tower from TiramiSusie’s.
Spread some avocado on a tortilla wrap and make a healthy and festive Christmas tree from Feeding Finn.
One Handed Cooks created snowmen kabobs using several different fruits. This would be a fun snack to create with your little helpers.
Strawberries have never looked so jolly as these strawberry Santa snacks do from Kids Activities Blog.
Sneak in those veggies with this cute Santa vegetable platter by Totally the Bomb.
Mom Endeavors created a healthy holiday wreath made from mandarin oranges and cranberries.
Christmas Snacks for the Lunchbox or Classroom
Grab a glue and gun and create a festive snowman snack cup to fill with popcorn like a Healthy Slice of Life did. You could even use cups with lids or plastic baggies to send in for a classroom party or a healthy lunchbox treat.
Kids will love eating out of these adorable holiday pudding cups featuring Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
Thanks to That’s What Che Said, these Santa fruit cups make the perfect snack to send in for the classroom or a lunchbox.
Your little one will love opening their lunchbox to find a reindeer sandwich from A Spotted Pony.
Transform cheese sticks into wintry snowmen from No Biggie.
This Rudolph applesauce by The Melrose Family makes for a festive way to eat healthy on the go.
Snacks for Hannukah, Christmas, and Three King’s Day
This simple snack from Pre-K Pages would be an excellent way to teach about Hanukkah as children build their own edible menorah.
Create a dreidel snack using cheese cubes and pretzels like DiLusso Deli did.
Make a fruit and vegetable menorah from Produce for Kids.
Creative Kid Snacks shows you how to create a nativity snack using some healthy ingredients.
Celebrate Three Kings’ Day with this healthy holiday scene of wise men from Creative Kid Snacks.
More Healthy Snack Ideas
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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