Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means: fun turkey themed snacks for you and your kids! During this hectic holiday season, it is easy to get carried away with parties and overeating. With these healthy snacks, you and your kids can fill up on the healthy things first, so you can enjoy without over-indulging.
This delectable fruit platter, created by blogger Beth from The First Year, includes: pears, grapes, apple, banana, baby carrots and even some sweet treats like: chocolate chips and chocolate covered raisins. According to Beth, this yummy, adorable platter only takes 15 minutes to create. Easy, healthy, and almost too cute to eat, this Turkey Fruit Platter is a true crowd pleaser!
A Thanksgiving snack that doubles as a children’s activity? You bet! Creative Food’s DIY Turkey Snack, encourages children to play with their food, but just a little! This snack calls for: circular whole wheat crackers, a circle cutter to cut slices of cheese and turkey, slices of multi-colored peppers, bits of baby carrot, and candy eyes. Lay the ingredients out on a plate and then allow kids to assemble their turkeys (with clean hands, of course). Healthy, fun, and distracting, this snack may be a life saver on Thanksgiving day!
Everybody loves snacks, but snacks are much more fun when they’re in the shape of a turkey! This snack idea from blogger Cheryl, of ‘That’s What Che Said’, also serves as a craft project to keep little ones busy during turkey day. All you need is: popcorn, multi-colored Goldfish, food handling gloves, and markers. Fill the fingers of the glove with the Goldfish, and the middle with popcorn, and then draw on your turkey face.
This veggie tray and dip, brought to you by food.com, makes vegetables fun! Suggested veggies include: baby carrots, green peppers, celery, and grape tomatoes. All the vegetables serve as the feathers of the turkey while the veggie dip, whether homemade or store bought, serves as the turkey’s body. All you need to do is slice up the veggies and organize them, and just like that: a veggie turkey!
These healthy snacks are fun and full of vitamins and nutrients during the holiday season. If you need tips to make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is as healthy as possible for your little ones, check out our previous blog: A Healthy Thanksgiving.