Christmas Food Ideas for Children

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Food Ideas for Children

Healthy Christmas snacks for kids

This weekend I had a fantastic time at a GUMIXmas event at L'atelier des Chefs. Mark from Funky Lunch helped show us some Christmas themed snackideas that kids will just love. I must admit that I have looked at these kind of lunches before thinking they were lovely but who would have the time? However, now I realise that once you have the hang of it, it doesn't take long at all

We started with a super easy snowman rice cake. spread cream cheese on a rice cake. Add raisin eyes and mouth and the. A piece of carrot for the nose. How easy is that?  So easy, I'm planning on giving this a go with my boys. 

snowman snack

Next up we had a go at some sandwiches. Here the key was to have a good sized round cookie cutter.
We cut two circles with bread and then you can fill the sandwiches with whatever you choose. By cutting a circle out of a slice of cheese I made the custard. I used. Knife to do the wavy part.
Cucumber made the holly leaves and then small tomato berries were made using a circular piping nozzle. Really simple but really effective.

christmas pudding sandwich

We then went on to make a penguin. Here you cut a V out of a alice of carrot. The V becomes the penguins beak and the remaining part his feet!

penguin sandwich


Next up were some sweet polar bear treats. Here we dipped strawberries in melted white chocolate and then rolled them in coconut. A raisin nose coupled with chocolate drop eyes makes a yummy little polar bear.

polar bear strawberries


Last of all were water melon trees. It was suprisingly hard to cut the trees to the right shape! I opted to make an easy star from two triangles of mango and some blueberries cut I half made bauables.

Fruit Christmas Tree


None of these treats took long to make and I am sure my boys will enjoy eating them. I was invited to the event by Growing Up Milk Info who have a website packed full with toddler development information which you can check out here. Which is your favourite snack that I made? Will you be trying any for your children this Christmas?

28 comments:

rebecca beesley said...

those are brilliant ideas. I thought the snowman one was icing to start with - but how brilliant that it is cream cheese and that they are all healthy options of making food fun for christmas! x

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes, normally it's cake and sweet things that look pretty so I thought these were fantastic ideas x

Louise Fairweather said...

Must remember to put rice cakes on my next order!

Jo Hutchinson said...

The cucumber holly is genius.

Paula Harvey said...

Haha I wish I was this creative! Brilliant!

Louise Fairweather said...

You don't need to be creative - just have a round cookie cutter x

Louise Fairweather said...

Wish I could pass it off as my idea - but yes it is x

Hannah said...

This looks great fun actually I wouldn't mind trying the pudding that looks fab x

sharon smith said...

it is gab to come up with new ideas for doing different things with food

SARAH LAMBERT said...

These look super yummy

Susie Wilkinson said...

The sandwiches look brilliant!

Paula said...

Brilliant idea's the look really good so creative

Stacy Sorrell said...

im going to try the penguin later :-)

hayley berry said...

these look fab. May have to try them with my girls

Stacey M said...

These are some really great ideas! I definitely will give them a try with my children :) xx

Louise Fairweather said...

cool!

Louise Fairweather said...

I really enjoyed it

Louise Fairweather said...

yes - I certainly wouldn't do every meal like this but every now and then is good fun

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Louise Fairweather said...

and really easy!

Louise Fairweather said...

Aww that is great to hear!

Sandra Lane said...

Great fun. My 3 year old won't eat his sandwiches unless I cut them into funny shapes.

anthony harrington said...

aww I wouldn't have the heart to eat the penguin!

Charlotte Oates said...

These are great. I (like you) always assumed that these sorts of things were for people with far too much time on their hands but you've inspired me to have a go now. My four year old love showing off what's in his lunchbox to his friends at school (it's nothing exciting it's just something he likes to do!) so it would be nice to give him something worth showing off.

If you interested I've got a link up on my blog at the moment for Christmas and new year recipes and I'd love it if you'd come and join in. Its at http://myrecipebook.co.uk/news/fbc-whats-on-december-2014/

Claire Woods said...

These look fun

Jane Middleton said...

Love the penguin, great idea to be creative in the kitchen with kids

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

some really good ideas loving the snowman

spirit131 said...

Such fun for christmas