Healthy Holiday Treats for Friends and Family

Healthy Holiday Treats for Friends and Family

While visions of sugarplums dance through our heads – not to mention thoughts of candy canes, cookies, and other sugary delights – the holiday season is a time of family gatherings, seasonal meals, and sweet treats. Every year we look forward to the dishes and desserts we have only at this special time of year.

 

Festive, edible trees, wreaths, and even snowmen will invite your guests to your table in a healthier way this holiday season. But you don’t have to do it all by yourself! Get the kids to help put together a simple and whimsical Christmas Veggie Tray Snowman. Sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and our own Sweetpops complete the platter around the snowman, who is made of fresh mushrooms, cauliflower, and a tasty dipping sauce!

 

A holiday tree made from fresh veggies is also easy to make with the whole family and looks quite festive on your holiday table when friends and family come to visit. With a base of chopped broccoli, the tree is decorated with olives and red grape tomatoes, with sliced bell pepper for the garland. Hollowed out bell peppers are the presents at the bottom of the tree and can be filled with dip or more veggies!

 

Add a cucumber wreath to your table and your decorations are complete! Arrange diced cucumbers in a ring with a red bell pepper bow at the bottom, then fill the ring with your favorite dipping sauce. These miniature wreaths can be placed around the table so everyone can enjoy the healthy holiday treat.

 

For fun, festive, and healthy appetizers the whole family will gobble up, try Inside-Out Veggie Dip. Bright red grape tomatoes and bright green cucumbers decorate your table and delight your guests’ taste buds with veggie dip filled with chopped sweet red pepper, celery, carrots, and green onions. A true holiday treat for friends and family!

 

Red pepper and green broccoli are the festive features of the Chicken Crescent Wreath, an equally delicious, easy, and healthy wreath treat to add to your holiday table this season. Your guests will devour this delightful dish that is so simple to make, using refrigerated crescent rolls, chicken soup, and Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.

 

Your friends and family will be talking about your holiday Christmas Wreath Veggie Pizza Appetizer for years to come – and will probably be demanding it at every holiday gathering! The festive green of the broccoli combined with cucumbers, red peppers and tomatoes make this unique appetizer pop with festivity and great taste.

 

It’s easy and fun to treat your friends and family with healthy holiday goodies. Cookies and sugar plums are amazing, in moderation of course, but when you set your table with veggie snowmen and wreaths and then bring out these mouth-watering appetizers, your guests will enjoy every bite and will definitely be asking for more! Happy holidays!

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