Monday, November 24, 2014


Healthy Holiday Treats & Poppins Book Nook

Festive, fun, and absolutely delicous!  Our preschoolers loved making and eating their Healthy Holiday Treats!


In the past, we have enjoyed dipping pretzels (and all sorts of other things) in chocolate during the holidays.  This year, however, I have a kiddo that cannot have any refined sugar, so I adapted our normal pretzel sticks to this healthy recipe that she can enjoy with us!

All of the kids (sugar free and not!) had a blast dipping their pretels...and eating them too!  You can make healthy holiday treats too!  You just need these

Simple Supplies:

* yogurt (we used plain greek yogurt sweetened with stevia.  Amazon affiliate link: Liquid Stevia )
* freeze dried strawberries (many grocery stores carry these, but you can also get them's an Amazon affiliate link: Freeze-Dried Strawberries )
* pretzel sticks
* wax paper (optional, but very convenient!)
* freezer

Easy How To:

1- Prepare your sprinkles by crushing the dried strawberries.

2- Dip a pretzel stick in the yogurt.

3- Sprinkle the healthy sprinkles on the yogurt-covered pretzel!

4- Place your newly made heatlhy holiday treat on a dish or pan covered with wax paper.  When the pan is full, set them in your freezer until the yogurt hardens.

5- When the yogurt is hardened, take your healthy treats out and enjoy them!  They make a great healthy dessert or just-for-fun snack!

You could read any Christmas or holiday story and tie it in with these red and white treats.  We read The Berenstain Bears' Night Before Christmas and talked about how the little bears would have loved to make and decorate pretzel sticks too!  It's also a great book for talking about family traditions!

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This post is part of the Poppins Book Nook, an online book club that brings you reading fun every month!

This month, the theme is To The Kitchen!  Check out these other blogs for more kitchen-themed ideas, activities, books, and printables!

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Also, be sure to pop over to Enchanted Homeschooling Mom for a Holiday Cookbook giveaway!

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Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

These look so festive - I love that they're healthy too!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks Emma! It felt like a party!