‘Tis the season for endless gatherings and snacks abound. It’s hard to avoid all of the delicious baked goods, but there are many fun and festive ways to feed your family that are healthy too! Here are five of our favorite snacks that are quick, easy and lots of fun.
- Edible Puff Garland
For your littlest eaters, make snack time festive and fun! Grab a couple canisters of our Happy Baby Puffs, some fuzzy craft sticks or yarn, and string some puffs as a unique and fun holiday garland for your holiday decor. Bonus: snack on our superfood puffs fortified with extra choline for brain and eye development. These melt-in-your-mouth baby snacks are just right for little hands (and the big kids love them too!) Make your puff garland super festive with our Strawberry & Beet puffs (red) and our Apple & Broccoli puffs (green).
- Superfoods Pancakes
Forget plain pancakes—use one of our pouches to make your holiday brunch fare super yummy! Step up your favorite pancake recipe with the addition of a Superfoods pouch (we love Apple, Sweet Potato, Carrot and Cinnamon). Bonus: our pancake recipe can be made in advance and frozen for quick, healthy breakfasts at your finger tips! (Click on photo below to view full recipe)
- Tasty Taco Buffet
Cooking a casual meal for a crowd? Try a taco buffet! Gather all your fillings—salsa, cheese, and veggies. Step up your taco meat (or meatless crumbles) by adding in a couple Happy Baby Starting Solids carrots or sweet potato pouches to your taco meat (or meatless crumble) mix. No one will ever know you just got them to eat their veggies!
- Trail Mix Buffet
Hosting a holiday playdate or large family gathering? Set up a healthy trail mix buffet for your guests! Include bowls of our Happy Baby Yogis, Happy Baby Creamies, Happy Baby Puffs, our Super Smart multi-grain alphabet snacks, along with dried fruit, air-popped popcorn, pretzels and dark chocolate. Let guests make their own mix for easy, healthy, organic snacking!
- Road Trip Snacks At The Ready
Whether this holiday season takes you to the mall or on an adventure far away, skip the fast food and have some great organic snacks ready. For your bigger kids, try our Happy Squeeze pouches and for your younger kiddos, pack some of our puffed ancient grain Dino-Snacks and Happy Tot pouches—perfect to keep your crew satisfied with happy, healthy bellies!
Want more healthy, holiday snacking ideas? Grab our first cookbook! The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook for Baby & Toddler by Happy Family founder and CEO Shazi Vikram and Cricket Azima, founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen is filled with over 70 easy-to-follow recipes for babies, toddlers and beyond! Available in hardcover and for Kindle, the Organic Superfoods Cookbook is the perfect gift for families on your list!
Trish Adkins is the Happy Mama for the Philadelphia/South Jersey Metro for Happy Family. In addition to her job sharing all great stuff from Happy Family, she infrequently writes over at Yoke (triciaadkins.com) and chases around her three happy kids.