When the holiday season rolls around, so do classroom holiday parties! Of course we have to provide our kids with some festive treats, but who says they can’t be healthy?
Here at MOMables, we love helping you prepare meals and snacks for your family that are nutritious, simple, and tasty! If you need some help planning your weekly lunches and dinners, grab a free week of meals, courtesy of MOMables!
These healthy holiday treats are perfect for classroom parties, or even just snacks at home! They’re full of festive holiday spirit AND nutrition. We’ve also included a couple non-food treats. All the kids will love them!
2. String Cheese Snowmen from NoBiggie
3. Applesauce Rudolphs from The Melrose Family
4. Simple Christmas Treat Cups from Simple As That
6. Snowman Juice Boxes from Pigskins & Pigtails
7. Christmas Play-doh Favors from One Little Project
8. Healthy Reindeer Treats from Hello Splendid
9. The Grinch Grape Snack Bags from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons
10. Babybel Cheese Santa Bellies from Cute Food for Kids
The holiday season is here in full swing whether we’re ready or not. ‘Tis the season for grand dinners, indulgent desserts, and lots of hot chocolate around the fireplace. Meal time is great during this season because you get to see family and friends you may only see a couple times a year.
Need some dinner recipe ideas? No fear! Check out this free sample meal plan with a week’s worth of dinner and lunches. We have classic and grain free plans available, so there’s something for everyone!
Even during this holiday season, we still get snack cravings around the 3 p.m. mark. How do we curb our hunger without ruining our dinner? These 6 healthy holiday snacks, of course! They’re easy, kid-friendly, and festive for the holidays. You’ll love them as much as your kids will! Put down that box of processed cookies and whip up some of these healthy holiday snacks to give to your kids for snack time.
How adorable are these strawberry Santas? These only require a handful of ingredients, and your kids can help assemble the Santas. It’s a perfect way to get some fruit into your kids’ diets during the holiday season!
For some reasons, kids are more likely to eat their fruits and veggie when they’re in fun shapes. These grinch kabobs are the perfect examples. They’re simply cut-up fruit with a marshmallow, but they’re so fun to eat!
This “eggnog” has all the classic flavors without the eggs. It’s perfect for kids with allergies! Make a batch of eggnog and cuddle up next to the fireplace with some Christmas music.
4. Raw Gingerbread Cookies + Balls from Rawmanda
Do you love gingerbread, but don’t feel like baking cookies? No worries, these gingerbread cookies & balls are raw, vegan, and gluten-free! They’re perfect for everyone and are still full of delicious gingerbread flavor.
5. String Cheese Snowmen from DigiCrumbs
These would be a cute lunchbox addition for your kids; you could also make a big batch and send them as a classroom treat for all the kids!
6. Superfood Chocolate Bark from My Fussy Eater
This chocolate bark doesn’t contain all the nasty ingredients of normal bark, so you can feel good about giving your kids a piece as a snack. Try substituting the goji berries for any dried fruit you have on hand and the pistachios for your favorite nut or seed!
The holiday season is officially here, kicking off with Thanksgiving on Thursday. If you’re like me, you already have your menu planned down to every last detail. We love having Thanksgiving dinner with our family, and I want to make sure everyone can enjoy it.
If you like your meal times planned like this all the time, let us help you out! We’re offering you a free sample meal plan of a week’s worth of lunches and dinners. Meal time just got a lot easier!
Sometimes we get so caught up in planning and prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner that we totally forget about breakfast. Not this year! Here’s 6 delectable holiday breakfast recipes that are indulgent and satisfying. Your kids will definitely love the special breakfast treat on Thanksgiving!
If you’re crunched for time, bake the oatmeal the night before, and simply reheat in the morning! There’s nothing better than warm, comforting oatmeal for breakfast. Since it’s baked, it makes it even easier to portion out.
Ditch the boxed pastries and make your own! Sweet s’mores meet a kid favorite in these homemade popcarts. Make them ahead of time and stick them in the toaster the morning of! Your kids will love the unexpected treat.
Apples are in season around this time of year, so I’ve been using every excuse to put them in as many recipes as possible! These muffins have that classic apple fritter flavor without all the hassle of frying. They’re soft and filling enough to last you until the big Thanksgiving meal!
4. Baked Pumpkin French Toast from Two Peas and Their Pod
When you think of an indulgent breakfast, you automatically think of french toast. This pumpkin french toast bake takes less hands-on time because all you have to do is mix the ingredients, pour into a baking pan, and put it in the oven! It’s a decadent and easy breakfast perfect for the holidays.
5. Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal from I Heart Eating
Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving staple, especially down here in Louisiana. Enjoy all the delicious flavors of pecan pie in this healthier oatmeal version! Plus, you cook it in the slow cooker overnight, so you’ll have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Does it get any better?
6. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Add a little protein to your kids’ breakfasts with this pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt! It’s delicious enough to be indulgent, but it’s actually healthier than most breads. Plus, it has that classic pumpkin flavor everyone loves!
From the team here at MOMables, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
Are the kids home for Christmas break and already bored? If you find yourself out of ideas for them to do over their holiday break, keep reading.
I’ve put together a Christmas Break Activities for Kids and Survival Guide for Parents to help beat boredom and hopefully keep the sibling bickering to a minimum. It’s filled with activities and projects they will love and that even adults will find engaging.
Every year, I wish I had been more organized, browsed Pinterest longer for more things to do, and had more time to try new recipes. In the end, I always wish I had “old school” activities on hand that required no electronic devices and kept my children engaged for hours and helped build memories.
Here are 10 I’ll be trying this holiday season:
1. Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
The kids will love making food for the reindeer that will be visiting their home. They can even make extra in goodie bags for their friends in the neighborhood to enjoy as well! This site has a free printable version as well!
2. Movie Night!
3. DIY Handprint Christmas Ornament
These Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Ornaments are the perfect DIY project for the kids and a good keepsake. The kids will have tons of fun decorating their ornament.
4. Candy Cane Science Experiment
Candy canes are very popular this time of year. This experiment is neat way for your kids to learn a little more about candy and not just eat it! Click here to see more.
5. Make Your Own Snow Globe
This DIY snow globe project is so cute! Your kids can make their snow globe into anything they want!
6. Play Christmas Minute to Win It
Minute To Win It is always a fun game. Click here for a list of fun Christmas games for the whole family!
7. Bake and Decorate Cookies
Baking is one of our favorite things to do this time of year, especially these gluten-free sugar cookies! It’s so fun for the kids to bake and then decorate their cookies!
8. Go on a Candy Cane Hunt
Every kid loves a good scavenger hunt! This Candy Cane Hunt is a great way for the kids to play together. They can each take turns hiding candy canes throughout the house. It will also get them thinking and using math to decide who wins the hunt!
9. Christmas Bingo
Christmas Bingo is fun for the whole family! This site has a super cute free printable version so that you and your family can play whenever you want.
10. Snowman Slam Game
This is not only a fun game for the kids, but it’s also super easy to make! Snowman Slam is a great game that will be keep the kids busy.
Here’s to fun times ahead with the kids!