For those of you who don’t know, when I’m not blogging/being a mom/being a wife/being a student, I do work full time as a program specialist for a childhood obesity initiative. Some of the work we do is hard, and we advocate for a lot of change, and with that receive a lot of resistance. In the end, though, my work is so rewarding, and I get to go home at night knowing I am working on changes that positively impact children and set them up for a brighter future. That right there is enough holiday cheer as it is, am I right?!
Outside of the ‘hard’ work, my job comes with a lot of ‘fun’ stuff too. Our staff maintains a blog, and I am able to generate ideas, blog, and get creative at my job. Seriously, I get to blog at work, how awesome is that. Of course, a bit more censored content, but still 😉 This week, our time saving blog focuses on a healthy holiday snack recipe, and between how easy it is and the adorable pictures of my little guy, for the first time ever, I am crossing over my personal blog with my professional blog to share it with you all! Despite my total love and devotion to Christmas cookie baking this time of year, this really is a fun and festive way to get in the holiday spirit, even when you are being healthy 🙂
- Green grapes
- Mini marshmallows
- Wash your strawberries and grapes.
- Slice your strawberries by removing the stems and shortening the base a bit, if necessary.
- Slice a banana into thin coin shaped pieces.
- Place items onto toothpicks in the following order:
I had so much fun whipping these together and putting them out on a holiday plate.
Fruit is on the narrow list of things Jackson is guaranteed to eat, so I knew this would be a win by him. Of course, he wanted nothing but the marshmallows and strawberries. But hey, it is fruit and it is also Christmas time, and if the kid wants a little bit of sugar, who am I to say no 😉
**disclaimer: these make adorable treats, but when serving up to toddlers and young children, be sure to slice your grapes in half! They are a huge choking hazard, and no small child should ever be given whole or halved grapes.
If you are interested in more ideas for healthy living, recipes, and ways to get active as a family, check out my work blog!