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25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

Sharon Palmer

There’s nothing quite like holiday cooking and baking when you have children in your home. The excitement that crosses their faces when they spy a festive candy cane-shaped cookie or Christmas tree shaped cereal bar is wonderful to behold. I remember how excited my own children would get when it was time to bring out the box of cookie cutters to create my mother’s classic sugar cookie recipe. Oh, how they loved to roll out the cookie dough (and eat it!), and then decorate the cookies with raisins, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. But just because it’s the holiday season, it doesn’t mean that you have to fill their diets with nothing but sugary junk foods! That’s why I asked some of my favorite food bloggers to share their top plant-based (vegan) healthy kid-friendly holiday treat recipes with you to inspire your children (and you too) to enjoy the holidays in just a tad bit healthier fashion. These healthy holiday treats are 100% plant-based, include whole foods (i.e., avocados, fruits, pulses, veggies, nuts, seeds), and are lower in sugar than conventional versions. Plus, they are fun, colorful, and easy for children. I can’t wait to try all of these recipes. Remember to get into the kitchen and cook with your kids this holiday season. Build memories with your children. You will never forget them, and neither will they.

Happy Holidays,

Sharon

25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

Fruits

Dark Chocolate Covered Grapes, Sarah Pflugradt, RDN, Salubrious RD

25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

Strawberry Santas, Holly Bertone, Pink Fortitude (shown above)
Vegan Caramel Apple Microwave Mug, Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Bars, Brownies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondie Bar, Jennifer Hunt, RDN, Jennifer Hunt Nutrition
Date and Oat Coconut Brownies, Amy Lanza, Nourishing Amy

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Soft Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars, Kristina La Rue, Love and Zest

Balls, Bites, Truffles

Chocolate Avocado Truffles, Lindsey Janiero, RDN, Nutrition to Fit

25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

Coconut Bliss Ball Snowmen, Katherine Hackworthy, Veggie Desserts (shown above)
No-Bake Cranberry Bites, Shahzadi Devje, RDN, Desli-licious RD

25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

Peppermint Grinch Pops, Emily Spain, Pretty Pies (shown above)

Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies, Nele Liivlaid, NutriPlanet

25 Plant-Based Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids

No-Bake Chocolate Chewy Date Cookies, Anjali Lalani, Vegetarian Gastronomy (shown above)
Superfood Christmas Cookies
, Annie Markowitz, VegAnnie
Sweet Potato Cookies, Rosa CT, This Healthy Kitchen
Vegan Christmas Sugar Cookies, Sara Grandominico, Beaming Banana
Vegan Cowboy Cookies, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Chia Jam, Jess Hoffman, Choosing Chia (shown above)

Muffins

Blueberry Millet Muffins, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Heathy Gingerbread Muffins, Kelly Jones, RDN, Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition

Frozen Desserts, Creams, Smoothies

Christmas Candy Claus Smoothie, Sarah De La Cruz, Fried Dandelion
Peppermint Green (s)Creams, Amy Lanza, Nourishing Amy

Vegan Pomegranate Nice Cream, Tawnie Kroll, RDN, Kroll’s Korner (shown above)

For other plant-based, kid-friendly holiday treats, check out the following:

Vegan Sugar Cookies
Vegan Cowboy Cookies
Soft Molasses Cookies

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