Christmas Fun with Food - ONIE Project

Christmas Fun with Food

Posted by ONIE Project on 12/25/2013

ONIE has a few ideas to have fun with the kids over the holidays with these easy to make treats.

Healthy holiday treats for kids from ONIE

Snowman on a Stick


  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Carrot
  • Apple
  • Bamboo skewers (12 inches long)
  • Mini-chocolate chips
  • Pretzel sticks


  1. Prepare the fruit by cutting the banana into one inch slices, and then cut apple into triangular pieces; cut the carrot into small slivers. 
  2. For each snowman, you will need three thick slices of banana, a grape, a sliver of carrot, and a triangular piece of apple.
  3. Slide three slices of the banana onto the skewer to create the body of the snowman; and then add the piece of apple and the grape to create its hat.
  4. Next, gently press the small mini-chocolate chips onto the bottom two pieces of the banana to form the buttons on the snowman; and then create eyes with two more chocolate chips.
  5. Finally, add the sliver of carrot to create the nose.

ONIE Test Kitchen Tip: Poke a hole in the apple piece with a bamboo skewer first to make assembly easier. 

Healthy holiday treats for kids from ONIE

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 14 grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1½ cups fresh cauliflower florets
  • ¾ oz (about 40) pretzel sticks (from 15-oz bag)


  1. Arrange broccoli to form a tree shape.
  2. Arrange the pretzels at the bottom to form a tree trunk.
  3. Use tomatoes to form decorations. 
  4. Arrange the bell pepper on the top of the tree to form a star.
  5.  Finally, arrange the cauliflower around the bottom of the tree to form snow.
  6.  Serve with a non-fat milk creamy herb dip.

ONIE Test Kitchen Tip: Make the perfect dip by mixing 16 oz non-fat plain Greek yogurt with 1 pkg Ranch dressing mix.

Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

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