Holiday Treats made Healthy with these Fruit Trees

Holiday Treats with Fruit

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Looking for holiday treats that are healthier and incorporate fruit into the mix?  Check out my honey dew melon fruit trees!  They’re easy to make and a great snack that the entire family will love which also makes them perfect for holiday movie night fun. 

This forest of fruit trees also makes great holiday treats to share at your festive gatherings and classroom parties; they’re the simplest of ‘wow’ factors.

The best part about this mix of fruity fun is that the entire activity is super easy and does not take much time to create.  What can you teach the kids as you make these festive holiday treats?  You can demonstrate knife safety, teach them about folding and show them that cookie cutters can be used for healthier foods too!  This recipe helps to teach children that healthy food can be fun food.

How to make these Holiday Treats

Fruit Trees and Snow Dip with Jodie Fitz

Honeydew Melons

Tree cookie cutter

Small Skewers

Cut the honeydew melon in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Cut long strips of the melon; use the width of the cookie cutter as a size measurement. Remove the rind. Use the cookie cutter to cut out a tree. Add a skewer to the bottom of the tree for forest placement (see below).

Dice any leftover honeydew for a snack or combine it with any leftover fruit from the next tree & create a fruit salad.

Forest Base:

Styrofoam rectangle (can be purchased at your local craft stores)

Snow blanket

Cover the Styrofoam base with a snow blanket covering and add the trees to create a fruit forest.

Snow Dip:

8 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt

4 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt

Fold the yogurts together and serve.

Holiday Treats with Fruit Fun

Holiday Treats with Fruit Fun

Ingredients

  • Honeydew Melons
  • 8 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 4 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt
  • Tree cookie cutter
  • Small Skewers

Instructions

Cut the honeydew melon in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds.

Cut long strips of the melon; use the width of the cookie cutter as a size measurement.

Remove the rind.

Use the cookie cutter to cut out a tree.

Add a skewer to the bottom of the tree for forest placement (see below).

NOTE: Dice any leftover honeydew for a snack or combine it with any leftover fruit from the next tree & create a fruit salad.

Fold the yogurts together and serve as a snow dip with your melon trees.

Notes

Forest Base:

Styrofoam rectangle (can be purchased at your local craft stores)

Snow blanket

Cover the Styrofoam base with a snow blanket covering and add the trees to create a fruit forest.

 

Cheers to Better Bites and holiday treats made with fruit ~ Jodie

P.SWant more healthy food fun?

If you haven’t already, signed up for my brand new program coming out called Better Bites™ join us today!

Better Bites is all about the adventures of Recipe Girl and Teeny the tiny taste tester.  You can register your family, or school, for this adventurous food fun program as we increase our love for fruits and veggies in an innovative new program. 

Recipe Girls and Teeny will be teaming up and introducing their team of fruit and veggie friends starting very soon. They are also teaming up with a couple of friends who will encourage Better Sips™and Better Sips™ along the way.  I can’t wait for you to meet all of my new friends here at the site.

Here is the link to sign up for Better Bites.

14 Comments on “Holiday Treats made Healthy with these Fruit Trees”

  1. Those little Christmas Trees are just adorable! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Ahhhh … THANK YOU. I’ve been off for a few days with the holidays and a little illness, I will pop over to see the feature. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving….

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