Holiday Treats

Eating healthy does not have to be boring! Try these fun, holiday treats that the whole family will love! They are simple, delicious, and healthy!

Peanut butter is not only delicious, but it is full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full for hours. While peanut butter may be higher in calories, 180 calories per 2 tablespoons, try to limit your peanut butter intake to one serving at a time. Those extra calories and added sugar during the holidays can sneak up on you if you are not paying attention. That is why it is important to read the nutrition facts label on your peanut butter jar. Not all brands are created equal.

Peanut butter and bananas also make an excellent pre-workout snack! The banana provides you with energy and peanut butter with protein.

Try these fun and satisfying holiday treats!

PB Celery Reindeer

Peanut Butter Celery Reindeer

Make these holiday snacks with the whole family!
Print Recipe
CourseSnack
Servings6
Calories115kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 celery ribs
  • 6 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 12 pretzels cut in half
  • 12 candy eyes
  • 6 raspberries fresh or frozen

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Wash celery under running water and dry with paper towel. Cut off ends of celery and then cut each celery rib in half to make 10 celery rib halves.
  • Spread peanut butter into each celery rib.
  • Stick each pretzel half to the peanut butter on one end of the celery to look like antlers
  • Add candy eyes and rasberry for nose.

Notes

Substitute the peanut butter for almond or sunflower seed butter for a different flavor.
Adapted from Fork and Beans – https://www.forkandbeans.com/2016/12/12/peanut-butter-celery-reindeer-sticks/
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Celery Reindeer
Serving Size
 
1 Reindeer
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
115
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
96
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Calcium
 
12
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
103
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Banana Penguins

Chocolate Banana Penguins

Our Chocolate Banana Penguins will satisfy your sweet tooth and are fun to eat!
Print Recipe
CourseDessert, Snack
Servings6
Calories126kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate candy melts
  • 12 mini chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tbsp white frosting
  • 18 orange Reese’s Pieces or M&M's

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Peel bananas and cut in half.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Dip the non-cut end of the banana in the chocolate. Add a dab of melted chocolate to the cut end of the banana.
  • Before the chocolate has cooled, add one orange candy for the nose and two orange candies to the chocolate on the cut-end for the feet.
  • Once the chocolate has cooled, use the white frosting to make eyes right above the nose. Add mini chocolate chips to the white frosting. Enjoy!

Notes

To add variety, take a popsicle stick and insert it in the cut-side of the banana after decorating. Place in the freezer for a healthy frozen treat!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Penguins
Serving Size
 
1 penguin
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
126
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
20
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
221
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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