The festive period is traditionally known for mountains of chocolate and sweets with no piece of fruit in sight. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Make fruit fun with these festive snack ideas and get closer to your five a day!
You will need
1 punnet of strawberries, 125g cream cheese, 2tbsp icing sugar, half tsp vanilla essence and mini chocolate drops.
Mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence together with an electric hand mixer. Then cut the top off the strawberries and save the top for the Santa’s hat.
Next, pipe some of the cheese mix onto the main part of each strawberry then put the hat on.
To finish, decorate your Santa by piping on a couple of buttons, a bobble on the top of the hat and put some chocolate drops where the eyes would be.
2 bananas, handful of raisins, 3 strawberries, 6 grapes, 6 skewers and a carrot.
Firstly, you cut the bananas into thick slices so you get approximately 9 slices per banana. Peel the carrot and cut into triangle pieces for the pointy nose – you will need 6 pieces.
Next, take the stems off the strawberries and cut the strawberries in half. Cut the grapes in half and start assembling your snowman.
To assemble, thread 3 slices of bananas onto the skewers followed by a strawberry and a grape half. Place the raisins onto the banana slices to create buttons and places the carrot where the nose should be.
6 large hard-boiled eggs, 6 small hard-boiled eggs, peppercorns, 1 carrot, 1 skewer, uncooked spaghetti pasta and parsley.
Peel the shell of the eggs and peel the carrots and cut the ends. Then slice the carrots so that you have 6 round slices.
Cut off the top and bottom of the eggs and stick the skewer through the middle to make a hole. Remove the skewer and replace with a piece of spaghetti.
Use the skewer to make holes into the centre of the slices of carrots and place on top of the eggs to make a hat.
Finally, poke holes into the egg using the skewer to make small holes for the eyes, nose and buttons. Place a peppercorn into each hole and use a small piece of carrot for the nose. To finish, place a parsley sprig into the side of the egg to make arms.