My mother used to tell me not to play with food. However, I believe that, if it’s healthy food and it helps everyone to eat more fruits and vegetables, why not, right? 😉
In this video recipe, you can see how easy and fun it can be to prepare a Christmas tree with fruit that children and adults can enjoy, even if they eat vegan and gluten-free.
There are only a few more days left before the Christmas holiday weeks associated with an excessive consumption of food and drinks.
Are you getting mentally and physically prepared to survive them?
If you could use some advice about avoiding excesses and how to enjoy a healthy holiday time, have a look at my post. There, you’ll find 15 good tips.
I guess, however, that you’re here because you’re looking for some Christmas recipe ideas. In that case, I would like to first suggest this post that I wrote on my Coffee & Brunch blog.
That’s where I made a list of several Christmas recipes, some of them healthy, and all of them ideal to prepare a breakfast, brunch or some Christmas snacks.
This year, I have also prepared something, a video, for a really easy Christmas recipe to create a deliciously edible tree. It’s a super simple recipe, but healthy and ideal to prepare with the kids’ help.
I shot this video recipe during the month of November in Bansko, the mountain village in Bulgaria where I have recently relocated.
Unfortunately, I do not have access to all of the varieties of fruits and vegetables there that I had access to when I lived in Barcelona. But, on the other hand, it’s an advantage because this way, I am 100% sure to always consume seasonal products.
During the month of November, we already had the first snowfalls, and of course, it’s not berries season anymore.
I was lucky, though, to find a lady at the Sunday market who was selling berries that she had collected during the warmer months and then had frozen them.
It is true that they are not the most photogenic for video and photos, but they were delicious 🙂
So, if you don’t have access to fresh berries where you live, you can use frozen ones and then thaw them before using them.
WATCH HOW TO PREPARE A FRESH FRUIT CHRISTMAS TREE (27 sec)
Finally, if you are looking for even more Christmas recipe ideas, here is the link to my Pinterest board that contains over 240 pins.
I wish for you to enjoy the holidays. I hope you’ll have the chance to relax and be merry without the need for excesses by maintaining your healthy habits.
Your turn: Do you usually prepare fun and healthy recipes for Christmas? Would you recommend any? I would love to know your opinion about this little fruit tree, and don’t forget to leave a comment below using the stars to rate this recipe.
If you enjoy this stop-motion video, check out the other ones of this serie:
As always, thank you very much for stopping by here.
A big hug and cheers to a healthier life!
The Easiest, Healthy Christmas Recipe To Set A “Happy Holidays” Mood
An easy and funny Christmas recipe perfect to prepare it with kids to get them familiar in the kitchen and introduce them to more healthy food.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 3 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Healthy
4 or 5 kiwis, depending on the size
A handful of red berries
A handful of blackberries
- Cut one side of a kiwi to make the trunk of the tree.
- Peel the kiwis.
- Cut them into slices and select the slices that are more or less the same size.
- In a tray, or on a sufficiently large board, first place the trunk and above this the first row of kiwi slices.
- Place the other rows of kiwi slices so that the ones that are higher up are smaller than the ones below.
- Place the berries on top of the kiwi slices as if they were the tree decoration.
- Cut a slice of persimmon and use a good knife to cut it into a star shape (it can also be pineapple or any other fruit that you can cut sharply) *
* I used a cookie cutter.
Keywords: Christmas, healthy, fruit, fun with food, cook with kids
Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
Hi, I’m Claudia
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