Christmas and kids are kind of inseparable! Be it the Christmas tree with gifts around it or the tinsel on the tree and around the house, or be it the cookies, cakes and sweets stacked up on the table, it is the perfect happy time for kids! Along with cookies, gingerbreadmen, even candy canes are used to beautify Christmas trees. These candy canes were first produced in Germany during the later part of 17th century. They were white straight sticks bent in to look like a shepherd’s staff and were distributed to children during the holy worship before and advent of Christmas. After year 1900, the candy canes came in striped formats with red and white colours and flavours of peppermint or wintergreen. Some people also hold the view that the J-shape was used from the initial of Jesus and red and white symbolised blood and purity.
As sweet things are doing the rounds in every household how does one serve something that is filling for the kids. Getting hold of Christmas Recipes becomes all the more challenging. It should not only be fun but have to fulfill the importance of a balanced diet as well. Adults have to satisfy the perplex taste buds of kids while keeping them attractive so that the kids consume it without any fuss.
Make some visually attractive snack mixes keeping in mind the festive mood. It could be caramel popcorn with nuts, or coated chocolates, or coated peanuts etc. Have a cupcake party where kids can decorate their own! Make Christmas cookies in unique shapes and write their names on it. Go for finger foods, baked, grilled or fried. Savoury things are welcome along with the sweet so many things! Chicken fingers, wraps and rolls with sprouts, vegetables, paneer, cheese, egg can be enjoyed. Sandwiches the all time saviours can be made more exciting too by using different breads, different fillings. Try using large cookie cutters to give innovative looks.
As the ideas keep flowing, stop a while and try out some tasty bits like Tricolour Sandwiches, Paneer Frankies, Macaroni Mazaa….