December 18, 2023

Slightly healthy, sweet Christmas buffet dessert idea

I always try to make sure that there is some fruit and salad on the Christmas buffet table to we have some slightly healthy food.  This year I managed to get some cheap strawberries (25p a punnet) and grapes (15p) from The Company shop (a shop that sells short dated food to carers and essential services).  I had seen this idea on a reel on my phone but can not credit it (apologies) as it was last year and I can’t remember what happened last week as I age!

My grandson loved these healthy Grinch Santas, and they were so easy to make, only taking 15 minutes at the most. Out of a marshmallow I go two hat bands and a little bit for the hat bobble and so you do not need a lot.  I had some left over from Halloween.

On a small skewer you place the washed grape first, a slice of marshmallow, the bottom of the strawberry, and then a small bit of marshmallow for a hat bobble. Voila, you have a Grinch Santa which looks great on the buffet table and might entice some healthy eating.  I saved the top of the strawberries to put into a fruit salad for today. (large strawberries were cut in half).

How do you add a bit of healthy nutrition to your Christmas buffet desserts?


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  1. Debbie January 3, 2024 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I always make these for my grandchildren at Christmas. I use slices of banana as the hat bands. The children love them!

    • ToniG January 3, 2024 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      That is a healthier option. Thanks for sharing

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