Meal Planning Monday ~ 25 Days of Christmas

This week’s blog post is by Leah Kelley.

In October, I did 31 Days of Halloween food for my kids.  They loved it so much that I decided to do 25 Days of Christmas. Each day in December, I have made the kids some kind of Christmas food creation. One day it was Santa pancakes, the next day a Christmas tree made out of vegetables. It’s a sneaky way to get them to eat and also a great way to make memories with them. I’ve decided to make 31 Days of Halloween and 25 Days of Christmas a tradition from now on. You’ve still got a few days left to try one of these fun recipes this Christmas Season!

Christmas Veggie Tree ~ My kids love vegetables so getting them to eat this was easy but for some picky eaters this is a great way to get some veggies in their diet.

Candy Cane Cinnamon Rolls ~ This recipe was super easy to make! Just take a can of cinnamon rolls and lay them on the pan in the shape of a candy cane. Bake as directed and then dye half the icing red. Alternate white icing and red icing on each cinnamon roll to make it look like a candy cane.

Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls ~ If your family loves cinnamon rolls for breakfast, here’s another variation for you.   You’ll need two cans of them. Lay the rolls on a pan in the shape of a tree. Bake as directed, and then dye the icing green with food coloring. I got a little ambitious and formed one of the rolls in the shape of a star and dyed a little bit of icing yellow.

 

Rudolph Pancakes ~ (Pictured at the top of the post.)  These are absolutely adorable!! They take a bit more prep work but it’s worth it.

Peanut Butter Cut Out Sandwiches ~ These were easy also and my kids loved them. Spread one piece of bread with peanut butter, with the other piece use a cookie cutter to cut a shape in the bread. Lay cut out piece on top then sprinkle with green sugar.

What Christmas food traditions do you have in your family?