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5 Edible Christmas Gifts to Make With Your Kids

Posted by Mandy Sacher on December 18, 2016

Posted by Mandy Sacher on December 18, 2016

Sharing a love of food and cooking with your children has numerous benefits, and there is something about Christmas baking that makes it feel even more special.

Delegate tasks suitable for your child’s age. With a little help and supervision, older children may be able to follow a simple recipe from start to finish. Younger children will be able to help out with mixing and kneading dough, cutting out gingerbread shapes or rolling bliss balls.


So keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays with these fabulous, easy-to-make edible Christmas gifts ideas and they’ll find that giving them as gifts to teachers, family and friends is even more fun when they’ve made them themselves!


Healthy Gingerbread Men – It wouldn’t be Christmas without a gingerbread man. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to balance out all of those sugary treats, check out these fun and delicious gingerbread men.


Beetroot and Spinach Bliss Balls – These delicious and unique bliss balls make a brilliant edible gift that are simple enough for little hands to get involved in making. They’re packed with vitamin C, fibre and phytonutrients, plus they are gluten-free too!


Fruit Mince Pies – Traditional mince pies are on everyone’s Christmas wish list. These tasty, gluten-free mince pies are not only yummy in the tummy, but they’re jam-packed with nutrients and loaded with veggies too. Yes, that’s right – beetroot and carrot are included in the fruit mince, an extra dose of vitamin C and Beta-carotene are just what the doctor ordered – especially, around the festive time!!


Betta Then Nutella Choc Spread – This healthy “chocolate” spread makes a moreish alternative to the sugar-packed chocolate spreads found in supermarkets. It’s nut-free, making it a great option for those with allergies.



Raspberry Chia Jam

Homemade jam is surprisingly simple, and you’ll be able to include your children in the process to. This may even be the start of a new Christmas family tradition!


Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Makes: 1 cup



2 cups (320g) frozen raspberries (or berries of choice)

2 tbs chia seeds

2 tbs maple syrup or raw honey (optional)

2 tbs filtered water

1 tbs coconut oil

1 vanilla pod, insides scraped out or ½ tsp vanilla extract



1.  In a small saucepan combine all ingredients, place over medium heat and bring to the boil.

2. Turn heat down and simmer for around 10 mins, stirring through occasionally.


Serving and storing leftovers: Serve immediately, store in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 4 months.



More healthy recipes and ideas for this festive season can be found in my book The Wholesome Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook.

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