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Five Minute Festive Snack Ideas



The holiday season is often a whirlwind or frenzy of activity, especially for busy parents juggling so many tasks. 


Instead of adding more to your plate this holiday, think about simplifying by preparing snacks that are both festive and quick. 


Here are two easy and fun five-minute snack recipes perfect for spreading holiday cheer. 


Recipe 1: Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels


Ingredients:


Pretzels

Dark, milk, or white chocolate chips

Festive sprinkles or crushed nuts (optional)


Instructions:


  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.


  1. Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate, coating it halfway. Allow excess chocolate to drip off.


  1. Place the dipped pretzels on a parchment-lined tray.


  1. Sprinkle festive decorations like crushed nuts or colorful sprinkles over the melted chocolate.


  1. Let the pretzels cool in the fridge and the chocolate set before serving.


These chocolate-dipped pretzels offer a sweet and salty combination that's perfect for spreading holiday joy in a matter of minutes.


Recipe 2: Salami, Cheese, and Cherry Tomato Skewers


Ingredients:


Salami slices

Cheese cubes (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite)

Cherry tomatoes

Toothpicks or mini skewers


Instructions:


  1. Cut the salami into bite-sized pieces.


  1. Thread a piece of salami onto the skewer, followed by a cheese cube and a cherry tomato.


  1. Repeat the process for each skewer until you've used all the ingredients.


  1. Arrange the skewers on a serving platter.


These mini skewers are not only visually appealing but also a delightful combination of flavors that make for a savory, fuss-free holiday snack.


Holiday Gratitude: Finding Joy in the Little Things


Within the rush of the holidays, I encourage you to take a moment to embrace gratitude. 


Reflect on the little things that spark joy today - laughter, hugs, the warmth of a cozy home, or even the simplicity of sharing food with loved ones. Gratitude fuels joy and the spirit of the season, reminding us of what truly matters.


All the best to you and your family this holiday season. I wish you a healthy and joyful new year!


Warmly,


Amy 

Your dietitian doula 


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