Very Merry Christmas Bark!

We featured this fun festive recipe in our Kids Eat Smart Recipe Box this month and hope you can try it!  It’s a great time to try something different and get kids excited about the holidays.  This is a recipe that can be prepared ahead of time and left in the freezer to easily serve up in the morning.

Very Merry Christmas Bark


  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 cup mixed fruit (kiwi, strawberry, mango, blueberries)
  • 1 small tree shaped cookie cutter
  • Parchment paper


Thinly slice fruit lengthwise.  Using a tree shaped cookie cutter, cut a tree from each slice. Line a rimmed baking sheet with  parchment paper. Pour the yogurt onto the baking sheet and spread evenly.  Place mixed fruit throughout yogurt.  Freeze until  solid.  Cut into sections and place in baggies.  Return to freezer until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from:

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart NL.







Festive Veggie Platter!

With December here, we are looking forward to all the Christmas festivities we have in store.  Christmas is a great time to have fun with how we serve breakfast.  Serving fruit and vegetables in fun and exciting ways helps kids get excited about healthy eating.  Serving up vegetables for breakfast is a great way to ensure we are getting enough veggies each day.  Serve this fun vegetable tray at your KES Club over the month of December to get kids in the spirit of the holidays and enjoying their veggies:

Festive Veggie Tray

All you’ll need:

  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Yellow peppers
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Ranch dressing


Arrange on a platter in the shape of a Christmas tree. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping sauce. 

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Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart NL.