Christmas is easily my favorite holiday. Not just because of the presents, the snow, and the much appreciated winter break. I love Christmas because it’s the one day of the year when, no matter what is going on in your life, you are appreciative. Surrounded by friends and family, I look around at all my blessings every Christmas morning, and I am thankful.
But, of course, I also love December 25th for all of the Christmas cheer! Lights, gifts, and amazing holiday dinners are always something everyone looks forward to. Add a guy in a red suit who brings you any present you ask for and you have one great holiday! Last night, I went to the first of many Christmas parties to come, and brought along these guys. Made with a sweet but healthy Greek yogurt filling, they are perfect for the season, and are just adorable! I was worried that nobody would eat them due to their healthiness, but at dessert, everyone gravitated toward them, and they were gone in a flash! So this year, I’m leaving the usual cookies and cake at home, and I’m opting for more healthy treats. If you build it, they will come:)
MGN’s Healthy Strawberry Santas
1 large case strawberries (About 30)
1 large (around 32oz) container of plain Greek yogurt (The thicker the better-I use Fage)
1/3-1/2 c. honey
1 small package whole flaxseeds
1 piping bag with piping tip
Wash berries. Slice tips off, big enough for a hat. With a small knife, hollow out a bit of each berry, leaving just enough room for a big dollop of yogurt. Mix honey and yogurt in a bowl and spoon into piping bag (This was the hardest part!). Fill each center with a big dollop, then place hats on top. Add a small yogurt cap on top of the hats. Carefully place your flaxseeds on the center of the yogurt to look like eyes.
Aren’t those adorable?! I know I would want them attending my party. Let me know how yours end up, and have a great night!