MGN’s (Healthy!) Strawberry Santas

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.

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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

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Ingredients:

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

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Directions:

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.

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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!

Sunnie

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31 thoughts on “MGN’s (Healthy!) Strawberry Santas

  1. pickyrunner

    yummmm these look so good!!

  2. So cute and nutritious!

  3. Absolutely adorable! I think I’ll be making those to serve at Christmas. We have family coming over that doesn’t eat very well so this will show the kids that it can be good and good for you! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are adorable!! I love the flax seed eyes!

  5. This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to try it!

  6. kimthevegan

    These are so super cute. I can’t wait to try ’em out =)

  7. These have to be the cutest and most yummy healthy snack I’ve ever seen!!!

  8. What a quick, easy recipe! I love it and can’t wait to try! They’d be even better with chocolate 🙂

  9. Those are absolutely adorable!!

  10. what a great idea. I love how creative you are taking healthy foods & making them festive !!

  11. Super cute and we don’t even DO Santa!! 🙂 I love the idea of the greek yogurt and honey looking “whipped cream”… fabulous!

  12. These are too cute for words! Love that they are healthy with all the fresh berries and yogurt too! 🙂

  13. Eek, too cute! These are the perfect combination of festive, healthy, and easy to eat. I must make these little guys, even if it’s just for a snack and not a party.

  14. Wow, I really have to make em’ 🙂

  15. These little Santas are adorable! And so healthy, the best combination 🙂

  16. These look great. I’m a fan of any dessert where fruit is the star.

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