Festive Cheat – Eating Fruit Could Be Fun

Eating fruit, even in the winter months, is very important for our health. I try to eat at least a couple of servings of fruit each day and I regularly offer it to my children.

Unfortunately, my little one is not very keen on eating fruit (luckily he doesn’t have problems with vegetables).

As we are already in a festive mood with Christmas approaching fast, today I offered something new – Strawberry Santas (inspired by one of the grocery supermarket’s Christmas ad).

Strawberry SantasStrawberry Santas

You will need:

  • strawberries

  • double cream

  • sugar – 2-3 tablespoons

Preparation:

  1. Wash the strawberries and cut the green part

  2. Then cut halfway (so that every strawberry has a bottom part and a hat)

  3. Beat the double cream with some sugar (I always use fruit sugar) until it gets thick

  4. Now make the Santas:

    • put some cream on top of the bottom part of each strawberry;

    • put the top part of the strawberry (the hat);

    • finish with a little bit of cream on the tip of the hat

Yum, yum!

4 Comments

  1. Paul

    Ellie,

    Great little Strawberry Santas recipe you have here. Simple yet effective and delicious — only thing I can think of is it might be a little too sweet for some people. As for kids not wanting to eat fruits, I wouldn’t think that would be very common, would it? Kids love sugar. I don’t think I had such a problem when I was a kid, but who knows? I’ll be sure to share this idea with a few people that I think would be interested. Thanks!

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    1. Ellie

      Thank you for your comments. I can’t imagine anybody having problems with eating something sweet (judging by myself and I love desserts haha), but aftet becoming a mother I met a lot of things I’ve never expected 🙂

      Have a nice day!

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  2. Armand

    I really love your baked cheese idea! Would that work if I add a vegetable or two? My kids aren’t picky eaters but getting vegetables in their meals is sometimes a challenge.

    Your strawberry santa’s look delicious! I’m going to try these too. Do you core out the middle? I couldn’t tell.

    I’m a husband, a father and the resident cook of the family so keep putting up more creative meals. I am always looking out for new ideas to keep things fresh.

    I love salads too. Steak strip salads are my favorite. You have your protein, carbs, good fats. It’s definitely a great meal year round.

    I like the way you structured your site. The only suggestion I’d make is to talk more in your posts and weave in the recipes. People love stories with homemade meals. 🙂

    God Bless,

    Armand

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    1. Ellie

      I like your suggestions and would look how to implement them.

      Yes, you can add vegetables to the cheese recipes, whatever you like to eat with cheese. I usually use broccoli, spinach, courgettes, peppers, mushrooms or tomatoes, or a combination.

      The Santad are very easy to prepare and take no time at all – just cut them in half and put some thick cream or creme cheese. Enjoy!

      Best regards!

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