Follow us on Instagram for more fun food ideas for kids!

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack

This broccoli Christmas tree is an adorable and healthy Christmas snack for kids.

This festive Broccoli Christmas tree is a fun way to get kids to eat some veggies during the holiday season, when there are treats everywhere.  They’ll love taking the decorations off the tree while getting a yummy healthy Christmas snack.

They can even help assemble and decorate the broccoli tree!

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack

What’s the trick to getting this broccoli tree to stand up tall?

You can’t tell unless you look at the photos in the post but it’s a styrofoam cone! Of course we don’t want your veggies touching the cone directly so make sure to wrap it tightly in aluminum foil before adding the broccoli.

Then you’ll just need toothpicks to adhere the broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes to the cone.

What veggies can I use in this broccoli Christmas tree?

Broccoli florets are easy to spears and resemble a tree so we definitely recommend sticking with that for the tree cover!

For color, we used cherry tomatoes and bell peppers in various colors for ornaments. But use your imagination! Just make sure whatever veggies you add can easily be cut small enough and be pierced with a toothpick without breaking apart.

Just top off with a yellow bell pepper star and you’re done!

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack - yellow bell pepper star

How should I display my Christmas Broccoli tree?

We showed it off simply here to get you started on inspiration on how to make one. But the holiday decorating is up to you! You can feature this veggie tree as your beautiful Christmas dinner centerpiece and pair with yummy dips all around. Or paired with delicious holiday charcuterie boards of meats, cheese and fruit.

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack for Kids

Broccoli Christmas Tree – Ingredients and Materials:

1 large head of Broccoli – washed and trimmed
1 package of Cherry Tomatoes – rinsed
1 orange bell pepper – washed
1 yellow bell pepper – washed

Materials:

1 Styrofoam Tree Cone (found in craft stores)
Aluminum foil
Toothpick1 small star cookie cutter

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack for Kids - process

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack for Kids - process

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack for Kids

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1. Wrap the Styrofoam cone for the tree in the aluminum foil, and set aside.
Step 2. Wash the Broccoli under cold running water, and trim into florets.  Wash the cherry tomatoes, drain in a colander and set aside.  Wash the orange, and yellow bell peppers, and cut in half, trimming away the stem and white parts, and cut in half again.
Step 3. Cut out a star from the yellow pepper,  for the top of the tree.
Step 4. Cut the orange bell pepper into small squares.
Step 5. Place the broccoli florets on the tree and secure them into the cone with the toothpicks, until you have covered the whole tree.  Place the Cherry tomatoes all over the tree, securing them with toothpicks.  Place the orange bell pepper squares on the tree, also securing them with toothpicks.
Step 6.Place the yellow star cut out on top of the tree.  Place cherry tomatoes all around the bottom of the tree.
Refrigerate until time to serve.  Serve with your favorite vegetable dip or salad dressing.  Enjoy and happy holidays!

Broccoli Christmas Tree Healthy Holiday Snack for Kids

Broccoli Christmas Tree

This broccoli Christmas tree is an adorable and healthy Christmas snack for kids.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas food, christmas food for kids, christmas snack, healthy christmas food
Author: Agnes Hsu

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of Broccoli washed and trimmed
  • 1 package of Cherry Tomatoes rinsed
  • 1 orange bell pepper washed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper washed

Instructions

  • Wrap the Styrofoam cone for the tree in the aluminum foil, and set aside.
  • Wash the Broccoli under cold running water, and trim into florets.  Wash the cherry tomatoes, drain in a colander and set aside.  Wash the orange, and yellow bell peppers, and cut in half, trimming away the stem and white parts, and cut in half again.
  • Cut out a star from the yellow pepper,  for the top of the tree.
  • Cut the orange bell pepper into small squares.
  • Place the broccoli florets on the tree and secure them into the cone with the toothpicks, until you have covered the whole tree.  Place the Cherry tomatoes all over the tree, securing them with toothpicks.  Place the orange bell pepper squares on the tree, also securing them with toothpicks.
  • Place the yellow star cut out on top of the tree.  Place cherry tomatoes all around the bottom of the tree.

Check out more festive Christmas Holiday foods for kids.

25 Cute and Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids