A is super excited about Christmas. He couldn’t even wait until Thanksgiving and out outdoors were decorated on the Thanksgiving afternoon. We just got around setting up our Christmas tree yesterday, however we have yet to put on the ornaments and decorate it. The neighborhood is all lit up. We went for our first Christmas light show at Lake Myra last evening. In short we are all getting ready for Christmas. So to add a little bit of Christmas cheer, this morning I made A an Apple Christmas Tree for breakfast. Lucky for me that he loves his fruits, so I don’t have to work too hard on it, but just adding a little bit of a theme to it, definitely excited my 3 yr old munchkin. No fancy stuff, just some decoration with raspberries and almonds a good way to kick start your morning.
Did you know
- What’s great about apple is that for the modest amount of calories it packs in quite a bit of soluble fiber. Almost 4 gms per medium apple.
- Also a medium sized apple (approx. 95 calories) counts as 1 cup of fruit. which meets half the daily quota of fruit consumed in a day based on a 2000 calories diet.
- It is also a great source of Vitamin C with almost 14 % of daily value.
- Consuming an apple before a workout or outdoor play time, may also boost your exercise endurance. An antioxidant called quercetin aids endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs.
- Biting and chewing apple stimulates the production of saliva which reduces tooth decay by lowering bacteria levels.
- For the last 5 years apple top the dirty dozen list, so buy local and organic, if you can.
- 1 Apple, cored and sliced
- 2 raspberries, halved
- 5 almonds
- Symmetrically arrange the apple slices in the shape of a tree with the cored part on the top
- Make a star with the halved raspberries
- Arrange the almonds to make a trunk