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Healthy Ginger Bread House

Posted Dec 21 2012 3:00pm
on by healthymama

Making ginger bread houses is almost as much fun as eating them. If you, like my family, have eaten too many things “ginger” this holiday season, try this healthy ginger bread house variation.

We had a lot of fun with this project. As I was trying to put the house together, the kids kept eating the decorations. Everyone was laughing, having a good time and eating some healthy snacks.

For the house, you need crackers ( I chose the Wasa variety, because of their clean and simple ingredient list, which contained no trans fats and no soy products.) You also need either cream cheese or peanut butter ( we chose the later.) For decorations you need dried cranberries, raisins, shredded coconut, nuts and seeds. To make it extra beautiful, consider candy canes and a little bit of marshmallows.

The first step is setting aside six crackers and cutting two of them into this shape:   You need asharp knife or the whole thing would just crumble. Then, assemble the house, gluing it together with peanut butter or cream cheese and let the kids decorate it as they see fit.

 

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