Our Top 10 Christmas Snacks at Coles and Woolworths: The Best Christmas Food Ideas for 2022
Christmas is almost upon us and whilst it is a joyful and merry time for many it can also be a challenging time for some. One thing is for sure though, during the holiday season there are many opportunities to enjoy a vast array of festive food. It’s okay to indulge, snack and enjoy the Christmas bounty, but let’s be mindful and try to keep things balanced by also including real, wholesome foods.
If you would like to hear our Top 10 Christmas Snacks at Coles and Woolworths: The Best Christmas Food Ideas for 2022 continue reading!
What are the best Christmas Snacks in Australia? Our Top 10 Christmas Snacks at Coles and Woolworths:
1. KOOEE! Organic Sea Salt Beef Jerky 30g
KOOEE! Snacks Organic Beef Jerky – A high protein jerky made from premium 100% grass-fed Tasmanian beef. Enjoy as is or add to a snack platter. This Jerky is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and packs a punch with deliciousness.
2. KOOEE! Organic Snack Sticks Beef Sea Salt 25g
KOOEE! Organic Beef Sticks – These delicious sticks are ethically made from premium 100% grass-fed beef. They contain 6.4 g of protein per serve, perfect for an on the go snack. Kids and adults alike love these beef sticks! They are also gluten free, no MSG, non-GMO and no artificial preservatives.
3. Ceres Organics Seaweed Nori 5g
Ceres Organics Seaweed – Seaweed is highly nutritious and naturally rich in iodine which is important for thyroid health. Ceres organic seaweed is bursting with flavour, crunchy and salty. It’s gluten and dairy free and only contains three natural ingredients. Certified organic seaweed, sunflower oil, and sea salt.
4. Locako Plant Based Protein Ball Brownie Ball Pecan Pie 30g
Pecan pie protein ball – Gluten and dairy free, this tasty morsel is rich in protein, healthy fats and probiotic goodness. Made with nuts, tahini, pea protein, and cacao, how can you go wrong!
5. Coles Kensington Pride Mango
Coles Kensington Pride Mango – Juicy and sweet, mangoes are what Christmas is about. Rich in antioxidants and contain Vitamin A and C. Enjoy as is or with some Greek yogurt and granola.
6. Walkers Shortbread Pure Butter 190g
Walkers Shortbread Pure Butter – Made in the Scottish Highlands with four simple ingredients: wheat flour, butter, sugar and salt. These biscuits are low in sugar and truly delicious.
7. Health Lab Holy Hazelnut Nut Butter Filled Balls 200g
Health Lab Holy Hazelnut Nut Butter Filled Balls – A delicious, plant-based, gluten free snack. A hazelnut flavoured ball filled with a hazelnut & chocolate centre. The perfect sweet treat!
8. D’orsogna Natural Leg Ham Portion 700g
D’orsogna Natural Leg Ham Portion -Gluten and preservative free leg ham with no added nitrates. Slice into portions and enjoy with cheese or avocado on a corn cake.
9. Olina’s Seeded Snackers Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelised Onion 140g
Olina’s Seeded Snackers Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelised Onion – Gluten free with no artificial colours or flavours and packed full of seeds. These wholesome crackers are absolutely delicious and perfect for any snack platter.
10. Green and Blacks Maya Gold 90g
Green and Blacks Maya Gold – 60% dark chocolate with an orange and cinnamon twist. All you need is a couple of pieces to hit that chocolate craving.
What are the best Crackers for Christmas?
There are so many crackers to choose from at Coles and Woolworths, it can feel overwhelming at times trying to choose the right one. If you’re looking for a wholesome cracker that goes well with cheese or dips, choose one that has ground nuts or seeds. This is going to be lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein. Alternatively if you’re looking for a rice cracker, choose one with minimal ingredients and no artificial additives or preservatives. Please see our favourite crackers below for some ideas.
Here is a list of our favourite crackers for Christmas:
- Carmans seeded crackers
- Olina’s Seeded Snackers Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelised Onion
- Ceres Organic brown rice crackers chia
- Ceres Organics brown rice crackers seaweed
- Eatrite rice crackers tamari seaweed
Check out this delicious snack platter of KOOEE! Organic Beef Jerky, sliced cucumber and Olina’s Seeded Snackers Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelised Onion:
What are some healthy Christmas food ideas?
Honestly at Christmas you can’t go wrong with a baked ham, a roast turkey or chicken, or fresh seafood served with lots of different salads.
Here is a list of some of our favourite Christmas inspired salads
- Potato salad
- Rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad
- Prawn and mango salad
- Pasta salad
- Crispy noodle salad
- Roasted sweet potato salad
What does a Nutritionist recommend for Christmas finger food?
Christmas finger food options are endless! Snack platters are a great way to serve finger food because they allow your guests to choose from a variety of different foods. Finger foods can be sweet or savoury, cold or cooked food.
To make the perfect food platter all you need is something fresh like fruit (berries, grapes, melon) or chopped vegetables (carrots, cucumber, celery, radish), a source of protein like nuts, cheese, KOOEE! Organic Beef Jerky, maybe some crackers or festive biscuits.
Arancini balls, mini quiche, mini frittatas, deviled eggs, mini sausage rolls are all great options for cooked finger food.
What are some easy Christmas treats?
The best Christmas treats are the classics. Think shortbread, homemade fruit mince pies, fruit cake, custard, gingerbread cookies and of course the crowd pleasing gingerbread house. Is your mouth watering yet?
Shortbread is such a lovely Christmas treat to enjoy as a snack or dessert but you must get real butter shortbread. The best shortbread should be made from flour, sugar, butter and salt – that’s it!
Here is a yummy platter idea – blueberries, shortbread, chocolate covered pumpkin seeds and a few squares of the Green and Blacks Maya Gold chocolate. Santa would love this as a late night snack! *wink.
A fun recipe to make with kids are these strawberry and cream santas. They are super easy and fun to make, quite healthy and taste delicious!
- 1 punnet of fresh strawberries
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
1.Cut the stem off the strawberries so they can stand up on a plate. Slice the tip off each strawberry to make the ‘hat’. Put on a serving plate.
2.Beat cream and icing sugar in a bowl until soft peaks form.
3.Spoon a large dollop of whipped cream on top of the strawberry base then top with the ‘hat’. Add a dot of whipped cream on top of the ‘hat’. Place 2 mini choc chips on the whipped cream middle so they look like eyes.
What are the best Christmas appetisers?
Once again the trusty food platter or snack plate is a winning way to serve Christmas appetisers. You can add lots of different things to platters such as nuts, cheese, fruit, olives, vegetable sticks, dips or jerky. You can also add cooked food such as mini quiche, mini muffins or sausage rolls. Get adventurous!
Take time to be present with friends and family, enjoy the Christmas cheer and delicious food this holiday season has to offer. We hope you enjoyed our best Christmas food ideas for 2022 and that they have inspired you to find and make some delicious snacks these holidays.
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About The Author:
Margo White is a Clinical Nutritionist who holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine. Margo uses food as medicine to gently nourish, strengthen and support health. She believes that life is about balance, and shouldn’t be restrictive. Margo advocates for an 80/20 way of eating; 80% whole foods and 20% soul foods – soul foods to nourish your soul and bring you great joy. When she’s not seeing clients in the clinic she is either in the kitchen developing recipes or creating content and blog writing for various aligned food companies.