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Around the holidays many of us are asked to bring food to holiday gatherings. Instead of bringing the usual chips and dip or Christmas cookies, how about a veggie Christmas tree with lemony Whity Bean Hummus! This 3-D appetizer piled high with veggies and surrounded by hummus will be a hit at the party and will delight kids. You can also feel happy that you are contributing a healthy item to your holiday gathering. I made this last yeart for a neighborhood Christmas party. My mom saw it and loved it, so we made another one for a ladies night Christmas party that she was going to. For both of us, it was a  HUGE coversation peice! Many patients and friends have made it for gatherings and I have enjoyed hearing stories of how it was a healthy hit at their holiday festivities!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE TREE
Toothpicks
Floral foam cone (about 9 inches)
3-4 collard green or kale leaves, whole
3-4 broccoli crowns
red, yellow or orange pepper
pint of cherry tomatoes
Pint of miniature white button mushrooms
Bag of baby Carrots
1 starfruit

For the full instructions on how to make this tree and the recipe for Lemony White Bean Hummus visit doctoryum.com

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Nimali Fernando, MD is a local pediatrician and mom who is passionate about teaching families about feeding kids nutritious foods. Follow her blog to find out about local healthy food finds for kids, recipes, and how to make feeding kids an enriching family experience. You can also check out her website, doctoryum.com for more great ideas on feeding children healthy foods.

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