Post-Christmas meals often leave us with an abundance of leftovers, particularly ham and turkey. While these leftovers make for great sandwiches, there's a world of creative snacking options that are both kid-friendly and delicious. These 20 snack ideas are perfect for keeping the little ones happy and well-fed, and they're a breeze to whip up!

  1. Ham and Cheese Mini Quiches: Use that leftover ham to make mini quiches. Just add ham, cheese, and egg to mini pie crusts and bake until golden.
  2. Turkey and Cranberry Pinwheels: Spread cream cheese on a tortilla, add sliced turkey and a smear of cranberry sauce, then roll up and slice into pinwheels.
  3. Cheesy Ham Bites: Mix chopped ham with cheese, roll into balls, and bake. Serve these bite-sized treats with a side of mustard or ranch dipping sauce.
  4. Turkey Salad Stuffed Celery: Combine chopped turkey with mayo, grapes, and nuts. Stuff the mix into celery sticks for a crunchy, nutritious snack.
  5. Ham and Pineapple Skewers: Thread pieces of ham and pineapple onto skewers. Grill lightly for a warm, sweet, and savory snack.
  6. Turkey Quesadillas: Layer turkey and cheese between tortillas and cook until crispy. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa.
  7. Cheesy Ham Stuffed Mushrooms: Fill mushroom caps with a mixture of ham, cream cheese, and herbs, then bake until tender.
  8. Turkey and Veggie Roll-Ups: Roll up turkey slices with lettuce, cheese, and thinly sliced veggies in a tortilla. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  9. Ham and Potato Cakes: Mix mashed potatoes with chopped ham, form into patties, and pan-fry until crispy.
  10. BBQ Turkey Sliders: Shred leftover turkey, mix with BBQ sauce, and serve on mini buns. Perfect for tiny hands!
  11. Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Twists: Twist strips of puff pastry with ham and cheese, then bake until puffed and golden.
  12. Turkey and Apple Salad: Mix diced turkey with chopped apples, celery, and a light mayo dressing for a refreshing snack.
  13. Savory Ham and Cheese Waffles: Add chopped ham and cheese to your waffle batter for a savory twist on a classic.
  14. Turkey Taco Cups: Fill mini tortilla cups with turkey, beans, cheese, and taco seasonings, then bake.
  15. Ham and Broccoli Bites: Combine ham, chopped broccoli, cheese, and egg. Spoon into mini muffin tins and bake.
  16. Creamy Turkey Dip: Blend shredded turkey with cream cheese, sour cream, and seasonings. Serve with crackers or veggies.
  17. Ham and Swiss Roll-Ups: Roll ham slices with Swiss cheese and a dab of mustard. Secure with a toothpick for a simple yet elegant snack.
  18. Turkey Lettuce Wraps: Wrap turkey, veggies, and a drizzle of hoisin sauce in lettuce leaves for a light, tasty snack.
  19. Cheesy Ham Cornbread Muffins: Add diced ham and shredded cheese to your cornbread batter for a savory muffin treat.
  20. Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas: Combine turkey and cranberry sauce in a quesadilla for a sweet and savory twist.

These 20 snack ideas are not only great for using up Christmas leftovers but are also a hit with kids. They're quick, easy, and full of flavour. Plus, they're a fantastic way to ensure that nothing from your festive feast goes to waste. Happy snacking!

December 27, 2023 — Michelle Leach

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