Chef David Burke's Suggestions for Healthy Holiday Treats

Celebrating the holidays often comes with indulging in lots of sugary treats. However, it does not have to be that way. In this Parenting report, NY1's Shelley Goldberg talks with celebrity chef David Burke, who offered up his suggestions for healthy holiday treats.

Holiday Wheat Waffle topped with Fruit

Courtesy of chef David Burke, Tavern62 by David Burke

1 package Whole wheat waffle mix

Natural peanut butter

Sliced strawberries

Sliced bananas

Sliced plums

Make the waffle according to the directions on the box. If you are using regular waffle mix, just swap out the regular flour for whole wheat.  Make in a waffle maker and top with fruit, peanut butter, honey, etc.

Oatmeal Truffles

Courtesy of chef David Burke, Tavern62 by David Burke

2 cups pre-made oatmeal, chilled (leftover oatmeal is best)

2 cups yogurt chips

2 cups crushed nuts

2 cups rice krispies

Roll the leftover oatmeal into 2 oz balls. Let chill and roll in the toppings of your choice. Drizzle with your choice of chocolate, honey, etc. to finish. Eat chilled or at room temperature

Strawberry Granita Slushies

Courtesy of chef David Burke, Tavern62 by David Burke

1 lb strawberries

1 lb ice

1 banana

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

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