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What Do Reindeer Eat?

Swap Out Santa Snacks For a Reindeer Diet

When I was young, my favorite part of Christmas Eve was leaving Santa a big plate of cookies and a glass of warm milk, a tradition that I think a lot of kids still do. But long after the Santa myth was busted for me, I kept on eating "Santa's snacks." While I'm not suggesting that you have a cookie-less Christmas — everyone needs a little gingerbread and sugar cookie love! — it might be a little better on your waistline to include a little reindeer fare in your holiday diet.

Reindeer, or caribou, are primarily plant eaters that love feeding on leafy greens and mushrooms, and on occasion, bird eggs and arctic char. And though they're not available to them in their natural habitat, they also love carrots and apples as a little sweet treat. This Christmas, when setting out your plate of cookies and milk, be sure to include some healthy treats, too. Everyone needs a little leafy green goodness!

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My sister (who tries to eat healthy a lot of the time) has decided that her kids need to leave "Santa and the reindeer" milk, cookies, a bowl of baby carrots, and some celery. She is going to eat the "reindeer" food and let her husband eat "Santa's" cookies! I thought that was a clever idea :)
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