Children’s Parties are all about having fun and special treats but it’s a good idea not to overload little ones with too many sugary snacks – you’ll only regret it once the guests have gone home….
- Fruit kebabs
Get some wooden kebab sticks and load them up with some colourful fruit – strawberries, melon, apple, grapes – they look fantastic and are super healthy.
- Pitta crisps with hummus
Cut up some wholemeal pitta bread into triangles and bake in the oven until crispy. Serve with some hummus for a tasty alternative to crisps. Kids will loe the crunchy crisps and dipping in!
- Pineapple and cheese on sticks
Go retro and chop up some pineapple and cheddar cheese on cocktail sticks. Great fun and healthy.
- Fruit sweets
You can buy a whole range of healthier sweet options these days. Made from real fruit juice, although they are sugary, it’s not as bad as a bag of Haribo.
- Fruit smoothies
Instead of serving fizzy drinks or sugary squash, try and blend your own fruit smoothies and serve with fancy straws and umbrellas to make it look like a cocktail!
A few bowls of popcorn are a great healthy snack to serve at a party. Kids love it and if you go for the salt and sweet options available they get a little kick of sugar but not too much.
- Nuts & Raisins
Bowls of nuts and raisins are a healthy snack that will give kids fuel for all the party games. Watch out for younger children though as nuts and raisins could be chocking hazards. Also make sure there are no peanut allergies.
- Cup cakes
You can’t have a party without cake but if you’d rather not serve big slabs of birthday cake full of icing and sugar, bake individual mini cup cakes or muffins to serve up so you can control the portions. You can also make these with added fruit and cream cheese icing to lessen the sugar content.
What healthy snacks would you prepare for a children’s party?
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