Is it party time at your house? Then I bet you are in the thick of party planning. And with party planning, comes menu planning. It is always such a balancing act with party food. You want to make sure that everyone enjoys the food and that there are a few treats, but not too many! Here are our favourite healthy party food ideas...
This one is really a no-brainer. You can’t go wrong with delicious fresh fruit. Apple slices, grapes and bananas are all kiddy favourites.
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Fruit Kebabs: Choose some brightly coloured fruits and thread them onto skewers for a delicious rainbow treat. Strawberries, kiwifruit, pineapple, mandarin and grapes are all perfect for fruit skewers.
Hedgehogs: Peel the pointy end of a pear and decorate to look like a hedgehog nose, then make his spikes by poking small pieces of fruit (like grapes) onto toothpicks.
Home Made Ice blocks
If you are having a summer party, then home-made ice blocks will go down a treat. Juice your favourite fruits and freeze them into iceblock moulds.
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Yoghurt Pops: Instead of freezing fruit juice, try freezing yoghurt into ice block moulds for that creamy texture.
Tropical Smoothie Ice Blocks: Step it up a level by freezing smoothies into ice block moulds. Grab 10 ice block recipes here.
Kids love to dip things. Encourage them to dip some healthy snacks into healthy dips for a filling and nutritious snack.
Hummus: A family favourite, hummus is a versatile dip for lots of healthy treats. Vege sticks, rice crackers, pita bread, and anything else your kids love to dip.
Salsa: A fresh dip alternative. And you can keep it mild for the kids by adding little (or no) chilli.
Baking does not automatically have to mean sugary treats. There are lots of healthy options that the kids will inhale at any party.
Chicken & Vege Sausage Rolls: Packed full of easily disguised veges, the plate is sure to be empty in no time. Check out this great sausage roll recipe here.
Mini Pizzas: Who doesn’t love pizzas? And they can be so easy to whip up when you use pita bread for the bases. The topping options are endless, stick with the favourites of ham, cheese and pineapple, or get a bit more exotic if you choose. Here is our favourite healthy mini pizza recipe for kids.
Chocolate Avocado Fudge Muffins: They sound and taste decadent, but with no butter, no eggs and little sugar, they are healthy too. Here is a yummy recipe for these muffins.
Something A Bit Different
Looking for something a little outside the box? Then these snacks will be a great option.
Sushi: Making your own sushi is super easy and you can pick the fillings you love. Fish, seafood, chicken, vegetarian, or anything else really. Yum!
Bliss Balls: There is a reason these are called bliss balls, and it is because they taste so good! Like bliss in your mouth. Coming in a range of flavours, you can pick your favourites. Chocolate, peanut butter, apricot, berries, anything goes really. Here is a great collection of recipes for bliss balls [http://picklebums.com/15-snack-balls/]
Chicken Meatballs: A bit of a healthy twist on the standard meatballs as these are baked and little ones will love helping to roll small balls. Here is the recipe. Don’t forget the dipping sauce!
Hopefully this list will give you some ideas on healthy party food to serve at your next celebration. These healthy treats are guilt free, and we guarantee you won’t have many leftovers. Enjoy!