Kids’ parties are all fun, games, and yummy snacks, but it doesn’t mean that the food is unhealthy and calorie-laden. You can conjure up some healthy yet tasty nibbles for the party that will keep them coming back for more. Kids love color, so make the spread as colorful and vibrant with vegetables and fruits. Rainbow salads, vegetable skewers, and dips are favorites as they look visually appealing and taste even better.
Here are a few recipes to help you plan out a healthy yet tasty menu for your kid’s party:
1. Skewers with cherry tomatoes, avocados, cheese, and basil
Chop cherry tomatoes in half, cut avocados into small pieces, and cheese into cubes. Assemble them one on top of each other on a toothpick and voila! You have a brightly colored and healthy snack for kids.
2. Pizza with a twist
Instead of using a flour base for pizza, make it with baked zucchini slices. Add the vegetables of your choice, some grated cheese, and herbs on the zucchini slices. Layer it together and bake for a little more time to get mouth-watering and healthy pizza bites.
3. Picnic quiche
Make quiche a little healthy by adding Spanish chorizo slices, cherry tomatoes, and some yellow peppers with a dash of cheese. Bake it in the oven, and serve it hot or cold.
4. Healthy hummus
Make hummus at home and serve it with carrot, pepper, and cucumber sticks, or even with breadsticks. It is one of the quickest snacks for kids you can make for an impromptu party.
5. Mini pepper boats
Make attractive boats with red pepper, carrot, and cream cheese. Slice the mini peppers lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds to get a hollow. Stuff them with cream cheese and smoothen out the top. Then, cut carrots in triangles and place them on top to make them look like boats with sails.
6. Quinoa chicken popcorn
Most children love popcorn, which is a healthy snack. However, kids may grow bored of the same flavors at times, so here’s how to make this healthy snack interesting for them.
Boil some quinoa in a pan, and leave it to cool. Take some boiled chicken and cut it into cubes. Mix the chicken with flour and onion powder, and add this to a beaten egg. Then, roll the chicken in quinoa, place it on a baking tray, and bake in a preheated oven for crispy and crunchy chicken popcorn.
7. Fruit salad cones
Chop up all the fruits you have in your refrigerator and add a citrus dressing of lime, sugar, salt, and pepper. Put this fruit mix into ice cream cones and serve. Not only do these snacks for kids look great but they also taste yummy.