Ever struggle to find healthy party snacks for kids that they’ll actually enjoy while shopping for your child’s upcoming birthday? We’ve all been there! Healthy party snacks for kids seem hard to come by these days in a world filled with candy, cookies, cakes pops, and other tempting treats. In this post, we’d like to provide you with some healthy party snacks for kids that are both delicious and good for them (and won’t load them up on tons of sugar)!
5 Delish, Healthy Party Snacks for Kids!
Traditional cakes and cupcakes are staples for any birthday celebration, but they can be full of sugars that will wire kids for hours and fats that aren’t good for them either. Instead of going through the hassle of baking and frosting these treats, why not switch them out for miniature homemade muffins? You can get creative with what you put in them (we love fruits like blueberry, strawberry and banana), and voila – you’ve just whipped up one of the best healthy party snacks for kids for your child’s party… trust us, they won’t even miss the cake!
Guacamole and Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Nix the traditional, greasy potato chips and opt for something much healthier and tastier too! Our second choice for healthy party snacks for kids is something that everyone can enjoy. Fresh guacamole, made with ripe avocados, is a great option because it is chock full of vitamins and healthy fats that help you to feel full. You can serve it with multigrain tortilla chips that are also much better for you than regular old fried potato chips. Delish!
If you’re looking for some healthy party snacks for kids that make for a cool, sweet treat, think twice about serving fat ridden ice cream sundaes! Frozen yogurt (or fro-yo) is the perfect alternative to eating ice cream. Made with real yogurt instead of heavy cream, most frozen yogurts contain way less fat and calories than traditional ice cream. You can get creative by allowing the kids to serve themselves make-your-own fro-yo sundaes with healthy toppings such as cut up fresh fruit (or Crispy Fruit!), crushed up pretzels, shredded coconut, crumbled animal crackers and sliced almonds.
Trade high calorie pizzeria style pizza by making your own from scratch (we promise it’s not as hard as it sounds)! Use prepackaged, gluten-free pizza dough found in your local supermarket, and add yummy toppings like tomato sauce, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and veggies like peppers and olives. This way, the kids still get to enjoy a birthday party staple, but sans the grease and extra fat that would usually come with take-out pizza.
Crispy Fruit – With a Twist!
Because our Crispy Fruit is made of 100% pure fruit, nothing else, it is a great choice for parents who are looking for a snack that their children will love, but one that has all of the nutrition of fresh fruit as well. Kick it up a notch and add some peanuts, almonds and walnuts with just a dash of dark chocolate chips and you have yourself a healthy, kid-friendly trail mix that your kids and their friends will love!
If you have more suggestions for healthy party snacks for kids, please feel free to share them with us and leave a comment below!