Do you have a challenging time feeding your kids with healthy veggies? Well, it’s always great to make the veggies more interesting to them. Here are healthy alternatives to regular party snacks for kids that are normally rich in calories, refined sugar, and sodium. When you have kids over next time, for a birthday party, a game night, for a sleepover, or any other celebration, try out these healthy and easy party snacks.
Simply add a rainbow of colors on a skewer. Kids will enjoy eating healthy foods especially when they look attractive. You add colorful fruits like strawberries, raspberries, clementine oranges, pineapple, kiwi, green grapes, red grapes, blueberries, muskmelon, and bananas on decorative skewers, This easy party snack will surely be a huge hit with the bunch of kids in your home. Pair it with a yummy yogurt dip made with Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and honey.
Sweet potato bake
Use small sweet potatoes to make this delicious bake as a party snack. Wash and slice the potatoes, keeping the base intact. Microwave these potatoes until they turn crisp. After they cool down, top them with Greek yogurt, add some spring onion greens, sprinkle a little kosher salt, and freshly crushed black pepper. See this nutrient-dense sweet potato, being gobbled up by your little guests.
Serve fresh fruit smoothies made with either plain unsweetened Greek yogurt or almond milk. Use fruits like strawberries, blueberries, avocados, or bananas. You could also add freshly squeezed orange juice and flaxseed powder to boost the nutrient content of the smoothies. For a berry smoothie, mix fresh or frozen mixed berries with a banana and some almond milk. The carrot orange smoothie can be made by blending some cold orange juice, fresh oranges, and cooked carrots.
Frozen banana pops
Fun and energy-giving banana pops are very easy to make and kids will have a lot of fun choosing their flavor of toppings. Cut ripe bananas into two, insert a long popsicle stick into them, dunk completely into an organic chocolate dip and roll them in the exciting toppings. Then freeze the chocolate bananas for a few hours and let the kids enjoy their iced fruit! Toppings can range from Granola to crumbled almonds, hazelnuts, or cashew nuts. It can also be dry roasted sunflower seeds or finely shredded coconut. You could even come up with some unique toppings of your own.
Use any healthy whole-wheat cracker, top it with cheese, oven-roasted deli turkey and some cheddar cheese strips and cover it on top with another cracker to make a crunchy protein-rich party snack for kids. You could add some raisins and fresh baby spinach leaves for added flavor and texture.
Fresh edamame beans are rich in protein and folate. You can shell and toss them in a baking sheet with some monounsaturated fatty acid-rich olive oil, garnish with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and roast them in the oven until they become crisp.
Fresh organic baby carrots, juicy cucumbers, celery stalks, colorful peppers, asparagus, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and snow peas can all be had raw or blanched and enjoyed as a crunchy snack with appetizing dips. Make light and smooth hummus by blending canned chickpeas, lemon juice, kosher salt, garlic, and plain yogurt. Use olive oil and water to smoothen the mixture and garnish with smoked paprika and fresh parsley.