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healthy kids party food

One of my kids went to a party last week, and the food was, well … I’m not sure I’d call it food. Highly processed crap is what I’d call it.

When we have kids parties, we tend to self cater. A BBQ in the local park; run themselves ragged at indoor play centre then home for eats; or even just party games at home. I’m not exactly well known for my imaginative parties and fancy cakes, but we do serve real food and there’s never anything left over!

So this week, I thought I’d round up some ideas for easy, healthy kids party food.

Healthy Kids Party Food Mr. McGregor's Garden Patch
Mr. McGregor’s Garden Patch by Spaceships and Laser Beams

I don’t know a kid that won’t eat at least some veggies when they’re served up with a yummy dip. And who could possibly resist mini carrots from Mr McGregor’s Garden Patch? Certainly not me!

Healthy Kids Party Food Green Hummus Dip
Green Hummus Dip by I Quit Sugar

Hummus is super easy to make, and I love adding extras to give it even more of a veggie boost. If kale isn’t your thing, try it with baby spinach. Or even avocado. Delish!

Healthy Kids Party Food Minty Yoghurt Dip
Minty Yoghurt Dip by Jamie Oliver

Another super easy dip to make, and it works just as well as an after school snack as it does for party food. There’s something about this minty yoghurt dip that kids just love. Serve with veggies chopped into fingers, and watch them disappear!

Healthy Kids Party Food Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing
Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing by Super Healthy Kids

Sweet, super cute and delicious – these fun Fruit Salads with Citrus Dressing are really easy to make and look fantastic. It doesn’t matter what kind of fruit you use, so choose your favourites and start chopping!

Healthy Kids Party Food Butterflies Fresh Fruit on a Stick
Butterflies Fresh Fruit on a Stick by Kiddie Foodies

I’m not usually your fruit shapes kind of parent. Don’t have the time, don’t have the patience, and it seems kind of wasteful – what do you do with the fruit that doesn’t fit the shape? But these Butterflies on a Stick are so pretty, and you could easily just freeze the rest of the fruit for smoothies.

Healthy Kids Party Food Salted Caramel Popcorn Squares
Salted Caramel Popcorn Squares by Wholesome Cook

Salted caramel popcorn is a perfect sweet treat for a party, and I love that they’re dairy free, gluten free and vegan. Ideal to take as a treat if you’re visiting, too.

Healthy Kids Party Food Fruit Sushi
Fruit Sushi by Super Healthy Kids

How gorgeous is this fruit sushi! I’m dying to make this, even if my kids won’t eat it. (Both my kids loathe bananas – of all the fruits to dislike!). All the more for me, then. Oh, go on then, and the other kids at the party!

Healthy Kids Party Food Vegetable Fritters
Vegetable Fritters by Taste

Veggie fritters see a lot of action at my place. They’re perfect to make ahead, freeze and then warm up when you need them. Dollop on some yoghurt, add some chilli sauce and Bob’s your uncle. Great for lunch boxes as well as parties.

Healthy Kids Party Food Muffin Chicken Pot Pie
Mini Muffin Chicken Pot Pie by Super Healthy Kids

So easy that kids can make them, and they’ll freeze well, too. Mini Muffin Chicken Pot Pies can be warmed in the oven just before you serve. And let me tell you, they beat party pies hands down!

Healthy Kids Party Food Chicken Dippers
Chicken Dippers by Good To Know

These Chicken Dippers use potato chips to give them that extra crunch. Not something I’d make every day, but absolutely perfect for a party.

Healthy Kids Party Food Hawaiian Pizza Pops
Hawaiian Pizza Pops by Taste

I had a larger version of these a few months back, and they were so good that I stuffed myself unashamedly. I’ve been looking for a recipe ever since! How good do these Hawaiian Pizza Pops look?

Healthy Kids Party Food Flavoured Waters
Flavoured Waters by The Yummy Life

I make flavoured fruit waters whenever we have friends over. My kids’ favourites are strawberry and mint, and lemon and basil. They’re so good, and so refreshing. Just infuse the fruit for a couple of hours beforehand, and top up with water and ice as guests arrive.

Healthy Kids Party Food Homemade Lemonade
Homemade Lemonade by Divas Can Cook

The last time I made homemade lemonade like this, I got distracted and burnt the lemons to a blackened pile. Yes, lemonade is easy to make. No, don’t wander off and get started on a load of washing. Or if you do, set yourself a timer! And then you’ll have deliciously tangy lemonade for your party.

Tell us – what’s your favourite healthy kids party food?

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