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How to Host a Healthy (But Fun!) Birthday Party

Updated: Jan 5, 2022


Hosting a birthday party for your child can be challenging - especially if you're looking to add some healthy options! You’re in charge of planning out the decorations, the fun activities, and.....the food! In this post learn: How to Host a Healthy (But Fun!) Birthday Party


The food is often the most stressful part, as you want to serve appetizing snacks that everyone will love and that no one will be allergic to.


Stress no more, because we’ve gathered some fun recipes that are not only healthy, but also sure to please the crowds of hungry partiers. Even better, the children can create most of the recipes as a fun activity at the party!



Rice Cake Owls

Ingredients (makes 4 owls)

4 rice cakes

1 medium banana

4 Tbsp of all-natural peanut butter or almond butter

1 cup blueberries

1 medium apple

1 medium carrot

1 cup cereal, Cheerios

Directions

  1. Slice the apple and banana, and chop the carrot into small pieces

  2. Spread the peanut or almond butter over one side of the rice cake. Place two banana slices at the top of the rice cake, then put a blueberry in the middle of each slice to make the eyes.

  3. Place the apple slices on the sides of the rice cake, then place one piece of carrot in between. (The carrot should be roughly in the center of the rice cake).

  4. Place 4 – 5 cheerio’s under the carrot (beak) to create the look of feathers.


Idea and image from Artful Parent: "Edible Jewelry - Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack"


Fruit “Necklaces”

Ingredients (Per Necklace)

3 strawberries

6 grapes

Handful of blueberries

Elastic Cord

Yarn needle

Directions

  1. Thread the yarn needle with the elastic cord. Knot one piece of fruit on the necklace so the other pieces stay in place.

  2. Thread the fruit in any order you like, tying off the cord when you’re done with the design.



Veggie “Snails”

Ingredients

All natural peanut butter, almond butter or hummus

Cucumber

Celery

Chickpeas

Black sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Slice the cucumber into thin pieces, and then cut the chives into small pieces. Cut celery into small stalks (if not already pre-cut).

  2. Take a small piece of celery and fill the inside with peanut butter or almond butter.

  3. Place a slice of cucumber in the filling to create the shell.

  4. To make the eyes, place two chickpeas at the front of the celery stalk, in front of the cucumber piece. Place one black sesame seed on each chickpea.




Owl Veggie Platter with Hummus Eyes

Ingredients

One container of hummus

One bag of baby carrots

2 small bags sugar snap peas

1 cucumber

1 container of cherry tomatoes

1 yellow bell pepper

2 small bowls (for the eyes)

Directions

  1. Cut up the bell pepper and slice the cucumber into thin pieces.

  2. Use this picture as a guide to setting up your vegetable tray!

 

Blog post written by intern, Grace Chesko

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