Recipe Mama

Healthier Kids Party Foods December 13, 2008

Filed under: For Kids,Nibblies and party Snacks — obsidian @ 11:18 am

Dried fruit in place of lollies – you could thread onto thread or bamboo skewers (cut the pointy end off) to make it more interesting.

 
Fruit Kebabs – Cut fruits and slide onto skewers. Use things like banana, kiwi fruit, strawberries, grapes, shapes cut from melon/apple, pineapple, mandarine segments etc.

 
Homemade chips – thinly slice (can use a potato peeler) potato and sweet potato and spray with olive oil then bake in the oven until crisp.

 
Toast Fingers – Remove crusts from wholemeal bread, and spread with margarine/low fat spread, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and grated cheddar cheese. Grill until golden brown and cut into strips.

 
Colourful dips – Make colourful dips (beetroot, guacamole etc.) and serve with melba toasts, rice crackers, vegetable sticks, tortilla chips or toast fingers.

 
Curly celery – Cut celery into desired lengths then cut slits through the celery stalk about 3/4 of the way down. Place into ice cold water in the fridge for around 10 mins and the slits should curl up

 
Funny Face Sandwich – Slice of wholemeal bread cut into a circle shape. Spread with cream cheese and decorated into a face (alfalfa hair, egg slice sultana eyes, carrot nose, tomato mouth etc.)

 
Punch – Use a small amount of low calorie fruit based cordial or a tin of fruit salad with natural juice, a few drops of food colouring and mineral/soda water to make it fizzy. Or use fruit juice and mineral water. Float cut up fruits on top for interest. (You can freeze fruits in icecubes too)

 
Magic Drinks – Serve drinks in clear plastic cups with a drop of food colouring (or pureed fruit like raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) already in the bottom…. when clear drink is poured in, it changes colour like magic.

 
Slushies – Blend melon (watermelon, rock melon etc.) with crushed ice and other fruits if desired.

 
Mini Pizza – spread pita bread or homemade pizza base cut into small rounds with tomato paste and top with toppings kids like. or have kids make their own.

 
Homemade Party Pies – Use a vegetable and mince mixture. You can cut shapes with small cookie cutters to put on top for fun, or pipe on mashed potato.

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