Healthy Snacks for School Parties

 
23-Apr-2011 by

 

Bluberry MuffinsInstead cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and candies try to include healthy snacks for school parties.  Recent studies show that most of the kids in America are obese or overweight, so today's parents have realized the importance of healthy snacking. Here are some interesting healthy snacks for school parties.

 

Berry Muffins 

 

Substitute muffins for cupcakes; it is a healthy kids snacks for school parties.  When compared to cupcakes, muffins contain less sugar and fat. Parents should opt for muffin mixes instead of cupcake mixes. Combine fruits like strawberries or blueberries to the muffin mixes to make them sweeter without adding sugar. Instead of frosting you can top them with honey.

 

Sparkling Juice 

 

Sparkling JuiceAvoid soft drinks and sodas at school parties as they are loaded with sugar and come with little nutrition.  Sparkling juice is the best healthy kids snacks for school parties.  Add sparkling water to 100% fruit juice like orange or apple. It provides potassium and Vitamin C and do not have any sugar.

 

Vegetable Plates 

 

Colorful vegetables attract kids and are healthy option for school parties. Place cauliflower and broccoli florets, celery sticks, olive, and baby carrots on a dessert plates with vegetable dip. Cover this using a plastic wrap. You can also arrange cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, ranch salad dressings, and green pepper sticks on small plates.

 

Banana Wrap 

 

Banana is rich in potassium and fiber, this wrap is made using slices of bananas and peanut butter spread on sandwich or tortilla wrap. You can just display the wraps on the serving plates with any dipping sauce else can be eaten alone.

 

Oatmeal Cookies 

 

Oatmeal Cookies - Healthy Snacks For School PartiesIncluding oatmeal instead of refined flour makes a healthy snack for school parties. This cookie is quite different as it uses oats, brown sugar and it is chewy. Raisins and nuts make the cookie crunchy on every bite.

 

Low Fat Popcorn 

 

Using other seasonings in place of butter can give you low fat popcorn. Add salt sparingly as high sodium intake is not good. You can also use honey for topping popcorn.

 

Before planning healthy snacks for school parties check the school’s policy regarding homemade snacks.  While preparing healthy snacks make sure that they are kid friendly too.

 

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