Healthy Treats for Birthday Celebrations at School

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Healthy Treats for Birthday Celebrations at School

Birthday celebrations with classmates is exciting, but can be frustrating when trying to find a healthy alternative to cupcakes and cookies. Here are some fun recipes the kids can do together as an entertaining party activity.

Recipes for Healthy Treats for Birthday Celebrations at School

Fruit Kabobs

Serving size 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

12 strawberries, hulled

12 pieces cantaloupe

12 pieces mandarin oranges

12 pieces of pineapple

12 pieces of kiwi fruit

12 pieces of honeydew melon

24 blueberries

12 bamboo or disposable skewers.

Directions


  1. Pick your child's fruit and bring it to school in plastic containers along with bamboo skewers.

  2. Arrange the dishes of fruit on the table where kids can reach them easily

  3. With supervision, let the kid's build their on fruit kabobs while playing some fun music in the background.

Options


  1. Add cheese in between fruit

  2. Use your favorite yogurt for a dip.

Yogurt Parfait

Serving size 12

Prep time: 10 minutes

12 cups of vanilla yogurt

6 cups of granola

48 blueberries or strawberries chopped

Directions


  1. Gather all ingredients, laying them on the table at an easy to reach level for kids.

  2. With supervision, allow kids to create their on parfaits with their favorite fruit.

Apple Ladybugs

Serving Size 12

Prep time: 10 minutes

6 red apples

3/4 cups raisins

3 tablespoons butter

24 thin pretzel sticks

Directions


  1. Halve the apples before the party.

  2. Place each apple half skin side up on a paper plate for each child

  3. Place peanut butter on the skin of the apple in dabs to make spots for the raisins to be placed.

  4. Use pretzel sticks to make the legs and antennae. Add raisins to the antennae for a finished look.

  5. Students can do this with supervision or parent can assist.

   

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