I have the same problem every year, my daughter’s birthday is the 23rd of December, and within December and January, there are 8 birthday’s of family members and friends and friends kids.
I always struggle to find healthier alternatives for party food. You can only eat so much unhealthy, high calorie food, before you start felling really sluggish.
I asked one of my friends, Hannah Bailey, who runs her own business (Wise Choice Nutrition), if she could suggest healthy alternatives, I will definitely be using these suggestions for New Years Eve and for the many parties I will attending/organising/catering in January.
Here are a few suggestions of yummy things to put on their party plate:
- Vegetable sticks and dips such as houmous
- Raisins or other dried fruit
- Cocktail sausages (butchers are best and can be made by cutting chipolatas up)
- Homemade chicken nuggets
- Flapjacks, you could add fruit if your child will eat it or chocolate pieces as a treat
- Homemade biscuits (there are lots of cutters available)
- Fruit salad
I hope this gives you some ideas for other foods you could put on the plate for slightly healthier party food. If you can, avoid shop bought food such as sausage rolls and pork pies as the quality of meat tends to be poor. Making your own cakes and biscuits means you know exactly what has gone in to them. Although there is sugar used, there are no artificial ingredients added.
If you would like more suggestions or would like to contact Hannah with any other enquiry, she can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org