Kids can be fussy eaters when it comes to healthy food and party is one such place where they don’t want to see healthy food. But who said that healthy eating is all about raw carrots and celery sticks? Now, with a twist of imagination and hint of choicest ingredients, even a boring health food can be made to look like the star attraction of a kid’s party.
Healthy food can look and taste glamorous. Just follow the below mentioned quick fixes for tasty and healthy recipes, and witness your kid begging for more. The most important factor that attracts children towards food is not variety, but their favorite foods.
So try and emulate health foods into their picture perfect recipes. Make sure that you add a lot of color and freshness to grab their attention at the first place.
Ideas for Kids’ Party Recipes
Sandwiches are a healthy eating option. Add a twist by cutting out funny little faces or gingerbread men figures out of bread loaves. Put three layers of the cut out breads and layer them with different topping.
Smear one layer with a dip made out of coriander, green chilies salt, and curd, the next with tomato and tamarind and third with cheese and garlic. Layer a different colored vegetable in between to bring in color.
You can also cut out house shaped loaves and work on making a full fledged house shaped sandwich. Use imagination and add variety of shapes and fillings in your sandwiches. Opt for fresh dips, whole meal bread and fresh vegetable for a healthy twist.
Refreshing Drinks/ Fruit Punch
Children love drinks. Try and make different flavored drinks like lemonade, ginger ale, fruit punch, orange juice and other fresh fruit juices for adding a variety in flavor and color.
Healthy Soya Cutlets
Cutlets made out of soya granules or lean chicken are good and tasty option for children. Boil soya granules or chicken, strain and season them with cumin, coriander, salt, green chilies, chopped onions, chopped coriander and corn flour.
Roll them into balls, and cook them over a griddle with little oil. This can be served hot with a variety of dips. Try and make different shapes of cutlets to look appealing. Use different types of cutlets like chicken, soya, pulses or simply vegetable ones for variety.
Make fairy cupcakes with whole meal flour, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and different essences like vanilla, orange, pineapple etc. Make different colored sugar frostings for the cupcakes and allow the children to drizzle the cupcakes with their choice of frostings and sprinkles.
This will not be just fun, but equally attractive too. You can also layer the cake plate with different layers of cupcakes for decorating the table.
Trifle Pudding with a Healthy Twist
For sweets, make trifle pudding, with a hint of health. Layer a bowl with fresh seasonal fruits, flavored yogurt or plain, another layer of cake crumble, a dash of fresh yogurt with another round of fresh fruits, chopped nuts and homemade flavored gelatin and wafers.
It’s colorful, sumptuous and wins the heart of every child in a party. Ensure to make small bowls so that you avoid wastage as well. Children’s party is all about coming up with recipes that are not just tasty, healthy but equally attractive.
Hence, get set to try out the creative side in you by trying out recipes that grab the attention and the taste buds of your children right away. Don’t forget to infuse colorful décor into the party, in alignment with the creative recipes.