4 Healthy Kids Party Food Ideas

Thinking of ideas for kids’ party food that’s healthy and filling, but not boring? You’ve come to the right place. Kids’ party food doesn’t have to be the usual chips, cake and pizza; you can serve up some healthier options instead. 

Keeping things simple is one of the best ways to ensure your kids don’t feel like they’re missing out on anything by having these healthier versions. Whether it be a birthday party or an end-of-term treat, these wholesome snacks are perfect for any occasion.

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Healthy Kids Party Recipes

Kid-friendly charcuterie board

Creating a kid’s charcuterie board is a fuss-free way to mix your kid’s favorite things with new things they may not have tried yet. Little ones will love the variety of flavors and textures. The great thing about charcuterie boards is that anything goes, so feel free to customize it to your child’s tastes!

As a starting point, your board could include the following:

  • Cheese slices or cubes
  • Crackers (preferably wholemeal)
  • Crunchy veg sticks and hummus
  •  Fruit slices (like apples and mandarins)
  • Meats (like deli ham, pepperoni, and salami)
  • Trail mix

Get creative and ask your child what kinds of things they would like to see on the board! If you’re feeling artistic, consider arranging the food items to resemble a scene!

2-ingredient banana ice-cream

This super-simple healthy ice cream only requires two ingredients and a food processor. Of course, you can always customize it with your own ingredients, such as frozen blueberries or peanut butter.


  •  6 bananas – peeled, chopped, and frozen
  • 60ml lemon juice


  • Place frozen banana, lemon juice, and any additional ingredients in a food processor and pulse, scraping down sides frequently until mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer to a deep pan and place in the freezer for 2 hours until firm.
  • Serve!

That’s it! Just be sure not to freeze it for too long, or you may be waiting a while until it’s scoopable!


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Healthy oven-baked chicken fingers

Chicken fingers in stores often come with a long list of questionable ingredients and taste bland. These quick and easy chicken fingers taste great and are made from 100% chicken breast and wholemeal breadcrumbs.


  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 3-4 slices wholemeal bread (whizzed into breadcrumbs)
  • Olive oil (in a spray)


  • Preheat the oven to 210 F and line a large sheet pan with baking paper.
  • Place your flour, whisked eggs, and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls.
  • Dip each chicken strip into the flour ensuring all the strips are fully covered.
  • One by one, dip the floured chicken pieces into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs ensuring each piece is covered in breadcrumbs.
  • Place each piece on a pan as soon as it’s covered and spray with olive oil to ensure a crispy coating.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through and spraying the other side with olive oil.
  • After the cooking time is up, cut through the largest piece to ensure they’re cooked through.
  • Serve with your choice of dip!

Any cooled, leftover chicken fingers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. While they can be eaten cold, they will lose their crispiness. To reheat, pop them into a preheated oven for a few minutes.

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Healthy air-popped popcorn

Popcorn is a versatile snack that’s healthier than chips. Popcorn is a whole grain, which contains antioxidants and a ton of fiber. While it’s easy to make your own at home, there are also plenty of low-calorie pre-made options such as this Birthday Cake Drizzled Popcorn made with clean-label ingredients!

If you want to make your own, it only takes 10 minutes and very few ingredients! Feel free to get creative with seasonings! Butter is omitted in this recipe, but if you want to use it, substitute it with the oil.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  •  ½ cup popcorn kernels, divided
  • Seasonings of choice

Seasoning ideas (feel free to personalize to your kid’s taste!)

For savory

  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Cheese powder
  • Paprika

For sweet

  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Vanilla essence


  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan on medium-high heat.
  • Place 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover.
  • When the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn kernels, cover, and remove from heat. Shimmy the pan to ensure even distribution. Let the pot rest for 1 minute to ensure the oil doesn’t get too hot before the kernels pop.
  • Turn the heat back up to medium, place the pot back on the burner and continue to cook the popcorn while shaking the pan occasionally. Once they start popping, turn the lid slightly ajar to allow steam to escape.
  • Continue cooking until the popping sounds slow to around 1 pop every few seconds.
  • Remove from heat and place popcorn into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with your seasonings of choice and serve!

To make the healthiest choice when buying popcorn kernels, look for organic or non-GMO kernels.

Final thoughts

Cooking for kids can be challenging, especially if they’re fussy eaters! Even so, preparing healthy, tasty party food doesn’t have to be a chore – you can even get your kids involved in the process! We hope you found this article useful!

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