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Popular healthy bites for kids’ parties

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Tuna sandwiches are popular fare at parties for all ages, and are a healthier choice than burgers.Sweet potatoes have more fibre and carotenoids than regular potatoes, and may be a healthier option if you’d like to serve fries at the party.The June holidays are rife with children’s parties, and planning a healthy menu that appeals to kids can be a challenge.

The Summer holidays are here, and the kids are out of school. If you’re throwing a party for your children, or bringing them to a group play date, you may want to also bring along some snacks for everyone to enjoy. Kids do love their fried foods, salt and sugar, so keeping their taste buds happy with healthy options can be a challenge. We look at some healthy variations on popular party food for kids.

Sandwiches

It’s a rare child that does not enjoy a good sandwich. They can also be served in convenient finger-food portions at kids parties; all you have to do is find the right fillings.

For healthy sandwiches, make your own from scratch with lean meat or fish like tuna. You can even mix some vegetables, like onions, into the mince to ensure your child gets some extra fibre with the sandwich. Chicken or turkey meat, which contains less fat, can be used.

Sandwiches are so simple to make that you can even involve your child in the preparation. Under supervision, they can help mix the fillings together and toast bread for sandwiches.

The Electrolux ESM3000 Sandwich Maker provides a convenient, safe and easy way for your child to make tasty toasted sandwiches. For even healthier sandwiches, use whole wheat bread.

Tuna Sandwich

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Tuna sandwiches are popular fare at parties for all ages, and are a healthier choice than burgers.

Cupcakes

Bite-sized cupcakes can serve as a great dessert for kids with a sweet tooth. They’re also simple enough to make that your child can help with the preparation.

For a healthier cupcake, consider using fruit purees, such as apple puree, in lieu of oil and butter. Instead of using sugar icing, yogurt frosting to top off the cupcake can work just as well.

Mixing and pureeing things with gadgets like mixers and blenders can be fun for kids as well. The powerful EBR2601 Blender is designed to be easy and safe to use. When the cupcakes are out of the oven, let them top the cupcakes off with the yogurt frosting.

Fries

Children can never get enough of these crispy, chunky potato slices. If your child has been consuming too much fried food recently, consider using sweet potatoes to make fries or chips, and bake them in the oven instead of deep frying.

Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potatoes have more fibre and carotenoids than regular potatoes, and may be a healthier option if you’d like to serve fries at the party.

Convection ovens like the EOB305X oven are ideal for baking fries. The Ultra Fan feature ensures precise results, so each batch of fries will cook evenly.

Pizza

Kids can’t resist the combination of bread, tomato sauce, meat and melted mozzarella. But pizzas are also ideal for sneaking some fruits and vegetables into their meal. Pineapples are a defining ingredient of the popular Hawaiian pizza, while peppers and mushrooms are good alternatives as well.

Child at party

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The June holidays are rife with children’s parties, and planning a healthy menu that appeals to kids can be a challenge.

For parties, mini-pizzas using whole wheat bread slices, bagels or tortillas can be served. Consider using the EOT3000 Oven Toaster’s accompanying pizza stone to bake them, ensuring each mini-pizza comes out evenly baked.

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