Healthy food for 2nd birthday party?!

Question: Healthy food for 2nd birthday party?
My twins are having their second birthday party next month and I'm stuck on ideas on what to serve ad food for the kids. I hate it when the kids come back with chips or stuff like that so I need ideas.
Also what can I serve to the adults?
I thought of fruit kababs for the kids so some ides that are easy to make would be appreciated thanx


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carrots with houmos or however you spell it. slice up cucumber and carrots and get some nice dips and get doritos and dips x

i usually set out a buffet-style meal of:

homemade pizzas. my kids are gluten free so i make the crust from scratch. we top with pizza sauce, veggies, meats, fruit, whatever sounds good, and cheese (goat's milk cheddar for the little guys).

fresh fruit with sour cream dip; i use tofutti sour cream (regular works fine), brown sugar and vanilla. add sugar and vanilla to taste. stir well and let flavours blend for a few hours in the fridge before serving. serve with apple slices, strawberries, grapes, melon, etc.

fresh veggies and a couple of dips.

tortilla chips or fritos and salsa

taco dip; mix a container of sour cream with taco seasoning to taste. spread on large platter or dish. top with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, onions, chives or green onions. so yummy scooped up with tortilla chips.

hope this helps!

A veggie and fruit tray, with some kid of dipping sauce . ( Ranch )
Potato skins, stuffed mushrooms,shrimp coctail.
I really am not sure as your twins are only going to be 2.
Fruit kabobs sound great !!! Just grill alot of veggies as they always taste better that way.

Are they going to have a cake ? Have a carrot cake.
Best of luck .
Darla S.

Yes you can try fruit salad for healthy one.

- Make your own mini pizza bagels using whole wheat mini bagels.
- Fruit Salad
-Veggie tray

cheese & cracker tray
cold cut tray

pie pizza chips dip

Fruit Salad Muffins – with a difference
Makes approx.12 muffins
2 cups self-raising flour alternatively use plain flour and al free bicarb
1 egg (free range of course)
1 cup natural yoghurt
1/2 cup milk*
2 bananas mashed
? punnet strawberries finely chopped
6 large oranges
*Try substituting cow’s milk with rice or soy milks.
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
Lightly grease large muffin tin.
Slice oranges in half and squeeze juice. Retain juice for another recipe and ensure all the pulp is removed and pith just remaining. Place orange halves in muffin trays…these are your cake paper cases!
Sift flower in a bowl. Mix together the egg, honey, yoghurt and milk and add to the flower mix, stirring until just combined.
Stir through the mashed bananas and chopped strawberries.
Spoon into the orange halves until the orange halves are half full…kids love the look of these…this was a girl guide recipe!
Bake for 20 minutes.
Healthier pancakes
1 cup plain flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
pinch of salt
Sift flour & salt, break egg and add to a well in the middle of the flour. Stir in flour gradually from the sides, adding milk a little at a time. When half the milk is used, all the flour must be moistened. Beat well to remove all the lumps. When smooth, add remainder of milk gradually. Stand it aside for 30 minutes -1 hour. Melt a little butter in a pan, wipe dry with kitchen paper, melt another little piece of butter in the pan. Pour about two tablespoons of the batter into the pan, and allow it to spread evenly by moving the pan about. Cook quickly until set and under side is slightly brown. Toss or turn the pancake with a spatula, and cook on other side till brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
Chicken Nugget alternative
Kids love these and they are great cold as finger food in lunchboxes.
500 g organic chicken breast/thigh, cut into nugget shapes
1 clove garlic, crushed
plain flour
Mix chicken with garlic and let stand for about 30 minutes. Roll chicken pieces in flour then freeze for 15 minutes. Fry until crisp and golden brown. Stir with enough oil to ensure all pieces are covered. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 1 hour.
Heathier pizzas
First layer: 3 tbsp cream cheese and 3 tbsp homemade tomato sauce, mixed well.
Meat layer: (500 g mince, half a leek, one clove of garlic, oil for frying, 1 big can of kidney beans) cooked
Topping: grated mozzarella cheese(optional).
Spread first layer on pizza base, cover with meat mixture and top with grated cheese. Bake in a hot oven (220 degrees C) for 15-20 min.
Choc-free Brownies
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of butter
2 tbsp honey
2 eggs
1/4 tsp sea salt
Grease a 13x9x2 inch (35x22x5cm) baking pan. Combine flour, baking powder and sea salt. Melt butter, remove from heat. Stir in honey. Add eggs. Stir until combined. Stir mixed dry ingredients into mixture. Spread in pan. Bake in a 180’C (350’F) oven 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars while warm.
Lunchbox muffins
1? cups self-raising flour
1tbsp honey
? cup rice bran
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk/ soymilk
? cup oil
Sift flour in a bowl and add remaining ingredients, stirring with a fork until mixed. Brush a 12 cup muffin pan with oil and spoon mixture into cups until ? full. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until golden.
Party Jelly
? cup sugar dissolved in ? cup warm water
?tsp citric acid
300 ml cold water
3-4 tsp gelatin dissolved in ? cup boiling water (boil for longer if sensitive to sulphites)
Combine ingredients in order. Refrigerate until set
Potato crackers
1/2 cup mashed potato
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp chopped chives sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 180°C (moderate). Combine potato with other ingredients and mix well. Spread very thinly into square shapes on a greased baking tray and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
also making shapes out of your food could be fun for the kids, these recipies are things they love but healthier options hope it helped,

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