Healthy Snacks For School Parties

Healthy Snacks For School Parties

Just because you’re hosting a kids party, it doesn’t mean that you have to provide an abundance of junk food such as sodium packed potato chips, calorie dense pastries or enamel corroding carbonated beverages.

In this article we’ll take a look at 9 healthy snacks for school parties that are all nutritious and equally delicious.

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1) Hummus Sandwiches

Children love ‘finger foods’ that they can grab and eat as they partake in their activities. Hummus sandwiches can prove to be an ideal snack to utilize during a school party as a finger food.


Made from pureed chickpeas and pita bread, not only is it thick enough as to not cause a mess, chickpeas are rich in vitamin B6, iron and folate as well.


2) Thai Based Fruit Smoothies

Thailand fruit smoothies are extremely delicious and packed with an abundance of vitamins. This is due to the fact that unlike commercially made smoothies that contain artificial ingredients such as fructose syrup, Thailand based smoothies are 100% natural.

When it comes to fruit selection, some of the choices that are available include:

  • Coconut
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Lime
  • Strawberry
  • Lychee
  • Mango


3) Chocolate Covered Fruit

As far as satisfying their sweet tooth goes, chocolate covered fruits can prove to be a great way to offer something that is sweet and equally nutritious.


These are pretty straightforward. All you have to do to create them is to melt the chocolate and dip a peeled banana in it, as to which you would subsequently roll in chopped nuts or dried fruits on a grease-proof paper.


4) Vegetable Chips

No matter how you cut it, children love crunchy foods. As such, many people believe that a school party would not be complete without a few bowls of potato chips. The problem with potato chips is that they offer no nutritional value, packed with sodium and are high in calories and fat.

However, by utilizing vegetable chips they can provide the children with a delicious crunchy snack that tastes very similar to a regular bag of potato chips.

utilizing vegetable chips

They have 7 percent less sodium than regular potato chips and 12 percent less saturated fat as well. They also come in a variety of colours and ingredients such as parsnips, yucca and sweet potatoes. It’s also worth noting that one ounce of vegetable chips equates to one serving of vegetables.


5) Greek Pizza

While it may be true that many people associate grease, high calories with pizza and label it as a junk food. It is the ingredients that are utilized within its preparation which determines how healthy or unhealthy that particular pizza is.

Greek pizza is especially healthy and calls for the utilization of shrimp, grape tomatoes, cheese, tomato sauce and whole grain based dough.


What makes this so healthy is that whole grain dough is rich in fiber, tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, cheese is packed with calcium and shrimp is an ideal low-calorie protein option that is a good source of vitamin D.


6) Sorbet Cake

Ice cream cake is an all time party classic. However, just one slice of an ice cream cake can have as much as 400 calories. A healthier alternative to this would be a sorbet cake.

All you need to create a sorbet cake is a 2-3 scoops of sorbet and some fresh fruits such as berries and melon that you would use for its topping.

Sorbet Cake


7) Air-Popped Chips

Doritos are a common food choice at school parties. However, they are nutritionally empty and contain a long list of artificial ingredients. A more natural solution that would serve as a great alternative are air-popped, whole-grain chips.


8) Cocktail Veggie Dogs

Veggie hot dogs can prove to be a great option to provide that is rich in protein. Typically vegan hot dogs are made from a variety of alternative, healthier ingredients that when combined provide a similar taste of a typical hot dog, minus the sodium preservatives, saturated fat and high calories.

Veggie Dogs

Some of the ingredients that a standard vegan frankfurter consist of include:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Onion
  • Tomato paste
  • Spices
  • Yeast extract organic palm fruit oil
  • Garlic
  • Natural liquid smoke


9) Organic Lollipops

When it comes to providing candy based healthy snacks for school parties organic lollipops can are an ideal solution. Organic lollipops are all natural and contain real fruit extracts. Additionally, they do not contain artificial ingredients such as artificial flavouring and colouring substances nor fructose corn syrup for example.

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13 thoughts on “Healthy Snacks For School Parties

  1. Hey Chris, I really liked this article about healthy snacks for school parties, however, I can’t stop thinking that when I was a kid I didn’t want to eat healthy snacks, even less in a party, it seems to me that most kids wouldn’t want them unless their parents already taught them to eat healthy snacks. It is useful however, as I have a daughter that is 6 months old, and while I won’t think of parties for a while I’ll have this in mind when it comes to it.

    What are your experiences with healthy snacks? Have you had success in school parties?

    1. Well yes and no Yerko – it usually depends upon the type of parents that turn up at the party! Some parents seem to be all for it whilst others think it’s nothing more than a waste of time. The truth of the matter is that some of the parents need training in healthy eating – not just their kids! 🙂

  2. These are some good ideas for kids parties. I attend a decent amount of birthday parties with my 5 year old daughter and I think most of them have pizza and birthday cake – which the parents eat too. I wouldn’t mind having any of the choices you mention – and I think the kids would enjoy them. I’m going to keep this in mind for my daughter’s next birthday. Thanks.

  3. Yum! These snack ideas have my mouth watering just reading about them! My personal favorite is veggie chips, or even veggie straws that I’ve had most recently. It is very important for kids to eat good, nutritional food. Getting them hooked on fatty junk food early in life can translate to a lot of poor decisions later in life! Thanks for sharing, great article!

  4. Hi Chris,

    Thank you for bringing back some nutrition facts about snacks for parties. I think the sugar calorie intake in kids these days are way over board and adults should start paying attention before we convert more kids into diabetic.

    If I may add to the list – I was making some fruit juice the other day (pulps included) and made a little too much so I kept the extra in the freezer (as there was no space left in the fridge). Two hours later, we found ourselves some nice all-natural orange ice cubes. Hah… a new snack! The kids love it.

  5. Great article you provide a lot of good alternatives to having healthy snacks. I wasnt aware that some of these foods even existed haha. I am trying to eat more healthy and I came across this and now I can make my own healthy snacks! Ill be sure to revisit this site in the near future for more helpful tips

  6. Siem great ideas here! I will be bookmarking this page to come back to it when I need some inspiration for snacks for my toddler. It is so true you don’t have go with the status quo of providing complete and utter junk for kids at parties. Who wants to deal with the sugar crashes that not only last for the afternoon of the party but can have knock on effects the next day? Thanks for the ideas!

  7. Wow! These are great school party healthy snacks – do glad I ended up on this page. I also want to suggest for you to add carrots and celery sticks to your list that they could dip in humous. Both are rich in essential nutrients that school children would like to eat.

    A lot of snacks that are offered in my little daughter’s school during parties are not healthy at all. These are healthy options that I could suggest to her school during school events which the children would love. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi DELJAR,

      That’s a pretty simple yet awesome suggestion – thank you for pointing that one out to us! Yes, children’s school parties often have bad options even though the adults providing them probably should know better!

      It’s great to hear that you are going to give some of our healthy options a try. Please consider coming back and letting us know how well they went down!

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