Snacks for kids: Recipes for the perfect kids tea parties
So, if you’re planning a tea party for your little ones, you’re probably wondering what quick, easy and healthy snacks for kids are out there.
Not every tea party has to be full of refined sugars and other nasty preservatives. In fact, when it comes to recipes for kids that are fit for a tea party, there are a host of options that are both healthy and delicious!
When it comes to creating a food plan for kids, remember to factor in special occasions and events. This allows for you to keep things healthy and fun at the same time. That way, your kids won’t feel like they’re missing out or being deprived of anything!
Luckily for moms and dads, More4Momz has made planning tea party eats so much easier. Check out our favourite sweet treats and party time snacks for kids below!
Every child loves jelly, but the commercial kind is normally full of preservatives and sugars. Make your own by making a fruit smoothie and adding gelatin before setting it into little cups! Serve them with a scoop of ice cream or leave them as is. The kids will go crazy for them!
- 1L of smoothie (our favourite is 2 cups of chopped mango, 2 tablespoons of honey, ½ cup of yoghurt, 1 cup of low fat milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, blended until smooth)
- 6 sheets of gelatine
- Step 1: Make the smoothie and set aside.
- Step 2: Place the gelatine in cold water and leave it to soak until soft.
- Step 3: Heat the smoothie gently in a saucepan (do not boil).
- Step 4: Take the saucepan off the heat, squeeze the water out of the gelatin and stir into the warm smoothie until dissolved.
- Step 5: Pour into small glasses or plastic cups and put in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
- Step 6: Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or serve as is!
Fun, delicious and impossibly cute, these grape caterpillars are a great way to get your kids to eat fruit!
- Kebab sticks
- Ready-made icing
- Chocolate chips
- Step 1: Skewer the grapes onto the kebab sticks to form your “worm.”
- Step 2: With the frosting, make two white dots for eyes and add two small chocolate chips to form the pupils.
- Step 3: Repeat until you have made all of your caterpillars.
- Step 4: Store in the fridge until serving.
With bread becoming a no-no in some households due to the rise of gluten intolerances, these bread-free cucumber sandwiches are a cool way to get your kids to eat their greens!
- One large English cucumber
- Ham or meat of your choice
- Cheddar or mozzarella
- Step 1: Take the skin off of the cucumber with a peeler and slice into rounds.
- Step 2: Cut the ham into pieces suitable for the cucumber.
- Step 3: Repeat with the cheese (tip: we like to use a peeler to get thin slices of cheese!)
- Step 4: Take half of your cucumber rounds and place a dollop of hummus on them.
- Step 5: On these rounds, place your ham, followed by the cheese and then the final cucumber “hat.”
- Step 6: Refrigerate until ready to serve.
At More4Momz, we know it’s tough to keep your kids happy and healthy all the time. It’s why we’re dedicated to bringing you helpful hints and tips that help make parenting a little easier. That way, you can get back to the fun stuff. For more interesting ideas, activities and recipes visit our website www.more4momz.com. If you have any of your own tried and tested ideas, let us know what recipes you use for delicious and nutritious tea parties.
Want to throw your little ones a tea party? Put those pinkies out and let’s plan!