Healthy, Whole Food Ideas for Kids Birthday Parties

This idea came to me this weekend, as we were planning Ry's 5th birthday party on Halloween. If you're throwing a birthday party for your child, you may be wondering how you're going to pull it off while sticking to the whole food diet. The good news is there are things you can make that kids are going to love. Whether it's a delicious trail mix or smoothies, you will love these whole food ideas for birthday parties for kids.

Trail Mix

This is an excellent substitute for sugar-filled party favors. However, you do want to make sure that none of the party guests have allergies. You want to start with delicious dried fruit that is free of added sugar, dyes, and other junk. You can find a wonderful selection of dried fruits at your local health foods store. Next, add raw nuts – almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc. You can then add seeds – sunflower and pumpkin seeds are great options – and organic mini dark chocolate chips.

Smoothie Bar

As a whole food diet follower, chances are you have a fridge full of fresh fruit. Get out a variety of options and allow kids to choose the flavor they want. Mix fresh fruit, ice, and unsweetened coconut or almond milk. You can also add raw honey to add sweetness. If you want to stick with an easier option, make a batch of lemonade using raw honey as the sweetener.

Bean or Nut Burgers

A great main course option is burgers made using beans or nuts. There are so many great recipes online. You can then use lettuce in place of the buns or you can use organic whole wheat buns. Another great option is to just make burgers with portobello mushrooms. Serve with potatoes roasted in olive oil and your favorite spices.

Cakes or Cupcakes

It can be hard to recreate a delicious birthday cake that fits the whole food diet. When I'm in a pinch and can't make it myself, I highly recommend finding a bakery that can meet your needs. As we have a Whole Foods nearby, that is my standard bakery.

Working with whole ingredients in baking isn't always the easiest thing to do, but it wouldn't be a birthday party without a cake.

You don't have to throw a party loaded with sugar and processed foods. There are so many ways to provide delicious foods for the party without feeling guilty. Whether you do a healthy trail mix as the party favor or serve yummy bean burgers, you can make foods that the kids will enjoy. Just remember to check for any allergies the guests may have before you start planning your menu.

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