With the holiday season approaching that usually means lots of social events for the kids, in school and out of school. How do we keep all those goodies featured at these party more on the nutritious side? Do we just throw our hands in the air?
I think sometimes we focus more on the foods that we think kids expect to make the party "fun". But kids are going to the party not to "eat the high sugary, high fatty foods" that might be featured at these parties. Instead, kids are going to hang out with their friends in a fun social situation. It is really we parents who have created the association of party and "junk food".
But kids can enjoy a fun party with all their friends and the festivities and still have nutritious snacks. It just requires a little creativity. Okay, here are some ideas:
For more options, Family Fun Magazine has easy, low cost ideas.
By the way, you can do this for a family meal. You don't have to wait for parties!