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Four Healthy Finger Food Ideas For A Toddler's Birthday Party

by Stephen Williams

Food is a focal point for all parties, and providing a range of finger foods for kids to help themselves to at your toddler's birthday party can be less stressful and time-consuming than trying to orchestrate a sit-down meal. Kids can continue playing and having fun while stopping every now and then to eat something. A buffet table also gives parents at the party an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other. However, kids' party food is often full of salt and sugar, so if you want to avoid unhealthy options and provide food that will be both nourishing and enjoyable, give the sausage rolls and chocolate bars a miss and give these four toddler-friendly finger foods a try:

Baked Vegetable Bites

These vegetable bites are made with wholemeal flour, shredded root vegetables, fresh coriander and egg. They are fluffy on the inside and have a crispy outer layer. They can be served hot or cold and are delicious dipped in a sweet chilli sauce or red pepper hummus if you don't mind a bit of mess.

Mini Tuna Bagels

Mini wholegrain bagels are high in fibre and the perfect size for toddlers, and a tuna crunch filling is both delicious and healthy. The filling consists of tuna mixed with natural yogurt, spring onion, diced celery and diced red peppers.

Pitta Strips And Dips

Satisfyingly chewy strips of lightly toasted pitta bread are ideal for little hands to hold, and they'll have fun exploring a variety of flavour combinations. Offer a range of dips to accommodate different tastes, such as mild salsa, creamy guacamole, spicy black bean and refreshing tzatziki.

Coconut Bliss Balls

It wouldn't be a birthday party without some sweet treats. Coconut bliss balls are guilt-free and the kids will enjoy getting their fingers sticky when they eat these raw snacks. They are made with dates, shredded coconut, oats, a little maple syrup and vanilla essence. The mixture is rolled into bite-sized balls, and the adults will love them with a cup of tea or coffee.

These are just a few suggestions for healthy finger foods toddlers will love. Finger food catering services can help you finalise a buffet menu for your child's party. Let them know what your healthy eating rules are and they will make a few suggestions and work with you to come up with a range of finger foods the party guests will enjoy.