I wanted to share with you what I did for my daughter’s end of the school pool party at my house because it was so simple, healthy and delicious! All of the kids loved the food and the adults loved picking their kids up WITHOUT a sugar high! I had prepared for at least some of the kids to ask for juice, soda, or a popsicle, but not one child asked for anything besides what was being served. It’s so important to know that healthy CAN be delicious and to fuel our kids with foods that will promote good behavior and development.
Here are some SIMPLE and EASY things to prepare if you’re hosting a party this summer for your kids…even adults will love these ideas!
Fruit: When it’s hot outside, most kids are craving something cold and sweet. Instead of serving sugary popsicles and ice cream loaded with artificial flavors, colors, and sugars – serve fruit! Slice watermelons into triangles, slide strawberries and grapes on a stick, and use blueberries alongside of my chocolate protein bars.
Chicken on a Stick: Slice chicken into thick tenders and season. Grill until cooked through. Slide the cooked chicken on a skewer and serve. Make sure the chicken is hormone and antibiotic free and free-range.
Adult Pinwheels: On a large tortilla (I use Maria and Ricardo’s All-Natural Spinach Wraps), spread on pesto mayo (blend basil leaves, raw mozzarella & organic mayonnaise in a food processor until well blended), sliced turkey (Applegate Farms), another layer of pesto mayo, top with lettuce and wrap. Once you have created a wrap, slice into 1-inch pinwheels.
Kid Pinwheels: On a large tortilla (I use Maria and Ricardo’s All-Natural Spinach Wraps), spread on organic mayonnaise and top with sliced turkey (Applegate Farms), wrap and slice into 1-inch pinwheels.
Blue Chips and Gluten-Free Crackers (Blue Almond Nut Thins) served with Simple Hummus:
We served water to drink and the kids were happy!
Mom Tip: Get the kids involved by giving them simple tasks that will keep them busy while you prepare other food. My youngest daughter was in charge of picking off the grapes from the vine, while my oldest daughter and her friend were in charge of taking the stems off of the strawberries. Then, they helped prepare the skewers and were proud to serve them to their friends!