Bright, eye-catching rainbow snacks are a fantastic way to jazz up a children’s party and create a memorable and exciting time. People often resort to rainbow candies or other highly processed, sugary foods for parties, but you can easily avoid giving kids a sugar rush with these healthy rainbow finger foods.
Nothing is more cute and colorful than fruit kebabs! Grab some bamboo skewers, strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, blueberries, and green and red grapes. Slice up all of the fruit except for the blueberries and grapes. Take a skewer and add one piece of each colored fruit, in rainbow order (“Roy G. Biv” will help you remember the order). Assemble all the skewers on a serving platter and put a bowl of vanilla yogurt out for dipping. Or try this creative fruit skewer bouquet from Two Healthy Kitchens.
Vegetables are a fantastic way to add a pop of healthy color to your party. Use a large, round serving plate and add a plethora of colored veggies around the outside, with a small dipping bowl of ranch dressing in the center. You can use grape tomatoes for red, carrots for orange, yellow sweet peppers for yellow, and cucumbers or broccoli for green. This is a super-easy snack that’s packed full of vitamins and fun! And veggies can be also used to create fun shapes to add creativity to the party, like this turkey tray from Living Locurto.
Healthier Rainbow Cake Pops
Here’s your party’s sweet treat, but with a twist. These cake pops are much lower in fat, calories, and sugar than your traditional cake pops (which are made with prepared cake, frosting, and chocolate—yikes!). Additionally, if you have kiddos helping you out with party prep, this is a perfect opportunity to work on measuring and fractions.
Make your cake pops according to the directions at SkinnyTaste.com, but rather than using plain white chocolate for frosting, add some food coloring to it and make several different colors. Then dip your cake pops, add some sprinkles, and voilà! Delicious rainbow cake pops without the sugar buzz!
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Color-Packed Snack Mix
Sweet-and-savory snack mixes are great for grazing. Make your own rainbow snack bowl by combining multi-colored Goldfish crackers, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, banana chips, and mini marshmallows. You can even dole it out into small paper cups so that kids can just grab a cup and go!
Fruity Cheerio Treats
Everyone loves Rice Krispy Treats, but they’re a little dull to look at. For your rainbow party, swap out the Krispies with Fruity Cheerios to give this snack a reboot; you can also toss in some nuts or flax seed for an added protein boost.
These super-easy and super-fun snacks are sure to make your next party a hit. What are some of your favorite rainbow foods? Let us know in the comments below!