Healthy Birthday Treats

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Miles turned 5 on Saturday, which meant that I got to bring treats to his preschool class yesterday to celebrate. I’m not a huge fan of my kid coming home from preschool all sugared up, so I had big plans to bring healthy birthday treats for Miles’s class.

Here were a few things I considered:

Looking for healthy birthday treats for kids? You will LOVE these healthy birthday treat options - and your kids will too!

Chocolate Vegan Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

Doesn’t this look amazing? Mama Miss shares the full recipe right here.

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Fruit Cones

I know, right? I’m drooling just looking at this picture. See Vanessa Craft has the full recipe.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Sandwiches

Presentation is everything, and I know that Miles and his friends would have devoured sandwiches that were part of a caterpillar! Learn With Play at Home has an entire Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party full of ideas like this one!

Pig Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a pancake? And one that looks like a pig? Well, that’s just special! Coffee Cup and Crayons has some great ideas for activities (and foods) to learn the letter P.

Fruit Salad Sailboats

This makes me want to sail away in my own boat made out of fruit. Vanessa is over at Chiquita Moms sharing the how-to.

With all of these choices, I was leaning heavily towards the Red, White and Blue Chocolate Fruit Cones. But Sunday came and went, and yesterday morning, I was still recovering from my chemical burn. So what did I bring for Miles’s birthday party?

There’s always next year, right?


  1. anna

    October 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

    It’s so true! Even if you can get a few of those treats to look good, getting 24 to look good takes forever.

    I have sometimes brought fruit kebabs to school (with marshmallows, so not 100% healthy) i can manage to get those done b/c the kids help make them.

  2. VenusGenetrix

    October 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    My kids’ school doesn’t even allow homemade treats. I understand their concerns what with food safety, food allergens, etc. but it still kinda sucks. :/

    I usually bring seedless grapes to my kids’ classrooms on the last day of school. The teachers seem to appreciate the distraction (you know those kids can’t sit still on the last day of school!) And it’s healthy & easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Janine Huldie

    October 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Anna, when we have kids time truly does get away from us. All our good ideas and plans usually do just end up getting mucked up somehow and can totally relate to that. Oreos didn’t kill us and once in awhile stuff happens. That said thanks for sharing your original ideas and have pinned a couple to hopefully have a free moment to try someday soon. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lisa

    October 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I usually have grandiose plans, too. Then I opt for simplicity.

  5. Megan @ CoffeeCupsandCrayons

    October 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Ha! I’m almost relieved you ended up with Oreos…it would have been a lot of pressure for me to do healthy bday treats for preschool this year if you had made my pancakes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Brenda

    December 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Ah yes, loved your post, really great ideas, the catipillar was awsome, and yes we’ve all been there, and there is next year! hey who doesn’t love an oreo cookie??? it’s my favorite!!! lol hugs!!!

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