Planning your little one’s first birthday celebration is a big milestone! Not only is it an event for honoring your sweet baby, it is also a milestone for you as you celebrate one whole year of parenting! As you plan your baby’s first birthday party, we thought it would be fun to share some healthy food recipes to serve up for all of the partygoers. As you plan out your guest list, chances are there will be a wide variety of ages and taste palettes. From babies to adults, here are party food recipes to help you get started! Some of these items are geared towards specific ages, but rest assured that you can switch them up as many of these recipes are sure to please an array of ages.
These recipes are great for young toddlers and children alike!
Toddler Fruit Salad
For planning purposes when making this fruit salad, use about 2 chopped strawberries, ½ banana and a tablespoon of yogurt per toddler that will be in attendance.
To make this toddler friendly fruit salad, wash and dice strawberries into bite size pieces. Chop up banana pieces and mix in with the strawberries. To add a little extra flavor, consider serving it up with a side of organic vanilla yogurt as a dip!
Whole grain noodles with cheese
For this dish, we recommend using macaroni noodles as that is an easy size for little fingers to pickup and grab! Cook noodles according to directions on the box and sprinkle organic shredded cheese over the top.
This is a healthy and simple side to prepare. Simply combine 1 cup green peas, 1 cup finely chopped carrots and 1 cup chopped cauliflower into a stove top pan. Add in about one cup of water and steam until desired tenderness is reached. Drain and serve once cooled! This measurement serves about four toddlers, so adjust the number of veggies as needed for your own guest list.
Pita Squares & Hummus
This is a dish that can easily please both toddlers and adults alike! Chop pita bread into bite sized pieces and serve up with your favorite flavor of hummus on the side. This can be served as an appetizer or as a part of the main course.
Little ones may want to try something new and exciting for their little taste buds at a birthday party! Instead of offering a sugary juice box, opt for organic coconut water. It is hydrating and offers a new taste that your toddler just might love!
All of the recipes below serve about six-eight adults, so adjust the measurements as needed to fit your guest list.
Watermelon Pasta Salad
This recipe is cool and refreshing and it is packed full of flavor!
6 cups whole grain pasta noodles of your choice (bowtie noodles work well)
4 cups diced watermelon
3 peeled and chopped cucumber
1 chopped purple onion
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup black olives
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp sea salt
½ Fresh mint leaves
To make this dish, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Once drained, add in all of the remaining ingredients and mix well! It is best when this dish is served up right away.
Fruit Kabobs & Dip
For this recipe, pick five various fruits of your choice to chop into bite sized pieces and place them onto a kabob stick! Repeat the process until you have enough kabobs to serve all adults in attendance.
For the dip:
- 2 cups of organic vanilla yogurt
-1 block organic plain cream cheese
-1 cup marshmallow fluff
-1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and use a hand-held mixer to combine them together until smooth! The dip may be enticing to little taste buds too, so try offering some to the littlest guests as well if you choose!
-20 whole grain tortillas
-3 lbs of lean turkey
-2 lbs sliced organic cheese of your choice
-20 leaves of washed, organic lettuce
-4 organic tomatoes, washed and chopped into thin slices
-6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
To make these deli wraps, simply layer turkey, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce onto the tortillas and roll them up. Consider serving the balsamic vinegar on the side for an easy and healthy main dish. This recipe should make enough for each adult in attendance to have at least two deli wraps, with some leftovers!
-1 gallon fresh, cold water
-3 cups ice
-2 grapefruits, sliced
-2 cups pomegranate seeds
-1 cup fresh rosemary leaves
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and serve!
It isn’t a birthday party without treats! Here are healthy sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.Vanilla Bean Pudding Parfaits
-3 cups organic 2% milk
-1 vanilla bean (seeds removed)
-1/2 cup of your preferred sugar
-3 tbsp cornstarch
-3 organic egg yolks
-2 tbsp butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup blueberries
-1 cup strawberries diced
-2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
To make, combine 2 cups of the milk, vanilla bean and sugar over medium heat in a saucepan. Add in the remaining cup of milk and cornstarch and mix well. Heat to boiling and continue to stir. Whisk in egg yolks, vanilla and butter. Continue to stir and then remove from heat once mixed and thickened. Transfer to a glass bowl and place in the fridge to cool. Combine the fruit and vanilla wafers and sprinkle over the top of the pudding once it is cooled.
Toddler Smash Cake
If you are hoping to capture some special photos of your little one with their very own smash cake, give this recipe a try!
-1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 banana peeled
-2 cups chopped strawberries
-1/4 cup applesauce
-1/4 cup whole milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup whipped cream
-1 tbsp maple syrup
To make, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry cake ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine remaining cake ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well. Place combined mixture into an oven pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until done. Cool cake in the fridge for up to two hours. Then, combine frosting ingredients and frost the cake. Feel free to add on a fun cake topper to complete the smash cake!
Now that you officially have a toddler, be sure to check out our formulas that are created specifically with the developmental needs of a one-year-old in mind! Find various formula options below:
HiPP Combiotic 1 Year & Up - Organicbabyfood.shop
Lebenswert Stage 3 Organic Toddler Formula - Organicbabyfood.shop
Holle A2 Organic Formula Stage 3 - Organicbabyfood.shop
Holle Goat Milk Formula Stage 4 - Organicbabyfood.shop
Wishing your big one year old a very Happy Birthday!
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