It’s the day before Valentine’s Day. Once again, we’ve waited until the last minute to prepare for the class party. Trust me, been there, done that.
Here are some guilt-free, healthful snacks that you can easily prepare for your child’s class party.
I always feel guilty about bringing in sugary snacks or allergen prone treats. My daughter developed a red dye allergy when she was in the third grade which made me extremely cautious about serving foods with potential allergens.
This was the first treat that I made for my daughter’s class after discovering her allergy. I never loved the idea of overloading kids with candy then leaving them in school for the remainder of the day with the expectation that they would be capable of paying attention, concentrating in class and sitting still. Sounds like a set-up for failure, right? I agree.
As long as foods look and taste good, kids tend not to even think about the more traditional treats, like candy and cupcakes. The key here is to be creative and let allow them to help if time allows. The class teacher will love you for it. I was class mom for each of my daughters classes from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. (more…)