healthy celebration food

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  1. noreenk

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    As my students begin to earn points toward a class celebration, I want to be able to offer them options toward different themes and foods. At my old school, pizza parties and ice cream were totally fine, but that's not the case at my new school, which is very focused on healthy eating. The only things I can think of are:

    Movie & Popcorn
    Luau (w/fruit kabobs, smoothies)
    Beat the Heat (water balloons & snow cones or make-your-own fruit popsicles)

    Any other cute ideas for the older elementary crowd???
     
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  3. stevesgirl

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    Our school does not allow us to provide any food for the children, so we offer some non-food celebrations - sloppy science party (we make slime, do milk painting, etc.), wiffle ball games, origami parties, pumpkin painting with mini pumpkins, board game day, snow painting, and paper airplane and kite making/flying. The students are allowed to bring in a second snack from home to eat during the party.
     
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    We have a recipe for a popsicle. 1 banana, 1 flavor of yogurt, I use about 1/2 cup -3/4 cup of juice or milk, dash of cinnamon, if no allergies2 TBLS peanut butter. Put in a blender to make like a smoothie, you can also just drink it. You can use dixie cups & popsicle sticks to freeze!!!
     
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    I got a recipe for fruit ice cream off the internet and it's soooo good.

    All it is, is blended frozen fruit. Literally.

    Here's a where I found some instructions

    http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/...amy-ice-cream-with-just-one-ingredient-093414

    I think bananas work best, but you can use any fruit that has a low water content. I've done a strawberry banana blend (my favourite) and I've done mango. It tastes exactly like ice cream.
     
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    Can you do tacos? My own kids love the whole make-your-own thing.
     
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    There are lots of healthy food recipes on the whole foods website. Right now they are featuring lunch box recipes and after school snacks. You might check there.
     
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    Thanks for the tips... I also thought of having a bubble tea party, w/the kids bringing in the fruits and yogurt to make smoothies and I can get boba pearls and big straws from the oriental market.
     

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