Tired of celebrating sugar at every school holiday party and special occasion? Send in something sweeter for your child’s next classroom event. Here are some healthy treat ideas that are sure to be a hit.

Tom Turkey Fruit Kabobs

Tom Turkey Fruit Kabobs

When it’s time to send in a classroom treat to celebrate the bounty of Thanksgiving, get kids in the spirit with these sweet and fun fruit kabobs shaped like a turkey. Pair with cheese cubes for a tasty and balanced party snack.

Holiday Sandwich Treats

Holiday Sandwich Treats

Put holiday-themed cookie cutters to healthier use! Cutting sandwiches into fun shapes to fit the occasion is an easy way to fill kids up with a balanced snack that’s still part of the fun. Stuff with sweet ingredients such as sliced strawberries and almond butter, or go the savory route and fill with fresh turkey and cheese topped with lettuce and tomato or avocado. Serve with colorful fresh fruit for even more party appeal.

Strawberry Kisses

Strawberry Kisses

They sell for big bucks at the store, but chocolate-covered strawberries are so simple to make at home! And they’re just sweet enough for an irresistible treat to send in for classroom celebrations.

Butterfly Birthday Treats

Butterfly Birthday Treats

Snack bags filled with colorful fruit transform into creative birthday treats with the help of clothespins and a little imagination. Have your child help out making these, or send materials into school for a quick class art project. You can add the finishing touches (that is, the fruit!) when it’s party time. Serve with cubed cheese for a complete snack.

Fall Flavors Trail Mix Treat

Fall Flavors Trail Mix Treat

Savory and sweet, this healthy trail mix recipe is the perfect classroom treat for autumn-themed celebrations. Separate servings into plastic baggies for easier munching at snack time.

Lumiere’s Luscious Lemon Bars

Lumiere's Luscious Lemon Bars

Pint-size chefs can use their hands to work the dough, and then they can zest the lemons.

Lilo’s Summer Fruit Pizza

Lilo’s Summer Fruit Pizza

Lilo’s Tip: For a hint of Hawaii on your pizza, add some pineapple! Kids — and aliens — can use their favorite fruits to turn this dessert into a work of art.

Chip ’n’ Dale’s Crunchy Nut Clusters

Chip 'n' Dale's Crunchy Nut Clusters

It’s hard not to squirrel away these nut-tastic snacks! Junior chipmunks can get artistic and drizzle the chocolate glaze over the chilled clusters.

Pooh’s Honey Apple Cake

Pooh's Honey Apple Cake

This honey-covered cake will put a rumbly in everyone’s tumbly! Piglets can measure out all the ingredients and spread on the honey topping.

Minnie’s Frozen Fruit Bites

Minnie's Frozen Fruit Bites

The only thing more fun than making these cookies is sharing them with friends! With a parent’s supervision, kids can follow this recipe from beginning to end.

Belle’s Better Brownies

Belle's Better Brownies

Some people might say that delicious, healthy brownies are a myth or a fairy tale, but that simply isn’t true! While Mom or Dad melts the butter, kids can measure and mix the dry ingredients.

Pocahontas’s Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls

Pocahontas Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls

When you’re outdoors all day long, it’s easy to work up an appetite! Young members of the tribe will love digging their hands into the dough and rolling it into balls.

Aurora’s Applesauce Muffins

Aurora's Applesauce Muffins

Muffins this yummy are worth waking up for! As long as mom or dad uses the oven, junior cooks can help with every step in this recipe.


Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.