The holidays present a seemingly endless parade of parties, concerts, get-togethers—and sugary treats. You can send your child to an event with a covered dish of brown rice and green beans … or you can be a hero by whipping up a few simple, kid-friendly goodies that combine flavor and solid nutrition, without any refined sugar. Try these ideas for healthy party fare your child will be proud to claim.

Pomegranate and grapefruit fizz.You might be tempted to trade juice for soda, but as far as sugar-buzz potential, neither is great. For a healthy party drink, cut fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with carbonated water. Add a splash of pomegranate juice cocktail, stir in fresh pomegranate seeds, and garnish with grapefruit slices.