Finger foods can provide an enjoyable and nutritious alternative to sandwiches, savouries and cakes. In fact, they are often more nutritious and lower in calories, salt, sugar and fat than most traditional pastries and cakes.
They are especially suitable for those with small appetites or stomachs and those who want a little something between a meal with a low calorific value. For children, the infirm and the elderly, at afternoon tea time, they can improve a poor appetite and contribute vital nutrients that may be missing from the diet. Another bonus is that they can encourage independence for small children to feed themselves, allowing them to easily join in any afternoon tea arrangements.
These quick and easy finger foods are ideal for afternoon tea or tea parties.