A kids birthday party can be a den for sugary sweets. For most the occasional treat is okay, but parties and such occasions can result in a sugar overload.
Here we have a selection of no added sugar recipe ideas perfect for a party, that don’t sub out on fun or flavour!
For summertime parties, this simple (and cost-effective) slushie is a winner.
That Sugar crackles
Move over honey joys. Super tasty treats that can be taken home by party-goers, if you prefer. The recipe calls for popping your own quinoa, but you can easily buy some pre-puffed from the store.
Another delicious alternative is puffed millet, quinoa and tahini bars!
Nutty banana bread balls
All the scrumptiousness of traditional banana bread while being good for you!
Leave the sugar-laden, refined white flour banana bread recipe behind and opt for these balls of real, whole food goodness.
Choc banana celebration cake
Banana and chocolate. Two favourites among kids!
The cake is naturally sweetened by banana and dates, and while one shouldn’t go overboard with dried fruit, it is great as a delectable and natural sweetener for celebratory creations such as this!
Keep it simple
Quick and easy options can include:
- Veggie sticks with hummus
- Sliced cheddar cheese sticks or fun shapes cut with cookie cutters
- Sliced fruit and 100% seed or nut butter (we’ve a slightly fancier take on this)
- Fruit skewers
- Punchbowl of soda water infused with berries and slices of citrus
The party conclusion
When the fun-times are wrapping up, sub-out the conventional candy-crammed party bag for alternatives we’ve suggested here. Then send the tackers on their merry way!
By Angela Johnson (BHSc Nut Med)