More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

Last year I shared some pics from Boy Wonder’s 2nd birthday party with healthier food options. Remember the watermelon shark?

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When Sunshine Girl turned one last September we had a little party in a park for her, and my goal was that no food for her party would come from a packet. It wasn’t difficult and didn’t require too much planning,  just more time preparing.

After having so much fun with the watermelon shark earlier, I decided for this party that I would carve a watermelon turtle. It was so cute! I used a melon baller to scoop watermelon bits out to sit under the shell.

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I  spent the week before the party dehydrating food, like strawberries and kale chips.  These were really popular and the plates were completely cleared out. Much healthier than lollies and chips, and much more delicious! Dehydrated goodies are so moreish, but don’t leave you feeling ill afterwards like most typical junk food does.

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I made dips – hommus and tzatziki and served them in capsicum cups with carrot sticks and homemade sourdough bread.

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Of course no party is complete without some chocolatey goodness. I made coconut flour muffins with avocado frosting (I know it doesn’t look like avocado, but trust me! It was avocado, raw cacao and maple syrup). I also whipped up some bliss balls, which are a staple food around here for any occasion.  Usually I throw together some medjool dates, raw cacao, hazelnuts and coconut into the food processor and mix until gooey, then roll into balls. I can’t remember what I did for these (it was six months ago now!) but it would have been something along those lines.

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Other food I made for the party included a raw raspberry dream cake, individual Greek salad cups and the beautiful ombre birthday cake with no refined flours or sugars and all natural colours, but we won’t talk about the frosting (xylitol icing mixture) melting or how the cake was ruined… we’ll just whisper the word ‘Pinstrosity’ and carry on as normal.

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Here’s a pic of us with our precious birthday girl. I’d love to hear about your healthy party food – link me up in the comments!

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I'm an Aussie mum blogging about my parenting journey, toxic chemical-free living, healthful living, nutrition, food as medicine and my learnings as I head towards semi self-sufficiency.
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5 Responses to More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

  1. eclecticlamb says:

    Your party food looks amazing! I recently had a party with somewhat healthy food – http://eclecticlamb.com/2013/03/03/hinamatsuri-dinner-party/ Also my bentos are mostly healthy http://eclecticlamb.com/category/bento-cute-food/

  2. Natural New Age Mum says:

    I am digging that turtle!

  3. Love the melon idea! We recently had a healthy party too with an archaeology and paleontology theme 🙂 Much of the food was raw, all was refined sugar free and we used kamut and spelt flours in the cookies and cakes. It was a lot of fun! http://theboothebearandthegojiberries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-ultimate-palentology-archaeolohy.html

  4. Jules says:

    Hi. I made your green turtle today for a Christmas street party. It was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

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