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It’s Party Time!


By Lucy Marinelli.

Children’s parties can be a nightmare. You drop your child off for a couple of hours of birthday party fun and they come home a horror! All those sweet sugary foods, the salt-laden treats, the artificial flavours and especially the colours – that good old hypermaking red. But what can you do to ensure your child doesn’t come home either ill and all wound up or both?

Healthy treats, as you might expect, won’t usually be found at kids’ parties. I mean, who wants carrot sticks when you can have sausage rolls, cheezels, pink cupcakes and mixed lollies? So, some thought will be needed to come up with the kind of healthy treats kids will actually eat, whether you’re hosting the party or sending them along to a friend’s party.

Start with the fruit your children most enjoy. The sweeter and more colourful they are, the better. Kiwifruit; whatever takes your (and your kids’) fancy. Dig out the cookie cutters – flower-like shapes are good, a variety of round sizes, stars, bears, gingerbread boys and girls; the more varied the better.

Get your children involved. Anything they make themselves or help out with, anything they enjoy eating and are proud of, they’re more likely to want to eat at a party.

First, cut the fruit into roughly finger thick slices and lay them out on a cutting board. Select the cutters that are the right size for the fruit slices and cut out a series of different shapes and sizes. You should end up with little piles of colourful fruit slices of all different shapes.

And now to the fun part. Take the flower shaped slices and add a small round berry or little round cut out fruit shape. Pile up different size, round slices to make little fruit cupcakes. You can even decorate them with crushed nuts or a sprinkling of coconut. The bear and gingerbread cut-outs can have eyes, noses, mouths and buttons added, just like the baked ones – and the stars; well the sky’s the limit. Use your imagination with what to use for decorations. Ask your kids; they will always be able to come up with something you never would have thought of. Have fun with the presentation. You can add paddle-pop sticks (available from craft stores) or toothpicks to make the flowers standup, using half an orange as a base to stick the sticks into. See what other ideas your children have.

If they still go for the unhealthy stuff? Sometimes, no matter what you do, they will always go straight for the stuff you’re not so keen on them eating. If they eat a good healthy diet at home, they probably don’t see a lot of the foods you get at a kids party. You can always try feeding them before they go so they’re not ravenous at party food time and only eat a small amount of unhealthy food. You won’t be able to stop them trying other foods. It’s what kids do, they want to do what everyone else is doing. So if they’ve eaten before the party they may not be too tempted to try too many things or to stuff themselves. After all, Everything in moderation and balance.

This article was written by Lucy Marinelli and kindly submitted by our friends at Alfalfa House who first published it into their  e-news in 2008. Alfalfa House is a Sydney organic food co-op located in Newtown. To find out more about Alfalfa House and their delicious range of fresh organic produce and other minimally packaged and processed food visit www.alfalfahouse.org




Sep 27, 2010 | Category: Food and Nutrition, Playtime | Comments: none | Tags: , , ,

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