Many of us have been to (and thrown) children’s birthday parties where colourful bowls of red frogs, chocolate freckles, fairy floss and lollypops are just about everywhere.
While the kiddies love these sugary-snacks, us mums are generally not fans of the afternoon sugar rush….and sudden crash. Sure, a lolly here and there is fine and dandy – but an entire day picking at a confectionary birthday buffet can send our little ones wild.
In order to dodge the sugar-mayhem – this mum made a variety of healthier and wholesome snacks WITHOUT SUGAR for her daughters fourth birthday party by using treats and recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Sugar-free party treats for the little ones
Instead of putting chocolate and lollies out for the kids, Rae Willingham was able to make five healthier birthday-treat alternatives from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
“I threw my daughter a healthy birthday party, and I did it my way,” says Rae.
“I prepared a host of Healthy Mummy sweets and savouries and the kids DEVOURED it all.
“There was no sugar high for the kids and it was all delicious!”
5 sugar free party treats:
1. Healthy Chocolate Weetbix Slice
This recipe is certainly a fave with our mums (and their children it seems). Loaded with coconut oil, cocoa and peanut butter – these treats are easy to make and freeze for later on.
2. Healthy “Nutella” Bliss Balls
Anything ‘Nutella’ sounding (and tasting) is certainly a hit from our experience. To make these treats look extra kiddie-enticing, Rae cut them into heart shapes.
3. Choc Dipped Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Cashews, rolled oats and peanut butter … YUMMO!
4. Mint Choc Bubble Crunch
Rice bubbles and cocoa! Yummo!
5. Tiramisu Cupcakes (minus the coffee)
Cocoa powder and dried dates! Tasty and satisfying. You can get the full recipe (and list of ingredients) on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Hub.
While our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a program designed to help mums lose weight, it also helps educate women about food, healthy eating and lifestyle changes that the whole family can benefit from.
Rae certainly agrees with this, admitting that the Challenge has helped her make good, healthy food choices for herself as well as for her family.
“The Healthy Mummy has educated me on the choices that I make and it has made me flip packets and read what goes into my food because that stuff goes into my body,” she says.
“The stuff that also goes into my kid’s body too.
“We had a wonderful party and there wasn’t a whiff of that glazed over sugar high madness that normally peaks midway through a kid’s party and mast the last leg of it hellish.”
While mostly family was in attendance for the big birthday bash, Rae confirmed with all parents of littles ones that they did not have a nut allergy – given that a few of these healthy treats contained them.
“Otherwise I would of replaced things like peanut butter with tahini – if I needed too,” she reveals.
Rae’s AMAZING 20kg* weight loss story
As well as the delicious, family-friendly recipes the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges helped Rae overcome some personal obstacles and lose 20 kilograms.
The mum-of-three admits, “I am no longer the girl who suffered debilitating anxiety and regular panic attacks.
“The one full of excuses not to go out and enjoy life. I am now this amazing butterfly who loves her life and lives it with no worries”.
THE NEXT ROUND OF THE CHALLENGE IS THE SUGAR DETOX CHALLENGE – STARTS APRIL 2nd!