Do we need to feed our children junk food for birthday parties? At a party once, I heard a mother say, “You have to give them junk food at a birthday party!” I guess people think that the kids won’t have a good time without it.
Although my children are now grown, I threw healthy birthday parties for them throughout their childhood, and I can tell you that they didn’t miss the junk food. You can provide healthy food that they will love, and they won’t even realise it is healthy. The food always got demolished by all their friends. They loved it.
Here is my favourite spread for birthday parties:
- Crumbed chicken
- Ice cream cake
- Pineapple punch
As Jamie Oliver says, “This is the first generation of children expected to die before their parents.” We need to stop feeding our children garbage. One of the best things we can do for our children is to feed them well, and that is possible even at birthday parties.
Recipes for all of the above can be found in The Fat Revolution Cookbook, which is a LCHF (low carb, high fat) cookbook, perfect for families and those who don’t need to be strict keto. For keto recipes (no root vegetables, fruit, nuts etc), check out the Easy Keto cookbook.