Healthy party food that is fun?

Kids’ party food must be fun, but must it be unhealthy? The short answer is, “no.”

Over at Munch, we have loads of recipes tested by parents and kids alike that are healthy, fun and delicious! A big part of that is a number of healthy party food recipes that kids will love.

Each time one of our Munch mums has a party, we add to our growing Munch recipe index. We only add recipes that our kids will love, and many of our recipes have no artificial colouring and no sugar.

Why not try using beetroot juice to colour party water pink or spinach for green? You can also use beetroot juice to make pink icing.

Check out our great (and healthy!) party food recipe sugar-free cupcakes below. Our recipes come from traditional recipes that we all ate as kids, but we have adapted them so they fit our Munch way of doing things.

We also believe that we should be conscious of the environment, and kids’ parties can create a lot of after-party rubbish. So why not think about using reusable plates, or at least bio degradable plates, and if you are going to give out party bags how about just giving a slice of cake and some stickers?
Enjoy the party!


Sugarfree cupcake recipe

Photo by Munch Mum Melissa Jacks

Ingredients
• ½ cup vegetable oil
• 1 tsp almond essence
• ½ cup Natvia Baking Mix
• 2 Eggs
• 1 cup flour
• 3 tsp baking powder
• ½ cup milk

Method
1. Mix oil, almond and Natvia until light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs one at a time.
3. Sift flour and baking powder, fold into mix.
4. Stir in milk.
5. Bake at 190° for 15 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.

Icing
• 2 sachets of sugar-free instant pudding mix (any flavour)
• 1 cup skim milk
• 3 cups of cream

Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using electric mixer at low speed, mix until pudding is dissolved.
Increase speed and whip until it is spreading consistency.

By Anna Bordignon from Munch: www.munchnz.co.nz.

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