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Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternatives
Author: Heather Slee
There’s a somewhat recent tradition of giving a baby his or her own little cake on their first birthday and letting them tear into it. It’s cute and messy, and makes for great photos. But if you’re concerned about the huge sugar intake of that moment, here are some ideas to ease your mind.
Try a healthier recipe. Here are a few links to some delicious alternatives:
Spice Cake: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,196,153165-253198,00.html
Banana Cake: http://www.healthy-eating-made-easy.com/banana-cake-recipe.html
Angel Food Cake: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/angel-food-cake-recipe/index.html
Carrot Cake: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/carrot_cake.html
Chocolate Cake: http://www.recipegirl.com/2010/01/07/chocolate-cake-a-low-sugar-low-fat-recipe/
Or, skip the cake and try something new!
Fruit and yogurt parfaits
Sugar-free pudding parfaits
Rice Krispy Treats
Fruit juice popsicles
Strawberry shortcake (with angel food cake)
Here are more websites to browse for healthy desserts: