Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternatives

by

healthy-first-birthday-cake-alternativesThere’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:

Fruit Tart: http://www.everydayfamily.com/blog/fruit-tart-recipe/

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!

Baked apples
Fruit and yogurt parfaits
Frozen yogurt
Sugar-free pudding parfaits
Fruit smoothies
Low-fat brownies
Rice Krispy Treats
Fruit juice popsicles
Strawberry shortcake (with angel food cake)

Here are more websites to browse for healthy desserts:

http://www.cookinglight.com/
http://www.free-gourmet-recipes.com
http://www.wholeliving.com
http://www.joyofbaking.com

What do you think? Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternatives

Home > Lifestyle > Celebrations > Birthdays > Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternatives
More to learn more to love
Everyday extras

Tell us what you think!

8 comments

  1. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Love the fruit tart! :)

  2. Avatar of AAIDYNsMOMMA AAIDYNsMOMMA says:

    I would most DEFINITELY do the Fruit Tart…Those are delicious…

  3. Avatar of acidboy101 acidboy101 says:

    Wow, that looks amazing. I really do love healthy desserts. You guys should check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6MO4ZOk1M

  4. Sounds Yummy! Here is another recipie, I used this one because I was wanting to decorate the cake to look like a traditional birthday cake for the cake smash pictures. http://littleonceboutique.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-first-birthday-cake-recipie.html

Track your
baby's development

Enter your due date or baby's birth date

Poll Question:

Did becoming a parent affect your political concerns?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

View Comments

EverydayFamily Product Showcase
server ip: 127.0.0.1