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#1 of 11 Old 02-24-2011, 12:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm having my boy's 1st birthday party tomorrow and I still don't know what to do for the dessert.  I've never liked the "give your baby a cake and watch them go nuts" tradition.  Plus, he's never really had sugar, wheat, or any grains (he just has fruit, all veggies, meat, some nuts and a little dairy.  No allergies, I just think the paleo diet is the healthiest, and he seems to love it.)

 

....so I just feel like I'd be giving him something that will most likely give him a stomach ache and make him feel like crap.  Dh kinda feels like I'm being the birthday grinch and in his family, it's almost as if you can't become another year older unless you have birthday cake.  :)

 

I need something that is decently healthy, fun, and that adults will like too.

 

I would LOVE some suggestions.  (quick!)  :)

 

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Maybe a pretty fruit salad with some homemade whipped cream for him (I would suggest some yummy homemade granola crunchies too, but i see you don't do grains)?

 

A beautiful fruit tart for the visiting adults?

 

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Maybe a pretty fruit salad with some homemade whipped cream for him (I would suggest some yummy homemade granola crunchies too, but i see you don't do grains)?

 

A beautiful fruit tart for the visiting adults?

 


I have seen birthday cakes shaped out of fresh fruit -

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Perhaps a fruit crisp like this one?  http://www.elanaspantry.com/revised-peach-crisp/

Or Banana "ice cream": http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/stay-cool/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-with-just-one-ingredient-093414


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My boys first birthday is next week - we are vegan and he's never had wheat or sugar/sweeteners. My plan is to use the 'cream' from a can of full-fat coconut milk, melt it soft and then blend it with raspberries, pour it into a mold and refrigerate it until it firms up. Voila! Pink dessert! Garnished with whipped coconut oil (like frosting) and fresh berries.  =)


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we had banana bread for DD's 1st bday. everyone loved it! 

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Sayward! That sounds lovely! Maybe if you are still around you could tell us how it turned out! (ps. loved your blog!)

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I'm positive you could do an excellent raw nut-crust tart base (with banana and/or dried fruit), bit of cream cheese, and top with fresh fruit.

 

Fruit cakes are adorable - melons make for really good ones.  Here is a link to one I've seen that's mostly watermelon.

 

 

 

And whoops - didn't see that you were hoping for ideas for tomorrow (tomorrow last week, or so. . .).  Hope you found a good option & had a good party.

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I'm positive you could do an excellent raw nut-crust tart base (with banana and/or dried fruit), bit of cream cheese, and top with fresh fruit.

 

Fruit cakes are adorable - melons make for really good ones.  Here is a link to one I've seen that's mostly watermelon.

 

 

 

And whoops - didn't see that you were hoping for ideas for tomorrow (tomorrow last week, or so. . .).  Hope you found a good option & had a good party.

 

yum, that sounds delicious! raw nut crust with cream cheese! maybe some dates too!

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