An Easy, Healthy Birthday Treat!

Ah, the old "bring-a-birthday-treat-to-school" gig!

You gotta love it, because your child feels so special to be honored by his or her classmates and everyone loves food! But why does it always have to be cupcakes and sugar? Can children be happy without the sugar?

My middle child turned 7 a few weeks ago, and I set out on a mission to see if they could.

After seriously perusing Costco's isles for a some healthy option, an hour later I was running short on time -- and still didn't have a plan! Shoots, now I needed something healthy and quick!

But then I got it: large circular multigrain crackers with cream cheese spread atop. Add a dried cranberry smile and chocolate chip eyes and nose.

Easy, healthy birthday treat!

When I brought it to my daughter's first grade class, the whole class was super excited -- you would have thought I brought them each a chocolate cake!

So there you have it: Kids can be happy with healthy food. Next time it's your child's birthday, I challenge you to skip the sugar. Try this recipe instead!

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About Heidi

My name is Heidi and I live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I have three young girls and a baby son, and a husband who makes me laugh. We love to turn up the music and dance in the livingroom, bend down and smell fresh grass, and play at the beach in the sunshine. I run a stand up paddle school, sharing good times with tourists on the island. I love teaching stand up paddling, and it proves a challenge to do a good job raising a family while running a business. Like my post? Please leave a comment.
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One Response to An Easy, Healthy Birthday Treat!

  1. Kerri says:

    I took fresh fruit kabobs to Carter’s preschool party — SUCH a hit!!!!! I did a pattern (hello, math!) of grapes, strawberries and pineapple.

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