I’m ready for a baking extravaganza tomorrow. It’s my little boy’s 4th birthday party on Sunday and I’m making everything, sugar and grain free.. Yes, even for a birthday party. He picked most of the food that he wants made. Even though I don’t eat fruit my kids do and there will be plenty of fresh fruit there.
On the menu we have:
Strawberry jam and chocolate crepe sushi
Zucchini chocolate mini muffins.
Kale chips (both kids asked for these!)
Amazing bread coconut fairy bread.
Rainbow fruit and veggie platter.
Coconut and cherry jelly boats.
Organic, grass fed sausages with grain free pizza wraps.
A grain free, sugar free birthday cake made into something to do with Optimus Prime and Transformers. Stay tuned for that one, when I work out how I’m doing it 😉
'Tutti Fruitti' bubble juice (the kids name for it) - lemon juice, coconut water, mineral water and some strawberry essence.
Of course recipes and photos will be posted as soon as I am able.
I feel good being able to do this for my kids. You don’t need to hype kids up on sugar for them to have a fabulous birthday, full of all the fun foods that birthdays are made of.
Even more exciting I have a grain free, refined sugar free, egg free, nut free cake idea ready to take to ‘school’ on Monday for Joe’s actual birthday.
Plus I’m working on a healthified Christmas Gingerbread house for a Christmas party next weekend 😊 I’ll be pretty stoked if that works like it think it will. I’ve even got a few ideas about healthy ‘lollies’ I can use to decorate it with.
Plus another rent inspection and Christmas plans to make and execute.
I’ll rest in mid January sometime.. Maybe. I do have a marathon to train for and a new house to get built after all.
Information on the current genetically modified crops grown or allowed to be imported into Australia.
Very thankful our new diet and lifestyle steers my family clear of all of these..
So starts the sugar wars.. A new book called ‘Don’t Quit Sugar’ is being released. This book, by Sydney nutritionist Cassie Platt, was written in direct response to Sarah Wilson’s book, ‘I Quit Sugar’.
I’ve only just started to research the arguments made in this book, but so far here are some of the articles I’ve found about the debate. Interestingly I haven’t found Cassie Platt’s blog on the topic.
News Article introducing the new book:
Nutritionist Christine Cronau discusses one of the main points of the book, that sugar is our cells preferred source of energy. As a interested follower of the LCHF way of eating I don’t believe this to be the case.
Sarah Wilson’s response to the book. Turns out Cassie Platt uses 3 of Sarah Wilson’s recipes in her book - go figure.
Stay tuned for more on this debate. I’m going to continue to research the new claims that sugar is necessary.
My take on it.. I believe in eating whole, real food. The rest is finer details. Personally I’ve been trying a low carb/high fat diet just to see how it makes me feel. It’s working for me so far. I don’t think fruit is ‘bad’, just not necessary. So I choose not to eat it. Remember It Is Just Food..