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HOW-TO have a tummy friendly kids party

Posted on the January 11, 2016.
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Yes I am one of THOSE mums. The ones who are crazy enough to hold their kids 1st Birthday Party with NO refined sugar, NO gluten & NO dairy.
Firstly, yes it is possible.
Secondly, no we didn’t just eat celery and carrot sticks dipped in hummus… Although that was great too!

So my beautiful little boy turned the big 1 last week and yesterday we threw him an awesome ‘Safari’ party to celebrate!

I did hear that one guest asked another before coming, “Will there be fairy bread at this first birthday?” Another also went through the big golden arches before attending incase they were to starve, LOL.

No we did not just eat celery and carrot sticks… Although that was great too!
We had wholesome snacks & salads, free range chicken and grass-fed meat & superfood goodness for dessert! All free of any traces of refined sugar, gluten and dairy. Everything was home made, including the birthday cake.

Everyone had a great time and went home feeling both surprised and satisfied at my healthy feast. My mother-in-law says I have “out-done myself” in all my efforts. She and the other guests were taken by my deliciously rich paleo chocolate mud cake…

So WHY would you want to have a “tummy friendly” kids party?
Well for me it wasn’t an option to have anything else.
Turn the party around into a refined sugar filled, gluten filled & dairy filled party and you’d have kids screaming running around crazy on sugar highs, loaded with added colours and preservatives and sore tummies after consuming too much fructose, gluten, dairy from your typical kids finger food party.

My little one unfortunately has his mummy’s very sensitive tummy and is allergic to many foods and chemicals. Although we choose to see this as a blessing so that his mind body and soul is filled with a very much wholesome diet and lifestyle.

It is common for many people to think that you must go without when you remove refined sugars, gluten and dairy from your diet. I only wish there could be more education on eating more whole foods, foods that mother nature has provided for us. There’s nothing “hurt-guru” about it! It’s really quite simple, and delicious!!

So here is, in brief what we ate + my recipe for a decedent wholesome Birthday cake, Chocolate Mud Cake. Enjoy! xx


- Veggie stick platter with brown rice crackers and hummus.

- Sun-dried tomatoes, Olives and a tiny bit of Cheddar Cheese for those who love their mederterainian platters! (Although this was the only dairy)
Enjoyed with some quinoa wafers.

- Flaxseed and carrot “chips” in place of corn chips.

- Veggie chips

- Fruit platter


- BBQ: Grass-fed hamburgers/sausages, free-range marinated chicken wings and chicken skewers.

- Greek Salad

- Quinoa, goats cheese & goji berry salad

- Brown rice salad

- Potato salad (Dairy-free! Made with whole-grain mustard)


- Birthday Cake: Chocolate Mud Cake

- Bliss ball “cake pops”

- Frozen banana pops coated in raw chocolate and nuts

- Paleo choc-chip cookies

- Fruit Platter

( Oh, and my mum was so worried, she also bought a ‘Fruit Fland’ Cake for “the other people” because not everyone likes healthy food! Apparently… They all loved my chocolate cake but!!

Deceadent Paleo Chocolate Mud Cake

Serves: about 20, more depending on size of slices.

Leo Cake 1



1 cup raw cacao powder

1cup coconut flour

5 tsp gluten-free baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon OR a couple of doTERRA’s cinnamon essential oil !

pinch of sea salt

dozen free range eggs

1 cup rice malt syrup

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup full fat coconut milk

2 tsp vanilla powder


2 ripe avocados

1 cup raw cacao powder

1 cup rice malt syrup


1. Pre-heat oven to 160  degrees for a fan forced oven.
Half the measurements of cake ingredients to make the base cake layer.
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Wisk in eggs, syrup, olive oils and coconut milk to the dry ingredients (again, only half the measurements listed in ingredients).

3. Once all combined and smooth, pour batter into a lined 20cm cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes. Remember to keep a close eye! Could vary depending on your oven! Check to make sure there’s no more wet ingredients by poking a knife or skewer in your cake to check.

4. Once out of the oven allow the cake to cool on the bench. Carefully remove from cake tin onto a plate/serving dish for now, and coat in chocolate icing all over!
Let icing set on base layer for an hour or so in the fridge before placing top cake layer on top!

5. To make icing simply place all ingredients in a food processor or combine with a hand held mixer until light and smooth.

6. Repeat the process to make top cake for second layer and coat again all over in remaining icing. Allow icing to set on cake again for an hour or so in the fridge before serving and eating.



Leo cake

Taylah. xx

Taylah Halfhyde


Taylah Halfhyde is a Holistic Health Coach based in Melbourne, Australia. Her mission is to inspire and transform the lives of women so they can live healthier, happier lives! She feels passionate about supporting women to overcome issues such as digestive complaints, hormonal imbalances, weight loss, emotional eating, stress and anxiety. Taylah coaches woman one-on-one all over the world via phone & Skype consults. You can visit her blog and check out her services over at www.lovelightwellness.com.au, a sacred, loving space for women to connect, relate & support each other.

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