Clean Eating Birthday Party
Clean Eating Birthday Party
Preparing a toxin free organic party is intimidating at first but is actually not that hard. All parties take planning. I started by finding recipes and converting them into clean versions. I made my ingredient list and got cracking. Below are recipes to a delicious and filling party spread. Enjoy!
Organic Fruit and Veggie Tray: Wash and cut your favorite organic fruit and veggies accompanied by an array of organic cheeses.
Clean Chili (Serves 6-7)
Directions:Recipe can be doubled or tripled easily! It freezes well too.
Desserts (Yes, Plural )
Chocolate Cupcakes (Makes 24)
2.5 C organic whole wheat flour or organic all-purpose flour
1.25 tsp baking powder (gmo and aluminum free)
2.25 tsp baking soda1.25 C organic cocoa powder
1.25 tsp salt
2.5 C organic sugar (can substitute with organic raw honey)
2 large free range chicken eggs
1.25 C warm water
1.25 tsp organic vanilla
0.5 + 2 TB melted organic butter or organic applesauce
1.25 C Milk vingar mixture (Mix 2.5 TB of vinegar + milk to = 1.25 C Let mixture sour for a few minutes)
1. Mix the first 6 ingredients together.
2. Whisk in eggs, water, milk mixture, butter, and vanilla
3. Mix for 3 minutes
4. Pour batter into cupcake liners.
5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
1/3 C solid organic butter
1/4 C sea salt
1 tsp organic vanilla or chopped up organic vanilla bean
3.5 C organic powdered sugar
3-4 TB organic milk
1. Use an electric mixture to mix butter, salt, and vanilla.
2. Add powdered sugar and mix.
3. Add milk and mix until it turns into frosting.
To make it chocolate, add 1/4 cup of organic cocoa powder.
If you have leftovers after frosting your cupcakes, than you can freeze it :)
We also put chocolate covered strawberries on top for added decoration.
If you want to add color to your frosting, hear is a link for toxin free food colors. I like to raspberries and spinach at Christmas time.
Chocolate Covered Organic Raspberries
This is just like my chocolate covered strawberries recipe, but with raspberries instead. Prepare the chocolate the same, and skewer 2 organic raspberries on a toothpick. Dip in chocolate and let it harden in the fridge. These will fly off the plate when the desserts come out! If you want added decadence, sprinkle with organic powdered sugar.
Clean Ice Cream
I find this one to be tricky! I have yet to find an ice cream that is organic and clean. Most organic ice creams have soy lecithin or carageenan in it, which, in my opinion, should be avoided. If you want, you could make your own from scratch, but I found Trader Joe's Vanilla Ice Cream to be satisfactory for ingredients. It tastes very very good too! Here are some picks so you can see the ingredients for your self.