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Healthy Cake Smash Ideas

Who doesn’t love those adorable cake smash photos of little ones on their first birthdays?

If your baby is sensitive or allergic to foods, a cake smash may feel out of the question for you. Birthday parties are also usually very busy days, and may not be the time when you want your baby to have their first taste of refined sugar.

Fret not! There are lots of great options to try that are just as fun, but a lot healthier!

Watermelon Smash

Gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free

You can go really simple and give your little one wedges of watermelon to devour and smash, or you can slice the watermelon into a cake shape and smother with some coconut whipped cream (see below) and make a cake look-a-like.

To cut: Slice the top and bottom ends off the watermelon. Then, cut off the rinds along the sides. Smother with whipped cream and op with your favourite fruits, granola, nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever suits you!

Clean Whipped Cream

Gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free

A great alternative to your traditional icing with just a touch of sweetness. Use as topping for fruit, your favourite mini muffin, or just eat it with a spoon!

How to make it: Put a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight. The cream and liquid will separate, once it is fully chilled. Scoop out the cream and add 2-3 tsp of maple syrup. Blend with hand mixer for approx. 5 minutes until fluffy.

Muffin “Cupcakes”

Gluten, dairy, and soy-free

Choose one of your favourite healthy muffin recipes, and top with whipped cream, or serve plain. Carrot, banana, zucchini, blueberry – the options are endless! My favourite:

Green Smoothie Muffins

2.5 c spinach

2 bananas

½ c protein powder (or more oats)

2 tbsp pitted dates

¾ c almond milk, unsweetened

2 eggs

2 c rolled oats

1 tbsp baking powder

Blend together spinach, bananas, protein powder, dates and almond milk until smooth. Add eggs, oats and baking powder and blend until mixed. Brush muffin liners with coconut oil, and scoop batter into liners. Bake 18-20 minutes at 375F.

Banana Soft Serve

Gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free

This one is super easy, yet so delicious. Blend together 2 frozen, overripe bananas with 2 tbsp of your favourite milk or milk alternative (coconut, almond, cashew, etc.), and voila – healthy icecream! Add in flavours to your desire! Some of my favourite combos are cocoa and peanut butter, vanilla and strawberries or maple and walnuts.

Chia Jam

Gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free

Use as a spread on muffins or an alternative to icing on cakes. This jam is made of fresh berries, a bit of maple syrup and chia seeds.

The recipe I love is from Oh She Glows

Black Bean Brownies

Gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free

A guilt-free indulgence!

There’s lots of great recipes out there, but my tried & true recipe is here

Non-Cake Smash

Lots of other foods can be fun for getting messy! Spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, yogurt and berries, tacos, yogurt paint (or coconut yogurt for our dairy-free babes!), pancakes, waffles and so on! Get creative!