low sodium kids party food?
, Nov 18 2012 07:16 AM
21 replies to this topic
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:16 AM
Im in need of some low sodium foods for kids party. I will have a few lollies there for them, but one of the boys has nephrotic sydrome and is on a LOW sodium diet so instead of saying no to him for just about everything i would normally let them eat for their party i just wont have those kinds of foods there meaning no party pies,chips,sausages etc...
ill find out tomorrow if my baby is allergic to nuts too so they may need too be nut free too!
I'm doing cut up fruits on a stick, if i can find some low sodium bread ill do fairy bread, i think ill do jelly too in a cone or in a cup with a freddo?
hes still on the mend and not all that well so i dont want to let him have too much bad foods but dont want him to completely miss out.
hes allowed 120mg sodium per 100g
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:07 AM
Unfortunately most bread in Australia is high in sodium- I just checked it out for my Dad who was visiting from Canada. Ask his Mum if they use a certain brand of bread.
Also air popped popcorn should be ok- get a brown paper lunch bag avialable at woolies, put in raw popcorn, spray with a light spray of oil spray stuff, fold top of bag and put in the microwave for about 2 minutes. You might need to try a few times to get the right time. My microwave takes 3 minutes for about 1/4-/12 cup of popcorn. You can tell it is done when there is lots of popping close together and it starts to slow a bit. I take out the popped popcorn and put the rest back in. I have also burnt a lot until I knew my times!
-Could you do homemade meat pies or sausage rolls? I am not sure how much sodium is in basic pastry, but you could make a meat filling with less sodium. But I use spaghetti sauce for a meat pie base and that has lots of sodium in it. My husband says to use basic tomato sauce- I think the woolies brand is actually the best.
-Might sound silly but you can make chips out of all sorts of vegetables- KAle, beatroot, sweet potatoes- coudl beinteresting and colourful
- I make chips out of lebanese flat bread- use a spread nad garlic powder- or just toast the bread in the oven and serve with a dip- some kids like sour cream and chive dip etc, hommus
sorry, that is all I can think of. Good luck
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:27 AM
That's so nice of you to make that party food all suitable for him, things like that make a big difference when a kid already feels different.
How about things like:
home made oven dried apple chips
Chicken wings (BBQ or oven cooked) - marinate yourself in something not salty, like olive oil, garlic, herbs and lemon with a brush of honey for stickiness when nearly done?
Pikelets with unsalted butter and hundreds of thousands
Orange halves filled with jelly, then cut in half again
Decorated mini meringue type things
Edited by Schnitzelvonkrumb, 18 November 2012 - 08:27 AM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:51 AM
Thanks for the ideas! ill give some a go this week and see if the kids like them, then ill make for the party!
home made chips are a good idea! i think ill have to buy one of those dryer thingys you can make veg chips in!
Pastry alone has more than double what hes allowed! i never realised how much sodium is in EVERYTHING! i havent found a bread that hes allowed to have yet. Even self raising flour has too much sodium!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Could you ask his parens for advice on what products would be suitable?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:32 PM
sorry! we have all boys and always refer to them as the boys lol so i didnt mean one of the kids coming, i meant its our boy! :-) (my step son)
hes only just been diagnosed and out of hospital a week now so we are still new to finding foods that will suit his new diet & that a 2.5 yr old will like! although hes not overly fussy! in saying that though his mother does say he wont eat hardly anything for her just bread and corn and bits and pieces, everything i seem to hand him he eats straight away! (when i say hand him its because i dont ask do you want this because the answer is always no, if i just hand it to him he eats it!)
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:08 PM
Aahhhh, I took it to mean a guest! Makes it a bit hard to ask for advice then, hey lol.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:05 PM
Pikelets made with unsalted butter and served with jam
frog in the pond made with jelly and freddo is a good idea
I'm sure there'd be some kind of low-sodium chicken marinade for chicken wings.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:18 PM
would filo pastry have less salt? if it is you could try it for sausage rolls, or make your own pastry?
have you googled low salt party food? probably loads of choices
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:53 AM
strawberries dipped in chocolate or if you have a chocolate fountain get some fruit to dip in the chocolate.
air popped popcorn (you can get cheap machines that do this)
Not sure about arrowroot biscuits, but they can decorate their own with icing sugar and put lollies on them
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:31 AM
i did google it but couldnt find much! would it be weird to cook corn on the cob and have that out? both our big boys just LOVE corn on the cob.
boys love strawberries dipped in chocolate ill just have to check how much sodium in the chocolate first!
ohh arrowroot biscuits decorated would have been perfect but i just checked the packed and its 272 so too much!
I would have to find sausage meat thats low in salt too because thats usually high too!
so far i have
pop corn (home made so no salt)
jelly with frogs
fruit punch for drinks
ill have some lollies out too...
so still need a few more things!
i know the birthday cake will probaly have too much salt dont know how ill go there just have to give him a tiny tiny peice.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:52 AM
One of the most popular items at DS's 4th birthday was corn on the cob
ETA Just checked calorie king and for fresh corn on the cob 3mg/100g
Edited by Razman, 19 November 2012 - 10:55 AM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:53 AM
I make sausage rolls with mince. You can combine both beef and pork mince (pork keeps it moist) and knead them together (that's what makes the mince stick together iykwim. put in grated carrot/zuchini and wrap with puff pastry
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:05 AM
Great ill get some fresh corn on the cob during the week!
awesome thanks ill check the other pastry at the shops this week to see if its alright! sounds yumo!!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:11 AM
anyone know how to make your own bread crumbs?? i can make chicken nuggets with chicken thighs or breast cut into squares dipped in nautural yoghurt then in bread crumbs, but i need to make my own bread crumbs because it has too much salt!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:16 AM
it's just older bread whizzed up. or you could just leave the bread slices out for a little until they get a little dry then whizz them up
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
also you could make the pastry yourself yes alot of hard work but it could work
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:36 AM
Unless you can find a low salt bread or make your own bread the sodium in breadcrumbs will still be quite high. In the health food aisle of the supermarket there is a certain brand of cornflake crumbs that are very low in sodium - I think Organ brand?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:41 AM
yeah i was thinking of making my own bread, havent yet found a bread with low enough sodium but if the health section has them with low sodium id much rather do that!!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:20 PM
How about some chocolate crackles? Copha has no sodium in it but you'll need to use some plain puffed rice rather then rice bubbles. There are two versions of the puffed rice, get the one that looks more like rice bubbles rather then the one that is longer. The cocoa I have is too high in sodium (had NO idea that it had any in it because it is pure cocoa) but there might be a lower option or maybe carob powder if it is lower. White Christmas might work instead if you can't find cocoa low enough.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.
A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.
A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.
When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.
If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.
I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.
When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.
In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.
The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.
Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?
Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.
The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.
A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.
Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.
Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.
Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.
Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.
H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.
So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?
Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.
I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.
People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.
Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.
The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.
In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.
If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'
Free ticket offer
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!