I’m one of those moms who doesn’t like to fill my kids up with sugar. When I bake, I only use half the sugar suggested in the recipes. I still dilute my children’s juices with half water. I purchase no sugar added or less sugar food products, but no artificial sweeteners either. I watch the high fructose syrups in food ingredients. I don’t give my children a lot of candy or desserts.
Some of you are nodding your head agreeing with me. Others maybe shaking your head thinking, “Oh, she’s one of those annoying moms.” Either way, certain holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween make it difficult for me. A huge part of the holiday is centered around candy and chocolate. So I am always looking for alternatives. This year, I will be filling Easter eggs with…
- Coins. Nickels, quarters and dimes.
- Small amounts of candy. Or try healthy snacks like dried fruits.
- Small trinkets or toys. Make sure they are age appropriate.
- Accessories. For girls you can do hair clips, necklaces, bracelets or rings. For boys are a bit harder, at least for me since I don’t have any boys. But you can try bow ties, colored shoe laces or neck ties.
» Tell me… What is your take on sugar and giving it to your kids? What will you be filling your Easter eggs with this year?