Easter, and starting a new health focus

On Saturday while out getting regular food to see us through the weekend I picked up some Skiddles filled eggs to hide for the kids.

I did this because I’m an idiot. We need more sugar in this house like we need another hole in our heads.

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Special treat: sweet, sugary breakfast foods

It’s still March Break here, so our mornings have been leisurely and relaxed. I decided to make French toast for breakfast the other day.

French toast, full of eggs, milk, cinnamon-sugar and maple syrup, is not a standard breakfast food for us. Neither are pancakes. We all tend to feel a fatigue-ish slump halfway through our day if we consume sugary or highly processed products first thing in the morning. So muffins, pastry, or sweetened cereals are usually out. No pancakes or French toast on school mornings, either.

But during March break, no one gets up early. We lounge around in pjs, have coffee and watch cartoons.

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Rink snack baggies

We are drowning in Halloween candy. It’s driving me bananas!

I’ve been meaning to ration it just so the kids don’t gorge on it all day (and they’ve been pretty good at controlling themselves, I must say) but it’s like we haven’t even made a dent.

Then I had an idea.

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