Monday, April 11, 2011

Fruits and Veggies and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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"Can I have a treat?"
"Can I have a piece of candy?"
"Can I have a cookie?"
"Can I have something to eat that will give me lots of cavities and make my blood sugar level sky rocket?"

These are some of the repeater questions I loath. It seems they frequent the halls of this home on a regular basis. What to do with all of these treat hounds around here? 

Slice it up nice....

Serve it up twice, or thrice (is that a word?)

Fresh fruits and vegetables. That's what I'm talking about! We like treats around here, it's no secret. But having fresh fruits and veggies around the house at all times makes me feel a lot better about the nutrition of my kidlets. I offer fruit and veggies a lot...a real lot....and  am  finding my kids are developing a love for them. Few. What a relief. 

I don't try and sneak artichokes into cookies dough...
I don't blend up spinach with chocolate sauce and pour it over ice cream.
I don't pour tomato juice over the top of rice crispy treats.

I just chop up carrots sticks for their lunch, and bring apples to the park, and steam up frozen peas with dinner, and slice up oranges after school.

You know. We try and eat the good for you stuff. I offer it. Serve it. Place it in front of their cute faces. 
Then after the carrot sticks we have a cookie. I can not tell a lie.

How about you? 

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