Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yes, I give my kids treats!

Just because I "preach" nutrition in kids doesn't mean I never let my kids indulge in a sweet treat! When giving them goodies, I do try to do it the best way I can. Instead of buying pre-made sweets, I make my own from scratch as often as possible.

For instance, a Little Debbie brownie has a long list of ingredients that include preservatives and artificial colors/flavors. I can make my own from scratch, and I can recognize and pronounce all of the ingredients, they taste better, and they have less fat/calories per serving!

Cookie dough is easy to make in large batches and freeze for future use. Instead of buying packaged cookies full of junky ingredients, I like to make whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.YUM!

The list goes on and on - making almost anything from scratch is better than buying it pre-made, and me makes me feel a little better about indulging the kids every now and then.


  1. I can't bake to save my life, but my MIL is an awesome baker. She found a bunch of recipes in a magazine a while back of Hostess homemade knockoffs. They were so good! I think I told you about this, but if I didn't and you want the recipes, let me know and I'll send them to you. Homemade twinkies and snowballs and cupcakes. YUM!

  2. Somewhere on EpiLog recently I saw Michael Pollan quoted as saying "Eat as much junk food as you like, as long as you make it yourself." It's sort of become my life motto. :)