Friday, April 13, 2012

"i yike dis mom!!"

We have snack time every day after we pick up Braxton from school. It's a special time of day for us.

I don't give my kids a snack whenever they ask. I don't think it's good for their systems to constantly be digesting food. So we have designated times, and it works for us. If they ask for a snack during a not snack time it usually just means they are bored. I don't starve my kids, promise.

Sometimes we have homemade pie for after school snack. This is a special treat and the whole time they eat it I hear them saying how good it is and M repeats, "i yike dis, mom!"
Pie is one of my weaknesses. I love pie!! This is probably why I make it and let my kids eat it for snack. It was either share with them or eat the whole thing myself, so I shared!

If you are wondering if I think pie is healthy the answer is yes, in moderation. I make it myself using good ingredients. There are not any preservatives or additives. Just good old pie. Nothing wrong with that once in a while in my book. Obviously I don't think white flour and sugar are good for you, but once in a while if that's the worst thing you eat I think you are in good shape. It's all the artificial coloring's and preservatives that I have issues with.

Another snack that we've had this week as the sun has shown is smoothies. Yum! These are a favorite too and super fast, easy to make. Here is what I had, so here is what they got, all blended together to perfection....
1 banana
1 Tbs. orange juice concentrate
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup spinach
1 cup plain kefir
touch of water

This was super refreshing and after I poured their's I was stoked that there was plenty left for the momma. Now I will go sip with my lil sippers.

Happy Friday!

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