This is Kara's birthday week! I'm big about birthdays here in our house, so the signs are hung, and I'm trying to make this week special for Kara. I'm going to try to take pictures of her with a cake in front of her and see how that goes. I was talking with a woman that I swim with today and she said for her daughter's birthdays, she asked close relatives to share a recipe for her daughter each year. Then when she gets married (if she does) or turns 30, etc, she'll have like 30 recipes, dating back to when she is one. I thought that was so cute and love that idea. I'm trying to think of anything else similar that I could do. Has anyone does anything like this?
Sugar for kids!
In the first year for both Nick & Kara, they didn't have sugar. From 1-2 it was totally limited and still is. Now, I'm not a nut job about it (at least I don't think so), we'll give Nick treats from time to time, he will eat birthday cake at celebrations, etc, but usually we don't give him his own huge helping or anything. We'll share with him or give him a small piece. Also I'll bake sometimes and give him pieces, he'll eat homemade power bars (which have brown rice syrup) and scoops of ice cream if we are eating it. I don't want my kids to think they are being deprived from sugar and become sugar addicts (you hear those stories) but I also think he really doesn't know what he is missing, so why introduce him to having dessert at this age? I was wondering when you started giving your kids desserts and what your thoughts are on sugar!
And here is a great oatmeal casserole - perfect post workout meal:
2 c steelcut oats (or regular old fashioned)
2 1/2 c milk (I used almond)
1tsp baking powder
1 egg white
1 T flax seed (ground) or ground chia
1/2 cup - handful - blueberries
Spray your dish with cooking spray or coconut oil. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, and bake @ 350 for approx 20 minutes or till set.