Kick The Habit For Good While Shopping !!
March 27, 2007 12:48pm CST
Avoid the snack aisle of the supermarket - what the eye doesn't see the heart doesn't grieve over. Slip notes or stickers into their lunch box as a surprise and win them over, you could include a riddle or joke or some words of encouragement. Plan to bake and involve the kids, most muffins freeze well and can be made in under half an hour. Make biscuits that yield at least 3 - 4 dozen. Let the kids add sprinkles or icing. Scones are low fat, fast, cheap to make and really filling, make them sweet or savoury and freeze. Make up cookie dough and freeze in balls that can be baked from frozen for fresh cookies in a flash. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of their sandwiches, cheese slices and ham; they won't know whether to eat the star first or bite the head off the Marmite man!
12 Apr 07
I suppose I am showing my age but I really do not understand all this kerfuffle over junk food. When I was young I ate virtually everything I was given, unless it was someething that actually made me sick, and I had a weekly treat and thought it was absolute heaven. I think the problem is that affluence has confused people's logic in that because they can afford all these allegedly "bad for you" foods that means they have to have them at every meal. I think if there were a campaign to encourage people back to the old style "treats" now and then regime we had in our childhood and if people adopted it there would be no more problems with junk food. After all, a lot of the stuff DOES taste nice, and it certainly puts a shine on a special day. It's just when it is eaten every day or at every meal that it becomes a problem. You are right about the shapes though! Even when I was a child my Mum did that, and they SHE ate all the offcuts for her lunch! Those were the days.