Monday, 13 February 2012

A Little Lunchbox Love

It's funny, when I see shopfronts overflowing with chocolates, flowers & teddy bears around Valentines Day, I tend to cringe a little, but then I always do something, just can't let it slip by, I guess I'm a hopeless romantic at heart.   

 I prefer expressions of the non-commercial kind though, and couldn't wait for today, so yesterday I popped some loving goodness in my littlies lunchboxes, and I was inspired to write a little poem for my sweet man. 

This morning I was greeted with some lovely flowers handpicked from the garden, and that really made my day!

Happy Valentines Day to you all, hope you are feeling the love today!


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Sneaky Snacks

Although I blog about cake decorating quite often, cupcakes, muffins etc are just an occasional treat in our household, really!   Hmm "treats", are we really treating our bodies when we eat these?  Food for thought (pardon the pun)..

Anyway, occasional "treats" aside, I've been thinking more and more about this sneaky sugar character, who also pops up in less obvious foods like bread, crackers and muesli bars to name a few.  More than ever, I'm determined to see less sugar in our lives, it's so addictive, is it not? So, I've decided to become a little sneaky myself, and try reducing or replacing more of  it in my baking without foregoing too much enjoyment, hmm is this really possible (afterall, food is to be enjoyed right?).  

With school now back, this muesli bar recipe was just the thing I was after, it's both healthy and yummy, with no sneaky refined sugar, just a little natural honey and dried fruit, it's perfect for the school box or afternoon pick-me-up.

The best part is that my kids love it, and I don't feel one bit guilty about giving them this treat more than occasionally! 

Do you have any healthy snacks ideas that are popular with your kids?