In 2014, my husband and oldest daughter have decided to try to go a year without eating sugary treats! Talia is not eating candy or cake/cookies on regular days but she will eat cake on special occasions- there are a few exceptions. Ken is really trying to stick with it for every day. This is a great goal and I'm impressed with them for sticking with it so far! It's helping me to think about being more healthy as well, as I try to cater to their choices.
Like many families with young children, we are busy! I am usually trying to think of snacks and meals that can be made quickly! One healthy treat that we love to make at our house is a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait!
It only takes a few ingredients and is very easy and quick to make.
I found my ingredients at The Real Canadian Superstore- I compared nutritional info on their Blue Menu Granola to another brand of granola and saw that this stuff is definitely lower in fat. With Ken & Talia's goal, they're okay with naturally occurring sugar and things like yogurt (even if technically there is some sugar added)- we're mostly worried about candy & baked sugary treats.
Start with yogurt and add granola.
Then sprinkle some fruit on top (we love berries around here,
but go with whatever you like and have on hand!)
Doesn't that look delicious? :)
These are a favourite around here - my kids get just as excited about these as they do about other treats that aren't as good for them!
If we're in even more of a hurry, we LOVE these yogurt bars! (It's like a pre made smoothie on a stick ;)