Have you participated in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats For Toys campaign yet? Last week I told you all about this amazing opportunity to give back to a family in need, but if you forget the details here they are:
I have never made a Rice Krispies Treat in my adult life. Well, until today that is. I never thought of doing it before, but with the Treats for Toys Holiday Program there is no better time to start.
I’m pretty careful when it comes to choosing a zero calorie sweetener. There are so many chemical-filled messes out there, and the majority of them have some nasty side effects. It has always been a battle, do I put a zero calorie sweetener in my coffee and endure the painful headaches/stomach aches that are damaging my health or do I just bite the bullet with the calorie laden sugar? Then I tried the stevia sweetener, Truvia, and everything changed.
I have been doing a lot of reading on wheat/gluten products and the affects it can have on your overall health. The bloating, weight gain, intolerances and the overall damaging effects (when consumed in high amounts) scares me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do still eat wheat products but I do so in moderation. A few recipes I have been coming across lately have been substituting wheat flour with oat flour and it peaked my interest.
I’m fairly cautious when it comes to what I feed Carter. I have been trying my best to stay away from chemical laden and empty caloric snacks and to feed him whole, nutritious foods. I never thought that it would actually be a challenge. I’m having a problem with food in general when it comes to my son. He will either refuse to eat it or only have a tiny amount and not be full. It’s frustrating. When it comes to snacks: he won’t let you feed him. He only wants to feed himself – but he can’t live off of cheese and toddler snacks forever (I hate giving him those toddler snacks). I was inspired one day when I came across a muffin idea using jarred baby food from my mom. I never thought about baking with baby food. The particular recipe was loaded with butter, sugar and a lot of junk so today. Here is the recipe for Healthy Toddler Muffins.
There’s something about Spring. After the snow melts and that one much needed rainfall to clean up the area – it’s a time to start over. Most people like to start fresh in January, it only makes sense with a new year and all but not me. I have a lot of “new” going on: new city, new house (hopefully by next week) and a new lifestyle. This morning was the first real time that it has hit me that Spring has sprung and I’m more then ready to hit the refresh button.
On Sunday we had Carter’s cake smash, and I wanted to use my giant cupcake pan. I’m pretty proud of the results.
These days I don’t bake near as much as I used to, at least I try not to. As much as I love the process (and the results) I’m
obsessive focused on my health and weight loss goals. I don’t have too much will power, so if there are sweets in the house; they’re not there for long. Not wanting to deprive myself I have settled with doing up a dessert for my husband and I to enjoy once a month. This month’s dessert was cinnamon buns and I’m about to share the best cinnamon recipe ever.