Ah, the old "bring-a-birthday-treat-to-school" gig!
You gotta love it, because your child feels so special to be honored by his or her classmates and everyone loves food! But why does it always have to be cupcakes and sugar? Can children be happy without the sugar?
My middle child turned 7 a few weeks ago, and I set out on a mission to see if they could.
After seriously perusing Costco's isles for a some healthy option, an hour later I was running short on time -- and still didn't have a plan! Shoots, now I needed something healthy and quick!
But then I got it: large circular multigrain crackers with cream cheese spread atop. Add a dried cranberry smile and chocolate chip eyes and nose.
When I brought it to my daughter's first grade class, the whole class was super excited -- you would have thought I brought them each a chocolate cake!
So there you have it: Kids can be happy with healthy food. Next time it's your child's birthday, I challenge you to skip the sugar. Try this recipe instead!