Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MORE S'mores!

May 14, 2011

As you know we (Ryan and I) don't give our children sugar. Why?


  1. Diabetes runs in the family

  2. It's not good for you

  3. It can lead to health/weight issues

  4. We want our children to like healthy foods and BE healthy

Need I say more?

Well we knew that we would start giving our kids A LITTLE sugar at a time as they get older.....so, here is Ezra enjoying some of his first sugar.....


(or should I say s'more..he got one marshmallow and one graham cracker...NO CHOCOLATE!)
He thought it was pretty tasty! He wanted, more, more, MORE!

Sugar makes him a little wild....even more than normal....YIKES!!! We will be keeping the sugar to a minimum!

So I know there are several people out there (I WILL NOT name names) Who think it's a green light to give Ezra sugary junk now. The answer is NO! Sugar will still be very rare for him....If you want to give him a treat raisins and juice boxes are just like candy to this boy.

Something that is REALLY important to me is ingredients! I try to avoid (and do so almost completely) HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP and PARTIALLY or FULLY HYDROGENATED OIL. It is illegal to put these ingredients into food in Australia...ILLEGAL! I also try to avoid dye and other things as well. Look at your food labels....they sneak this stuff into EVERYTHING! Even applesauce!!! I spend a lot of time reading labels to try and buy the best foods. Don't get me wrong I like treats!!! I just buy ones with healthier ingredients or make them from scratch. I am happy to report that I have found graham crackers that do not have HFCS and or PHO! First is the Kroger brand of chocolate graham crackers, the "original" flavor have those "bad" ingredients but the chocolate ones don't, weird! And for some delicious regular grahams....TRADER JOE'S, just came out with some. YAY!

Ok, I'm getting off my soapbox now.


Kacey Nielsen said...

I'll name names for you. Since I am pretty sure I haven't actually offered Ezra any food of any kind in a very long time I am pretty sure it wasn't me. (If it actually was, please forgive me. I'm pregnant and forgetful)

And since the only other two to witness the S'more eating were Ashley and Stacie, I am putting my money on... STACIE. Shame on you Stacie! Tempting Ezra with the forbidden food! Shame!!!

Hmm... maybe I am the one who has consumed a little too much sugar this evening...


Chelsea said...

I couldn't agree more with your soapbox! My inlaws are junk-food freaks - you'd die around them! It's like I have to keep bubbles around my children or they'd end up in a diabetic coma with all the crap snuck under the table to them....
Cute pics!!