Friday, March 03, 2006

Easter Treats
VH Melville
It’s not even saint Patrick’s day yet the Easter candy is already on the shelves.
Fill your Easter baskets with books, fruit, and a few sweet treats instead of only candy. Make your sweets select. Keep every toy in the basket age-appropriate. Even if you have a brilliant 2-year-old, don’t get him/her a toy meant for three-year-olds. This is for safety. You can even make a easter basket for yourself. :-)
1. Cadbury Cream Egg: 170 calories, 6 grams of fat
2. Sugar-Free Jelly Belly - 3.1 oz Bag is 80 calories per serving, 8 grams of fiber, and fat free. Make sure you don’t have reactions to the sugar substitute used in it.
3. Marshmallow Peeps Easter Candy Chicks: 5 Peeps are 160 calories
4. Malted Ball’s Mini Robin Eggs: 24 pieces are 170 calories, 5 grams of fat
5. A small apple or orange is another sweet lower calorie treat.


Non candy items to fill a basket with:
1. Spiritual poems
2. Coloring books with crayons
3. Homemade or store-bought Play Dough
4. Bubbles
5. Matchbox cars, dolls or stuffed bunnies.
6. A jump rope
7. A cassette or CD with music to dance to.

1 Comments:

Blogger Alex said...

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I started reading your post today and I was very impressed. 100 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment and I'm proud of you. I will keep reading your archives until I have read them all. Your writing is very honest and sounds very familiar. You have faced and overcome so many of the same stuggles I have. I have over 100 pounds to loose. I have lost and gained the same 30 pounds for the last year. I feel like I am smarter now and handling my stuggles a little better asking for help when I need it. I loved what you wrote about the cupcakes! I buy the Little Debbie Angel Food Cake snacks to have when that hunger for something sweet strikes, but I have mini cupcake pans and I have seen receipes for Angel Food Cake and even in the box ready mix ones. That's a great idea to make them mini and your right getting to eat the whole thing does make a difference.

Thanks for posting comments on the blog I share with Candee. It helps to know someone else has been in my shoes and is now a success story! I love to read those success stories, but getting to type or chat with one is even better!!

Thanks again for sharing you thoughts I am going to go back and read some more!!

Alex

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