Oh you guys. I have not only fallen off the healthy eating wagon, I have rolled up under the wheels and am currently lodged in the axles somewhere. It's not pretty. Yesterday, I tried on two different pairs of jeans before I found a third pair that fit. I'm not even going to tell you which jeans finally fit. (Hint: It rhymes with HAT JEANS.) This, combined with the fact that we've noticed that our four-year-old daughter, Maddie, is ridiculously affected by sugar consumption, is a perfect recipe for a Health Kick™.
We've decided to become a Mostly Sugar-Free Household. We're not trying to eliminate sugar from our diet entirely, especially for Maddie, because that's just insanity. Having sugary treats is part of childhood and my kid isn't going to be the one at the birthday party who's not allowed to have cake and ice cream. We just need to have sugar-free options at home and let the full-sugar items be rarities. Our kid is already really good at snacking on yogurt and fruit and other healthy choices and broccoli is her favorite food. Me, on the other hand, I'm a sugar-addicted train wreck.
I could really use any tips and tricks you have for getting through those horrible first weeks without sugar and any recipes you have for yummy sugar-free treats.