This morning was a lazy day in our house. I didn't have to work and my kids didn't have any plans. I wanted to re-create my childhood breakfast joy, but without the sugary cereal. So we designed this recipe for chocolate and banana pancakes. The kids even helped me cook them! It was the perfect school holiday treat breakfast (without the sugar, in fact this recipe has no added sugar and we didn't even put anything on them).
Another sugary tradition we have changed is taking a birthday cake to school. Now, I'm not as mean as you think, I let my kids have cake on their birthdays but I think one or two (if you count the birthday party) is enough. So to take to school on birthdays, they choose either fruit to share (have a look at the number 4 strawberries I made in it doesn't have to be unhealthy or the number 7 fruit salad) or a small gift (balloons, invites, puzzles, pencils).
Special treats are fine sometimes but I think our world is over flowing with treats. Sometimes it is nice to think of more nutritious alternatives to some of our food traditions.
What food traditions do you have?
(of course we also have the tradition of having a traffic light of vegetables on our lunch and dinner plate each day. Read more on increasing colours).