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The CrAzY month of March - food around every corner!!

Friday, March 01, 2013

March is a crazy month.
I have two sons (out of my 5) with birthdays. My nephew has a birthday. This equals three separate birthday celebrations - and our family celebrates with food. And lots of it. Add in Easter and you've got temptation coming in from every direction!

So, as I'm making my grocery list for Barrett's (Bear's) birthday party on Sunday, I'm planning healthy options each step of the way. I've added a veggie tray to the appetizers, a salad (to go with his macaroni and cheese extravaganza - four varieties of cheese filled bliss) and healthy granola bars and low-fat ice cream to go with the regular cake and ice cream. I will enjoy some of the mac and cheese and I will have a piece of cake. But I will NOT have a vat of mac and cheese or a huge chunk of cake!!

I'm also thinking ahead of some low sugar/healthier type cookies to take to my nephew's party next Sunday. I've done the pumpkin/cake mix things a bunch of times... needing something different. I'll think of something!! Just need to be creative. I have a few more weeks to plan for Ben's birthday and Easter...
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  • v FUSIONFITNESS3
    Those are tough times. How come when we celebrate we do it best with lots of rich, calorie-laden foods.
    You're a wise woman planning ahead for these events. You will survive the month. You can do this.
    Maria
    1276 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    Sounds like you have some great plans to get thru the month in a healthy way! Keep up the great work~!
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    1276 days ago
  • v HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE
    This month sounds like it's going to be crazy hard to deal with. I know you can do it though. There are lots of low cal options, and you'r a whiz in the kitchen ; ) This is the first year I'm going to have to "survive" Easter... I'm struggling sister...
    1277 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    This no added sugar banana bread is good, makes 12 cupcakes. 112 calories each

    http://recipes.sparkpeople.
    com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=21
    63155
    1277 days ago
  • v ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1277 days ago
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