Did this one catch you off guard? For most of the challenge, I've been promoting low sugar, healthy foods- so why all of a sudden am I suggesting that you make dessert?
If you've ever tried going on a diet, you know that it's much easier to stick to a diet if you don't feel deprived. Sometimes we become enthusiastic about embracing a new way of eating and we forget to sometimes take a break a be "real."
So, today: relax. Let you kids know that sometimes it's ok to have treats, and enjoy making a dessert together.
Notice, though, that I said, Make dessert. There's a big difference between a homemade confection in which you control the ingredients and a pre-package processed treat.
I also highly suggest using whole wheat flour. I've made all kinds of cookies with whole wheat flour and even the pickiest of eaters haven't even noticed. I do, however, usually use less flour than is called for since the whole wheat flour is more dense.
If you're looking for some sweet treats that are also healthy, check out these sites:
Whole New Mom - She has tons of great recipes but the Almond Joy Bars look beyond Amazing!!!
Chocolate Covered Katie- Deemed "The Healthy Dessert" blog, she has recipes for all kinds of delicious looking stuff that's actually good for you!
What's your favorite treat?