recipe for chatelaine.com: healthy pumpkin muffins31 October 2013
Today really feels like Halloween. It is perfectly erie…a rainy fall day that makes you want to stay inside and get cozy with a big cup of tea. The day also has that holiday feel to it, and you know kids and adults alike are getting excited to dress up tonight, have a great time and eat candy. Yes, I just said candy.
The topic of whether or not to allow your children to eat candy today has been up for debate all over nutrition blogs, social media and chat groups for the past week and many opinions have been raised. It is interesting to me that people can get so worked up about these types of situations in which their kids will be exposed to the S word. Of course it is not ideal (or encouraged) to feed your child sugar on the regular, and it is your job to properly nourish and educate them about what healthy choices are and what are not. But I think there is something to be said about kids being kids and enjoying a few wild nights here and there. In my opinion, the physical damage that may result from a few mini chocolate bars and packs of gummy bears is offset by the positive effects of the awesome time a kid can have being worry free, having a blast enjoying the holiday with friends. I am not saying we need candy to have fun, but for good or bad, candy is a reality of this holiday and saying it is off limits is not going to feel great for anyone. This does not have to be a free for all, but a slight deviation from the regular routine should be welcomed and enjoyed. As always I stress finding balance in life, and that should be how we approach this holiday.
About a month ago I came up with a pumpkin spice muffin for Chatelaine.com and felt it the perfect time to share here. This naturally sweet and super healthy snack both is holiday appropriate and super satisfying. And if I do say so myself, tastes WAY better than anything you can get dropped into your bucket tonight.
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