Looking for a way to stop the sugar rush before it starts? I came up with this recipe in an attempt to stop the sugar rush so my kids can be their naturally sweet selves. It’s chock full of ingredients that have been shown to slow sugar absorption such as whole grains, fiber, healthy fat, and cinnamon. It’s not only delicious and healthy, but it really helps to balance their blood sugar so I’m not dealing with four hyper kids!
So far we’ve hit two big bumps along our junk free journey: school/sports and ADHD. To be honest we hit the bump of school and sports and fell right out of the apple cart into the junk river. Yep, just when we were hitting our stride on our journey life started to speed up and the junk started to creep back in. Not a good thing when you’re writing a blog about eating real food!
As our kids started getting into school it seemed that every other day they were being given candy and treats. You might expect this for birthdays – but for “learning” opportunities too, as in “here are some skittles to help you learn math”. They were also surrounded by junk food during sports from the snack shack to the well meaning parents who brought cookies and Gatorade as after game snacks. If you have kids, you know the drill. They started dipping their toes into the river of junk and before we knew it they were completely swimming in it. As they started eating more junk, I stopped blogging as much because all of a sudden we weren’t living what I was learning!
An ADHD SOS
About this time two of our boys were diagnosed with ADHD and all of a sudden it snapped things back into focus. Continue reading