So the kids are having a Valentine’s day party at school, which means another day where the busy parents at Red Bank Primary all race to the store the night before the holiday and purchase 24 sugary cupcake treats for the kids to hand out, along with candy valentines.
Halloween saw 5 cupcakes per kid, full size ones, it was obscene!! I have never seen so much sugar in one place at the same time. The teacher didn’t even hand out everything that was brought, for example, there were so many sweet baked goods that the teacher never handed out any of the candy. In fact, she still has most of it in her class goody closet.
What’s worse is that there is a celebration in her class at least once, often twice a month. So these kids are getting an insane amount of sweets with surprising regularity.
We will be facing the sweetened abundance this wednesday at the next holiday school event. I want to bring something healthy for a snack, something that will at least provide a solid basis of blood sugar to help their little bodies absorb the sugar to come.
Anyone have any thoughts as to recipes? Monkey is bringing little stretchy dinosaurs in lieu of valentines so we have that covered, but I need to find a healthy, easy to make snack, preferably with protein in it.