Something had to be done.
What’s your least favourite cleaning chore?
But don’t you remember those days when you were free to roam, even just in your backyard, and play without structure, without meaning, without trying to beat a certain score or level?
It’s so vital for children to get outside and play, yet they often stay inside because parents are working, tired from working, or the child themselves don’t think to go outside because they have so much (aka games) to do inside.
And as adults we are not helping. How often has it been a gorgeous day outside and yet you stayed in to finish that last thing on your computer? Hey, I’m guilty of it too, and it’s one of my least favourite qualities. But for the sake of our future children, I am working on learning how to balance working inside with playing outside, so I can encourage them to explore the woods, build forts, and rip up leaves to weave all the baskets their little fingers can handle. We need to encourage our children to go outside and play, because so many of them are forgetting how, and that is not a childhood worth remembering.
top row: mini gf banana donuts from Sweetly Raw / cinnamon sugar coated baked doughnuts from Eat Love and be Happy / baked cranberry orange donuts from Country Cleaver
middle row: baked strawberry donuts from Mary Quite Contrary Bakes / gf vegan chai pumpkin donuts from Gluten Free Foodies
bottom row: totally coconut doughnuts (gf) from Kumquat / maple sea salt doughnuts from Edible Perspective / chocolate cardamom tahini mini donuts from Purely Twins
I can’t lie, I’m a little skeptical. Really all that it means by healthy is that it’s baked. And I mean, aren’t doughnuts supposed to be the epitome of artery clogging heart attack inducing melt in your mouth deliciousness?
But I can’t remain a skeptic for too long now. I keep pinning these healthy donuts, so it’s only a matter of time before I make one of these bad boys.
To be honest, I’m probably only trying to remain a skeptic so that I don’t bake them and end up eating the entire dozen, convincing myself that it’s ok because they’re healthy.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Due to report card season (and being up to my eyeballs in paperwork) I won’t be posting tomorrow. Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a very happy father’s day!