Its Starting to Look a lot Like Christmas


Alyssa has asked me quite a few times in the last week when we are going to get a christmas tree. Considering its still November and 70 degrees out I was trying to hold out a little longer. But she is at that age where she is just so excited about Christmas. She asks me every night if we can make cookies for Santa now. She wants to make our healthy banana cookies for him “since he has a big belly and doesn’t need too many unhealthy cookies”. She said if he gets cookies at everyones house, that is too many special treats for one night. I like her thinking. So before dinner tonight we satisfied her Christmas itch and went to pick out a tree!



After dinner we kind of back peddled holidays and had some pumpkin pie for dessert.  I made a healthy version. It doesn’t have crust (I’m not a pie crust fan, neither is Dave) and has very little sugar. Just enough to satisfy the craving.


Healthy pumpkin “pie” for 2

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup skim milk

1/3 cup egg whites

2 Tbs sugar

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

mix all together. Pour between 2 sprayed ramekins. cook at 425 for 10 minutes then lower to 350 for 40 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 111

Fat: 0 g

Sodium: 85 mg (4%)

Carbohydrates: 22 g

Fiber: 3 g

Sugar: 17.5 g

Protein: 6.5 g


5 responses »

  1. I used to leave a few ornaments that didnt break at the bottom for you to move around when you were little…maybe that would satisfy Cassidy

  2. Yay! So exciting to get the tree up! We are getting ours this weekend. Question. Do you have trouble with Cassidy wanting to pull the tree itself down? Last year, Lula was not even three months old so it wasn’t a concern but this year, I’m a little worried with how mobile she is and wondered if you have any tips.

    I can’t believe how grown-up your girls are looking! SO cute!

    • I have a pretty wide based tree stand and the tree sits in it pretty deep. We actually bought a new one last year because i too felt like the kids could tip the tree over in our old school stand we had. I actually got down low and tugged on the tree jsut to make sure it was safe :). She hasnt tried tugging the tree itself though yet, just all the ornaments!

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