I hate to brag, but my family has some BOMB Easter traditions, like probably the best ever. I wouldn't be mad if you stole this idea and did it from here on out because it's that great.
As a kid we would wake up to find this...
(These pics are from last year. I took some of my besties home to experience the goodness that is The Smith Family Easter celebration.)
... The Easter bunny had left all of our names attached to kite string.
Kite string leading allllllll over the house.
Inside. Outside. Wrapped around railings. In and out of chair rungs. EVERYWHERE.
Until finally you reach your basket. Yes, 25 year olds still need Easter baskets.
It is so much fun! Such a great tradition. Although I don't think my dad loves waking up to a web of string you can't find your way through.
Once the baskets are found it's time for our traditional breakfast of Abelskivas or Danish Pancakes as we call them.
Good times, huh? Now you can see why I'm sad I missed out this year. Remind me to never let that happen again.
I have to say thank you SO much for all your input on the greek yogurt! I told you I was a novice to the greek yogurt world, so I was very appreciative of all your knowledge! Janetha from meals and moves gave me the heads up that not all greek yogurt is created equal. Yoplait and Dannon actually put additives and other crazy things in the yogurt that make it knock-off greek yogurt, if you will. Lindsey from Lean Bodies Health and Fitness told me to hit up Costco for their Fage Greek Yogurt, which I did yesterday. She also has some great recipe ideas with greek yogurt on her blog. Cara from Eat.Pray.Run gave me the recipe for her greek yogurt + PB creation which I'm going to have to try! Stephanie from My Thorns Have Roses has been doing some greek yogurt taste test comparisons as well.
It seems like everyone is loving mixing in cinnamon, stevia, pumpkin, fat free sugar free pudding mixes, fruit, cereal, granola, among other things. I can't wait to to try these ideas out! Thank you thank you!!
Like I mentioned, I purchased the Fage yesterday.
I was instantly stoked with the nutrition facts. In comparison to the Yoplait brand I tried previously, the Fage brand is actual Greek Yogurt, not a knock off. It has ten more calories and 6 MORE grams of protein. Love that.
I made my protein shake with it today, and I was SO happy with the turn out! This brand of greek yogurt bumped the nutrition facts of my shake to: 295 calories, 0 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, 44 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. I feel SO good about that.
With all of the Eastering that is going on I'm sure you have LOTS of eggs all over the place. Read HERE for my post on why eggs are GREAT for you! Speaking of Easter. All growing up going shopping for a new Easter dress was always an exciting outing. My mom would always make us stand on the porch and take pictures in our Easter outfits before church. Since mom wasn't here to snap my Easter photo, this will have to do!
Happy Easter!! I hope your day was great!
Do you have any fun Easter Traditions? Aside from the "string" and the Danish Pancake breakfast we always dye eggs and have an Easter egg hunt. Super fun! Any other great greek yogurt tips for me? I'm going to become a pro at the stuff and I'll let you know how it goes! I hope you've had a great holiday and that you have a great start to your week! xoxoxo