Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Lesson 996 – A Smart Easter Bunny

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

We’ve (I’ve) bee on a no sugar watch for a few weeks now. Watching the youtube video Sugar – the butter truth and reading books like Hungry for Change and Fat Chance have finally provided me with the incentive to avoid added sugar at all costs.

And then Dunkin Donuts came out with these:

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How could I avoid them? Over the last few days, I keep hearing about them and seeing photos of them.

“Wendy, do you know about these?”

And while quite and festive and adorable – when you look at these puppies with sugar glasses on you’ll see that *each* donut has 21 grams of sugar. (I’m not even going to mention the 310 calories and 15 grams of fat.)

21 grams of sugar in a tiny little snack that can easily be polished off in seconds. (Although compare this to an “Honest Tea” that I grabbed and took a swallow of *before* reading that it contained 25 (!) grams of sugar in that one bottle – crazy!)

No thanks and no thanks.

Although I did buy two of these (for the photos) they will not be passing these lips of mine. I think I’ll stick with my avocado, lettuce, sundried tomato with just a bit of goat cheese on whole grain toast instead.

Which bring me to this year’s  Easter baskets. I’ve already let the kids know that the Easter bunny has been doing some reading this year and to be prepared for non-sugar baskets.

“What’s that?” asked one of my daughters, fearing that she wouldn’t be able to partake in her annual Easter morning sugar high (and subsequent crash.)

“I don’t know I replied, but if I were the Easter bunny, I’d imagine that you’d be getting berries, fruit, school supplies, a toothbrush, and maybe even a new pair of spring socks.”

“Oh, well then that’s okay.” She said with a sigh of relief.

See? Cutting out sugar from the family diet doesn’t have to be the worst thing in the world. Just ask our Easter bunny.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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