Friday, December 14, 2012

Lucky Charms Tradition

Lucky Charms from Christmas 2011


Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Saying that it's my favorite is a huge understatement, but I want to share a tradition that has stuck around even to this day...

Growing up, we lived in a very healthy household. Having goldfish was a special treat for a snack, and there was never soda or "sweet cereal" under our roof. Being health conscious was instilled in me from a very young age, but come Christmas time we got to have a special treat. It's Christmas after-all!  Ali and I would each get to pick out a "sweet cereal" from the grocery store. And Lucky Charms was the one to get. I mean they are magically delicious!

Some years, I would stray from the Lucky Charms choice and get Fruity Pebbles or Coco Krispies, but they just weren't the same.

Last year, when my mom asked if we'd still like Lucky Charms, I was shocked that the thought of not having them would even cross her mind. Dramatic, I know. But even now, at the ripe age of 24, I'm still health conscious. I don't keep "sweet cereal" in the apartment for M and I.

With Christmas just around the corner, I'm looking forward to coffee with my Christmas morning's Lucky Charms.

Do you have any food traditions for Christmas morning?
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14 comments:

Taryn said...

I grew up in a healthy house as well. No snack cakes, coke, little Debbie's or sweet cereal. Fruits and veggies was what we had! Even now I cringe when husband drinks a coke or sweet tea...can't help it! My friend and I used to eat all the marshmellows out of the lucky charms when I was at her house for sleepovers! Our Christmas tradition is homemade cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole on Xmas morning.

Xoxo,
T

Ruthie Hart said...

that is so cute!!!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

This is such a fun tradition. We grew up the same way. We never had the instant hot chocolate, or sugary cereal, and it was pure maple syrup (with buckwheat pancakes haha). Sometimes my Dad would sneak us some sweet cereal though!!!

Lauren said...

we were NEVER allowed to have "junk" or "snack" cereal as my mother called it. Every once and a while she would buy things like golden grahams or fruit loops and we were allowed to eat them only as an after school snack.

Brooke Houston said...

eeeks, I love lucky charms! I'm guilty of eating really unhealthy cereals oops!

Christy said...

Every year since I was a kid, my mom makes cinnamon rolls and "mimosas" on Christmas mornings! The mimosas were made with sparkling cider instead of champagne!

Adam said...

I was too happy about presents to have food traditions as a kid. I don't even think we ate breakfast. By the time we got done playing it was lunchtime

femmefrugality said...

We do cinnamon roles! Lately one of my siblings has started cooking an extremely unhealthy but hearty breakfast for everyone, too. Fun share!

Natalie said...

oooh I love some good Lucky Charms! We don't really have a Christmas meal tradition...but probably should start one. Maybe when I was a kid we had pancakes?

Tesha Vann said...

Hi Amanda - just checking in since I know you live in CT. Thinking about your fellow residents and the sorrow we all feel for the families affected.

PS: I love LCharms too - eat all the grains first then the sweet marshmellows.

BigAppleNosh said...

I LOVE Lucky Charms! What a cute Christmas tradition :)

Heather said...

I wish healthy eating choices had been instilled in me as a child. It would make it a lot easier as an adult!

Meghan said...

Ahh! My house was the same way - NO sugary cereals! I love your tradition!

Janna Renee said...

We were allowed sweet cereal because our parents were just happy to get us to eat breakfast. We were those kids that were never hungry in the morning. Now, I hardly ever buy it! I do have some Fruity Pebbles right now, but I sprinkle them in my oatmeal so I don't eat a whole bowl full ;)