Fall is here, and that means campfires and backyard campouts at our home. Campfires mean roasted marshmallows, and roasted marshmallows mean S’mores.
Seven weeks ago I made a decision to go on a much needed sugar detox and diet. I’d put on 27 pounds in two years from poor eating choices and a lack of exercise. So the first campfire of the season meant a tough decision was in store…to eat the S’more or to not eat the S’more.
Below are the four steps I will share with you for how to enjoy the perfect guilt free S’more if you find yourself in the same situation.
Step 1: Have Toddler Convince Hubby to Make a Fire
Is there a father on Earth who can resist the big blue eyes of a three year old asking for a campfire? I think not.
So instead of playing the role of nagging wife, ask the adorable three year old if she wants a campfire for marshmallow roasting. Upon hearing the confirmation, “Yes” with all the excitement it contains, respond with, “Go tell Daddy.”
Assuming the Hubby is in full-on dad mode, the campfire building should commence shortly. Even if man can resist the adorableness of his toddler daughter, he cannot resist the primal instinct to play with fire. Plus, there is the added bonus of father-daughter bonding time as they gather sticks together for the fire.
Step 2: Gather All Supplies for S’Mores
While father and daughter are busy bonding, it’s time for you to fulfill your motherly role. Grab a lunch container from the Tupperware drawer and fill it full of Graham Crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars. Resist the urge to sneak a bite, as it would create guilt for breaking your diet. Keep strong!! You can do it.
Step 3: Have Hubby and Toddler Roast Marshmallows
Arm your Hubby and Toddler with roasting sticks and the kit you assembled in Step 2. Take lots of photos and praise them for the great job they are doing.
When the marshmallows are nice and toasty, help them assemble the S’mores.
Step 4: Enjoy the Hard Work of Your Toddler and Hubby
After watching how hard your Hubby and Toddler worked making the fire and building the S’mores, it would only be rude not to accept their gift of a gooey piece of Heaven as they present it to you for indulgence.
So throw your diet to the wind. Eat one S’more completely guilt free. As a mom, you simply cannot harbor guilt when you’re enjoying the fruits of your child’s labor.
And that my friends completes the four simple steps you must take to enjoy a guilt free S’more when you’re on a diet! Happy camping!