Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I’ll Always Be a Kid at Heart

“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”

“You're never too old to become younger.”

“Man does not cease to play because he grows old, he grows old because he ceases to play.”

“I have my whole life to be mature, why start now?”

“Age is something that doesn't matter. Unless you're a cheese.”

I think I am one of the fortunate kids who have a childhood filled with everything good—good times, good food, good family relationships, and overall good great growing up years. So, of course I will always want to stay a kid at heart because I loved not knowing what each free day would bring, but not caring regardless! So I thought I would share how I am still a kid at heart—these are just a few! :o) How are you still a kid at heart?


One: I have a slight obsession fondness for Spongebob Squarepants. Ever since he was introduced 10 years ago I have been smitten. And I was stoked when I finally got to meet him at Universal Orlando a few years back!


(Universal Studios Orlando—February 2006)

Two: If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile you already know that I am head-over-heels for anything ice cream and I turn wobbly in the knees around anything cream and cone themed! There’s just something nostalgic about ice cream. (Maybe the fact that I ate my good share of cones when I was little—and even more now!)

DSCI0099 (FL State Fair—February 2007)

  Three: I love to eat foods that come in shapes. Any shapes! I used to only like macaroni in the fun little cartoons vs. the boring elbow macaroni. Now I still prefer to eat shaped foods. For example, I am in love with these heart-shaped cookies!


Have you tried the Heart Thrive cookies yet? They’re not just any cookie—they actually qualify to be in my Good for You Goodies category. About them:

30% Daily Protein, Fiber & Calcium!

Now Calcium Enriched!

As much calcium as an  8 oz. glass of milk!

No Trans Fats!

Heart Thrives are a delicious, VEGAN and NON-GMO energy bar. Made with oats, soy and dried fruits, each Heart Thrive supplies 30% daily PROTEIN, FIBER and CALCIUM.

Heart Thrives are made from ingredients with a low glycemic index that metabolize slowly providing sustained energy for hours.




I tried all of the flavors and would have to say the lemon poppyseed was my favorite followed by the raisin spice and third would be the cranberry. These aren’t your typical cookies—they are much heartier, which explains why I could only down one from the 2 heart package. Anyway, get your hands on these if you like your food to be shaped. (I have heard these are good heated or with a smear of peanut butter!)

Four: And lastly, I retain my kid at heart by eating kid themed cereals. Yes they have a lot of sugar and some not a lot of nutritional benefit, but hey—they’re fun! Here’s one of my recent favorites!



These are like the amped up version of your classic Rice Krispies. They are multi-grain with a good source of fiber and a slight, but sweet honey taste. Plus they are about 3 times the size! I am thinking about whippin’ up a batch of Jumbo Rice Krispie Bars!!


Jenny said...

aw i think everyone could use a little youthfulness in them :) I'm a kid at heart because i ADORE coloring!! you should have seen how ecstatic i was to get the 92 pack of crayola crayons on my birthday!

have a great day, love! xo

Krista said...

I think that staying young is key to good health! Having 2 kids, there are a lot of "kid" things in my house, but I have to admit that I am NOT a fan of Sponge Bob. ;)

Anonymous said...

We should all keep the "kid in you" alive. I love Hello Kitty and have loads of products scattered around my bedroom.

Anonymous said...

dude those RKs are on steroids! i love them! it would be so fun to make some RK squares with them. i have wanted to try those thrive bars but can't spot them anywhere. i will never grow up, i am way too immature for that!!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

Im still a kid at heart :) those are the best years.

oh my those lemon poppyseed heart thrives are my favorite!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Defintiely a kid at heart too! I totally adore spongebob too, and I love food that has a kooky (unnatural) color and I still like the little McDonald's toys!

Erica said...

Love your new picture- very cute! I want to try the Lemon poppyseed Heart Thrive cookies - such a great flavor. Always good to be a kid at heart :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, yes!! The shaped macaroni is SOO much better than the normal. I always begged my dad to get the shapes because I think they taste better :)

I like to watch cartoons in the morning still. And I call my dad "Daddy." Dunno if I'll ever grow out of that one.