What typically fills your stocking Christmas morning?
I know for everyone, the answers are different. And until just recently, I had no idea what would fill our stocking since we now try to be heart healthy. No, I'm not being a Grinch about candy, I just didn't want the stocking full of it. Especially since this year, Christmas is on a Sunday ... who wants hyped up kids at church?! NOT ME!
So I got to thinking...what do I put in our stockings (besides small gifts and trinkets and little necessities) that can still be fun and exciting and edible?
Growing up, we had candy, nuts, lots of gum & mints, small presents, and an orange in the toe. I LOVE stockings and want the boys to love them, too. But without the presence of lots of candy, I knew I had to make up for it somehow. (And as a note, Christmas is just not the same without York Mint Patties and Andes Mints...so I have one small bag/box of each of those, and that's it for the candy front)
This is my list of ideas:
- Specialty dried fruit from Whole Foods or Trader Joes. (IE: Dates, Sugar-free Mango, Pineapple...)
- I got a box of these already in order to help fill the stockings
- Spiced nuts (mostly for us adults)
- Lots of Cuties
- Gum and Mints
- A Pomegranate or Grapefruit for the toe
- For the adults: Special teas, fun spreads/jams, fancy mustard...
What are you putting in your stocking that's on the healthier side?