So, let’s talk about snacks…
My little guy has hit that age where he’s always hungry and is constantly wanting something to eat. I try to keep his snacks as healthy as I can for the most part, but I also want something easy and convenient. I’m not trying to go to a lot of trouble for a snack, but I don’t always want him eating processed foods and food with a lot of added sugar. I also tend to pack him “snacky” foods in his lunches like cheese, crackers, salami, olives, carrots and fruit so when he gets home from school he’s looking for something a little different.
With summer approaching, I need more ideas! I want to have easy, healthy snacks on hand that he’ll be able to grab on his own when we’re playing outside or when I’m busy with his sister. I’m guessing we’re all in the same boat so let’s all share our ideas!!
Some of my go-to snacks are…
Crackers/Tortilla Chips/Pretzel Chips and Wholly Guacamole
Crackers/Pita/Pretzel Chips with Hummus
Apple with Peanut Butter or Almond Butter and Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars (I usually substitute pumpkin for the banana because I’m allergic to banana)
Some of my other “go to” snacks to make are…
Snacks I keep on hand for the kids include:
whole milk yogurt
My kids typically eat plain whole milk yogurt with banana, honey and cinnamon stirred in but I also like to keep flavored yogurt on hand for snacks because it’s easier for my little guy to grab it on his own. I like Siggi’s because the sugar content is fairly low.
Granola bars are another easy thing to have on hand but I struggle with the sugar content in them as well. He likes Larabars and I like the fact that the sugar in them comes from dates, but at $1 a bar, they can get pretty expensive. Cascadian Farms Organic Chewy Bars are another decent option at 9 grams of sugar per serving. Plus, they’re nut free! Clif Kid Z Bars are another option, but with a little more sugar.
So that’s what I’m feeding my kids. What are your “go-to” snacks? I need more ideas of grab and go snacks for the summer so let me know!!
See you on Friday with my favorites from the week!