A Mothers Field Guide
June 6, 2020
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Food Snacks for Kids

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Many times Ive diligently planned our meals but thought little of snack time. I assumed I could simply throw something together when the need arose.  As you can imagine, this hasnt worked very well. My growing children seem to have more hunger pangs than my brain can handle.

While it's not necessary to plan each and every snack, a little forethought before heading to the store, and a few minutes preparing snacks in advance, will enable you and your family to make healthier choices when hunger strikes.

Real food snacks are far superior to the packaged products lining supermarkets shelves. Even organic snacks are often highly processed and provide little nutritional value. (Of course, sometimes it is necessary to buy these types of items to maintain sanity! I certainly do now and again.)

Eating whole food as a snack is an excellent way to enhance your childs diet. Keep in mind that variety helps prevent boredom and provides greater nutritional benefits than eating the exact same things repeatedly.

Vegetable-Based Snacks

  • Carrot sticks and hummus
  • Veggie tray with hummus or homemade ranch dressing 
  • Ants on a log celery filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins
  • Guacamole and corn chips or pita chips
  • (Make your own corn or pita chips by slicing tortillas or pita bread into triangles and baking at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes).
Fruit-Based Snacks

  • Fruit eaten alone is one of the easiest snacks around!
  • Fruit leather
  • Applesauce
  • Apple chips (made in the dehydrator)
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit and cheese tray
Other

Popcorn - the real stuff, not microwave! Prepare in an air- popper or on the stove top.

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