After writing the last post on lunches for the kiddos, I felt better……but now what do we do when they come home after school and they are hungry, hungry, hungry. HELP!!!
Okay, here are some fantastic ideas that I found for great afternoon snacks.
Love the snack station for the fridge loaded with bunches of healthy stuff! Here is the list from Real Simple for this snack station:
Refrigerator Snack Station
Jar of peanut butter (preferably the natural kind, for dipping)
Assorted crudités—baby-cut carrots, celery sticks, pepper slices—in plastic bags
Lunch-meat roll-ups (like turkey-and-Swiss or ham-and-Cheddar)
Tub of hummus (for dipping)
Pantry Snack Station
Fish-shaped crackers (best bet: the kind sold at health-food stores that don’t have hydrogenated oils)
- A Real Simple kids’ mix: Cheerios, raisins, almonds, pretzels, and chocolate chips
- Raisins or other dried fruits
Now that we have after school taken care of, here is an interesting party idea……kids snack station at the appropriate height requirement……
|Apartment Therapy…..and last but not least handy snacks for packing up that diaper bag for the toddlers….
I’m in love with these cute reusable snack bags from Harriet’s Haven. What a great idea for those snacks in the diaper bag.
….and reusable makes it even better. No more ziplock bags in the trash.
You can purchase these bags at etsy.com/harrietshaven
Do you have snack ideas for your kids that are easy and fast to put together as well as healthy…..would love to hear from you.
Until next time….
In light of all of the publicity about childhood obesity and school lunches…I wondered to myself how will I keep it interesting for my child over the school years. She is only two and goes to Mothers Day Out twice a week. I’m already lost on packing lunch. I’ve already felt that her lunches have become boring……how will I make it thru elementary school????
So, I started researching lunch ideas to keep it exciting and also to keep her trying new foods. I am very blessed that I do not have a picky child. I found a few really great websites that I wanted to share….they have helped me already to try some new things for my child and even for my husband’s lunch box.
http://www.toddlermealplan.com – Love this site. Great Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hope this helps. It has definitely been a big relief for me to be able to have some more ideas…..and don’t forget the notes in the lunchbox for those preschoolers and beyond…..kids love a little extra encouragement throughout the day.