Busy kids and busy families need fuel for all the activities we plug into our days. Busy, busy, busy! All the running around our kids do requires energy for movin’ and shakin’! How to best keep snack time healthy while also making sure we add variety and different tastes? With just a little creativity, a dash of time, and a sprinkle of planning, snacks can become more than just family fuel.
Keep an eye out for what appears at the playground. Moms stay on top of great ideas for snacks by seeing how others feed their families. No need to reinvent the wheel! Speaking of wheels, cookie cutters in all shapes and sizes can make a sandwich into whimsical, snack-sized bites of protein!
Of course, we all know the Internet puts out more delicious content than we can keep up with! Take the pressure off yourself, do what you can and take ideas for what works best for you and your kids.
Have a bit of time to prep? Look at what inspires your kids – see if these motivations and loves can get incorporated into snack time. Your kids read or listen to a favorite book over and over – recreate a character with fruit on a plate. Better yet, give your kids the food and let them create the fun! They may even make a creation for you. How fun!
The ways to mix things up with snacks seem as endless as the food choices. Making a variety of foods available in interesting ways adds variety and enjoyment in the midst of our sometimes-hectic schedules. We wish you plenty of days filled with happy, healthy, energized kids!