Kids may come home from school being hungry and have a way of digging through the kitchen pantry looking for something for themselves, and messing up your neat, organized pantry. It can be the perfect time to sit with your child/ children and visit with them about their day.
|Found this cute idea on Pinterest-- my girls loved it!|
To discourage bad snack habits, don't buy unhealthy snack or keep them in the house.
Present your snacks on a plate, place mat, napkin or even a flower from the garden to help them look inviting. (We like to use coffee filters to contain our snacks, so we keep the bowls clean!)
Have jars of the counter with sunflower seeds, raisins, granola, prunes or peanuts for the children. If they see healthy snacks, they're more likely to want them.
Try these snacks on your kids:
-Apples, cut into sections with core removed
-Dried apples or bananas
-Oranges, peeled and quartered
-Crackers and cheese
-Frozen grapes (my kids love these in the summer!)
-Veggies with ranch dressing
-Celery sticks with peanut butter
-Cheese or string cheese
-Cookies (you can make healthy ones!)
-Homemade granola bars
-Tortillas with cream cheese
-Peanut butter snacks
-Yogurt with fruit or wheat germ added
-Milk/ soy milk
-Apples cut with peanut butter and raisins
-Bananas sliced in half and read with PB
-Bread or toast cut into quarters, spread with jam, jelly, PB, honey or honey butter
-Crackers with PB, jelly or jam
-Pancakes with PB and honey, rolled up-- great for leftover pancakes!
We like to have some of these as sides at lunch-time during homeschool too. It is always nice to have a variety!
I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”