Keep in mind the old TV shows, “Leave it to Beaver,” and, “The Brady Bunch”? The kids would roam in after school to discover fresh-baked oatmeal cookies and wintry glasses of milk on the table for their after school snack. Mommy (or was it the house cleaner?) would be standing there in her apron, beaming, as the kids enjoyed their banquet and talked about their day.
Rapid forward to 2017. We dash right into your home at 3:23. One child has to make use of the bathroom, one needs to locate his backpack, the baby needs diapering, and everybody is starving. Oh, and most of us have to be back out the door on the way to swimming lessons by 3:30.
I get hold of a few bananas heading out, like I have actually done a thousand times in the past. Advantage my children love bananas!
The reality is, it’s challenging to give healthy and balanced treats – also on much less frantic days. Moms and dads understand that youngsters enjoy to treat.
We wish to see them nibbling healthy price, however we do not constantly have time or creative thinking to handle this. The grocery store has lots of child foods in intense product packaging … yet a lot of it has lots of sugar, salt, and also hydrogenated fat.
With this in mind, I have actually put together a checklist of super-quick treat selections. I maintain it taped to the within a closet door in my cooking area. The majority of these treats could be pre-packaged in plastic baggies as well as ordered en route out the door- essentially.
- Animal Crackers
- Applesauce or cottage cheese snack cups
- Cheese cubes
- Crackers with cheese or peanut butter
- Fresh Fruit
- Frozen grapes (Warning: choking hazard!)
- Goldfish Crackers
- Graham Crackers
- Mixed Fruit snack cups
- Raisins/ other dried fruit
- Snack mix
- String cheese
- Sunflower seeds
- 100% Juice Boxes
All these treats are much more healthy compared to the kid-sized parts of convenience food we could be attracted to order rather. Write these down, possibly include a couple of I really did not consider, as well as tape the checklist inside your cooking area closet door.
I really feel calmer currently when I need to rush out the door with my starving youngsters, as well as they’re enjoyed be obtaining something (anything!) besides bananas …