I don’t know what I was thinking.
Yesterday I bought a 2 pound container of strawberries. Two pounds! We rarely get through a 1 pound container without some of them going bad!
But I couldn’t help it. I got so excited when I saw a 2 pound package of ORGANIC strawberries being sold at Trader Joe’s! How could I NOT buy them? Deal of the century!
So I decided to make a preemptive strike against wasted fruit by figuring out a way to use some of the strawberries right away.
Any suggestions for healthy snacks for older boys who basically eat 4 full meals a day and still need calories & volume?
Admittedly, I’m not at that stage in my life yet (my son is only 8). I am, however, married to someone who may as well be a teenager when it comes to his appetite, so I happen to have a few tricks up my sleeve!
It is SO easy to grab processed pre made stuff when hungry for a snack. But if your body is calling for a snack, then give it what it wants – REAL food! Here are 3 ‘real food’ snacks and 1 ‘not so much real food but better than most processed crap’ snack you can try.
There is no denying the fact that my daughter inherited my sweet tooth. Both of us find it extremely challenging to go even one day without putting some type of dessert into our mouths.
And while I would never be so bold as to declare that fruit can take the place of Mallomars, I can say that this apple recipe definitely gets my daughter excited about eating a naturally sweet treat.
This is the perfect snack to prepare when the 7:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M. post dinner “Im hungry!” declaration comes in. It is very simple, easy to make, and is a great recipe to make together with your children.