Snack Ideas

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Registered: 10-12-2003
Snack Ideas
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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 12:53am

You got any?

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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 10:00am
Do they eat peanut butter? My kids like pb on apples or bananas. Yogurt is a big snack here. I buy in bulk from Costco, or I buy the 32oz Stony Field vanilla. I also buy frozen blueberries and serve that with the yogurt drizzled over it.
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Registered: 10-20-2006
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 10:37am

Yogurt, wheat thins with cheese, celery with cream cheese, a slice of cinnamon toast with a little apple jelly on it. Joe cant have peanut butter but he likes sunflower butter. I will give him that on a slice of whole wheat toast, or else he likes it on apples...

HTH's!

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Registered: 12-03-2005
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 11:33am

Baby carrots and hummus
Yogurt and berries
Cheese and deli turkey slices--with or without crackers
Nachos. My kids just like the chips with cheese and olives
Ants on a log (celery with PB or cream cheese and raisins)

It's easy to get in a rut. Have you heard of Muffin Tin Mondays? The premise is to serve a themed meal in a muffin tin. I've never done the actual meal, but we do snacks in the muffin tin during O's fake preschool and have them revolve around the theme. For example, we did pretzel sticks and goldfish with hummus so he could "catch" the fish on the end of his sticky pretzel. We also put in raisins and something else and just pretended they were other fish.

Here's the Muffin Tin Monday link:
http://michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.com/search/label/Muffin%20Tin%20Monday


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Registered: 08-20-2005
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 1:40pm

Yogurt shakes -- you can buy the ready made ones and just put a straw in them.


 

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Registered: 11-02-2004
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 5:14pm
The snacks we have most often are pretzel Goldfish with cheese cubes or animal crackers with raisins. Do your kids like dried fruit? Aidan loves dried apricots, and they're a little more portable than some fresh fruits. I got a huge bag at Sam's Club. You guys have Fred Meyer in WA, right? Their bulk section has some good snack options, like animal crackers (that are sweetened with honey and really good), banana chips (cheaper than in the snack aisle) and other dried fruit. I'm not good at the protein/carb combo stuff, but those are a few of things we do.
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 8:59pm
We like trail mix, fruit snacks and gogurt.
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Registered: 11-02-2004
Mon, 09-28-2009 - 6:24pm
I forgot one: hard boiled eggs. DH likes to snack on them occasionally, so I usually have him boil a few extra to keep in the fridge for the boys whenever he does it. Aidan likes a tiny bit of pepper sprinkled on his.
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Registered: 10-12-2003
Mon, 09-28-2009 - 7:02pm

Thanks for the ideas y'all!

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