Sunday, September 7, 2008

This used to be a snack free zone.

As someone who has battled her weight all of her adult life, I have learned that snacks are my downfall. So, much to my husband's chagrin, we don't really have many snacks in the house.

Except, toddlers need snacks. If you don't feed them regularly, you get the monster toddler instead. So, we've had to start stocking up on the snacks again. Here is a list of the snacks in the house. I'm taking suggestions for other toddler friendly ones since I'm feeling uninspired.

Cheese - Ok, so I never quit having cheese in the house, now there is just more. M won't drink milk, so the lucky girl gets cheese with most meals.

Whole Grain Goldfish - I realize whole grain doesn't mean unprocessed, but since the all natural alternatives are also as hard as can be, this was a compromise.

Barbara's Organic O's

Annie's Organic Bunny Love - a very lightly sweet answer to O's type cereals, pretty tasty

Raisins - We're having issue with these cause they're poisonous to the dog

Whole grain breakfast/snack bars - I found a few varieties at the coop that are lower sugar than the mainstream ones.

Husband is pretty happy, since some of these he likes too. However, I still feel like I'm missing something. Maybe I can see if I can find these locally.

This post was written for Parent Bloggers Network as an entry for a contest sponsored by Brothers-All-Natural. If you write a post by well, today, you can be entered to win 250 bucks in groceries, and you know, that is a lot of snacks.


Ms. Huis Herself said...

Don't forget the fruit and veggies. Apples, bananas, sweet red & orange pepper slices, cut-up dried apricots, frozen peas (a fav at our house)...

Amelia Sprout said...

Yeah, I guess I forgot, but fruits and veggies are a given, but we stick to the green veggies (brocoli, green beans, peas) and canned fruit (canned in juice only, thank you very much) I'm so obsessed about veggie eating that I'll go out for an occasional fast food burger with M, but bring a container of green beans with me.

Rebecca said...

Our kiddos love the organic apples and bananas. Always a hit. Oh, and believe it or not, our kids love broccoli with dip. I think it's the dipping part they like. It's fun, so they do it and eat it.

Birdie said...

Otto's favorite snack right now is super messy but tons of fun: frozen blueberries (organic). They keep him entertained for a long time and are packed with Or something ;-)

He also loves frozen peas and mango pieces.

When I taught pre-school, we also made "banana boats" with the toddlers...slice bananas in half lengthwise, cover flat side with peanut butter and then do chocolate chips (or raisins) to be the "people" in the "boats". Fun!

I'll have to check out the Bunny Love...looks tasty!

RookieMom Heather said...

I cut the bunny love with rice krispies because after eating a bowl, I nearly went into sugar shock.

Or am I so Berkeley that my former Cocoa Krispies self would just puke? Hmmm.