Meals at our house are evolving as I simplify the way we eat. I actually would stress out about lunch and snacks because I never new what to make. Silly, huh? That’s why I now try to keep it super low-key by putting out an assortment of finger foods for our midday meal.
Really, it’s that simple. I just cut up fruits and veggies and put them on a big plate with ranch dressing or yogurt or peanut butter for the kids to dip in. Isaiah loves dipping the most.
I also like to give them something with protein to keep those growing little bodies going. Thankfully, this is easy as well. Cheese, yogurt or peanut butter will do the trick. I also have lots of hard-boiled eggs on hand, thanks to this awesome post on how to boil an egg properly.
This week I also remembered a recipe I had for a healthy, crunchy snack that the kids would love. I modified it a bit and used peanut butter instead of almond butter. The results were delicious and I don’t know if I ate more or the kids did. I made double-batch tonight. These are my new favorite “convenience food.” I’m calling them Peanut Butter Crunchies.
Peanut Butter Crunchies
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup oats
1 cup crispy rice cereal (which we actually had on hand because Daddy loves Rice Krispy Treats…)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup honey or brown rice syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup ground almonds
For more easy snack ideas, you can also check out Katie’s book, Healthy Snacks To Go. It’s a great resource for moms (like me) who need a little help when it comes to making healthy snacks that kids will actually eat.
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