I’m always on the hunt for healthy yet tasty vittles for my kids when their tummies get rumbly between meals and ways to get them interested in helping in the preparation of said food. This month I’ve found four ways to make snack time more fun and healthy for everyone.
PB Crave Peanut Butters
Ready to give your beloved peanut butter a boost of yummy fun? Let me introduce you to my family’s new obsession. PB Crave is made with natural peanut butter, honey, all-natural ingredients and has zero syrups, including high-fructose corn syrup. DELICIOUS! It comes in amazing flavors, such as Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, CoCo Bananas, and Choco Choco, that are all simply divine atop apples, celery or a giant spoon.
Love Grown Oat Clusters
One of my kids’ favorite fast snacks is yogurt topped with granola. It’s also makes a quick breakfast on manic school-day mornings. Love Grown Foods’ line of oat clusters has given our yogurt a crunchy new friend that’s non-GMO and packed with natural protein, fiber and only pure ingredients. It’s subtly sweet and comes in big clusters that make it perfect to eat right out of the bag. My favorites are the cocoa goodness and sweet cranberry pecan. Definitely beats chips or pretzels as a fast after-school snack.
Two books worth buying
Laura Fuentes, creator of momables.com, is all the inspiration you need for your after-school snack repertoire. Her books are fun and easy to use for kids and parents alike, and absolutely stuffed with healthy treats and kicked-up lunch ideas that will have your kids thinking you hung the-between-meals moon.
The Best Homemade Kid Snacks on the Planet, $14.86
The Best Homemade Kid Lunches on the Planet, $16.89
Longing to get your kids to help you in the kitchen? Then you need to know about the tools and recipes from Curious Chef. Its cooking tools are designed specifically for kids’ smaller hands with easy-grip handles and sturdier bases, and large numbers with corresponding colors for easy measuring. On their website, curiouschef.com, find all sorts of fun recipes young sous chefs will eat right up.