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Old 12-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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what do you feed as snacks?

My kids have been eating so much junk lately and I am so over it. The kids eat crap way to often. The problem is that they won't eat anything else. I have tried just not buying junk but DH (he is the SAHP) says the will refuse to eat but complain about being hungry all day. DD is only allowed to have fresh fruits/veggies and hard cheeses at her half day kindergarten class so she eats fine the first half of the day but after that it is all down hill. It doesn't help that I have a junk food addiction myself and am a really picky eater. I need snack ideas!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: what do you feed as snacks?

I generally give DD 2 choices from the following:

String Cheese
Grapes
Go-gurt
Banana
Sugar free applesauce
Apple with PB

If she isn't hungry enough to eat what I offer, she isn't really that hungry and can suck it up til dinner.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: what do you feed as snacks?

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I generally give DD 2 choices

If she isn't hungry enough to eat what I offer, she isn't really that hungry and can suck it up til dinner.
Yup, this.

I'm a meanie.

I offer whatever fruits I have on hand (except berries b/c the kids eat them too fast and they cost way too much to let them just devour them in one sitting). My kids love to eat plain ole tortillas. String cheese is always a hit. .... Those are pretty much our go-to snacks.

And if they don't want the snack, they can wait till the next meal. If they start whining, I just offer again whatever I offered before. If they refuse again, I just remind them they'll have to wait till the next meal, then. Usually 3 times of this gets them to accept the snack and move on with life. LOL
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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We all love fresh fruits & veggies. One of my 3 yr old LOVES eating frozen peas, she averages 1/2 lb per day of them. My LOs favorite fruits are berries while fav fresh veggies are bell peppers.
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Fresh produce, dried fruit, whole grain crackers (can be cheddar, multigrain, etc), cheese, yogurt, occasionally fruit snacks (100% juice) and the fruit/veggie combo "squeezy packs" are the most popular around here. My kids also LOVE dry cereal, granola bars and muffins
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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Re: what do you feed as snacks?

fruits, veggies, dry cereal, occasionally cheese or crackers

If you're not hungry enough to eat something on that list, dinner will be served at X time.
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I try to stick to nothing processed at home.

So fruit fruit fruit. I keep a lot of variety!
Ds#1 had pineapple, kiwi and a prune.
Ds#2 had pineapple, 2 dates

They eat homemade muffins weekly, homemade breads. Hmmmmm... I make homemade hummus for their carrot sticks, ect.

I keep crackers in the car. With suckers for emergencies!! My kids get candy very very very rarely so a dum dum buys then for an hour. LOL!!
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Some of DD's favorites are

-frozen peas
-berries, usually blueberries
-cheese
-avocado slices
-apple slices with peanut butter
-tortilla chips with really mild salsa or by themselves
-cherry tomatoes
-lots of fruit, depending on what we have. Things like grapes, pears, peaches
-whole milk Greek yogurt
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I live blending up streamed veggies and mixing it with strawberry yogurt. My 18 mo old chugs that and I feel like he is getting a vitamin filled healthy snack that keeps him full.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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Smoothies. I even throw in carrots and spinach. They never know.
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