Monday, August 13, 2018

Mom hacks. (snack ideas)

  Every few months, I sort of run out of ideas for things. Meals, snacks, activities, all the mom things. I think most people are like that? You get into a routine that works and then, over time, need regular refreshes. For example, we eat the same breakfast every morning for an entire week (ie cinnamon sugar toast, turkey sausage, berries). It makes shopping simpler and the next week, I'll swap for another breakfast. Its nice to round up ideas for new meals and choices to have in our rotation!

  So I polled people on instagram and friends in real life to gather a new, big list of snacks ideas. I got so many awesome ideas, I might do another unofficial poll for other mom hack ideas! And I thought I would share in case its helpful to you too. To be honest, I mostly feed my kids dry & not too sweet snacks, so it was fun for me to see some fun treat-like ideas. The list has such a great mix of snacks! If you're in a rut with different snacks to keep on hand, I'm guessing you'll find something new to try out of these 25 ideas :)

  • Goldfish & craisins
  • Pretzels and freeze dried fruit (Aldi has great ones!)
  • Almonds & craisins
  • Popcorn (make on big batch on the stove on Monday and save it to have for the week! Or buy the yummy Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn-so good)
  • Veggie straws
  • Graham crackers or teddy grahams & Nutella 
  • Dry cereal (let your kids pick a new one each week)
  • Cherry tomatoes & mozzarella balls 
  • Apple cookies (apple sliced width-wise, topped with pb and honey)
  • Graham crackers & frosting (like a sandwich!)
  • Applesauce pouches
  • Granola/nutrigrain bars
  • Crackers & cream cheese, topped with fruit
  • Cheese trays: string cheese, crackers, pepperoni, grapes, rolled up turkey/ham, and hummus) Someone please make this for me!
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt & yogurt drinks
  • Veggies (snap peas, peppers, carrots, celery)
  • Energy bites (find great recipes on Pinterest)
  • Snack mix (use whatever you have on hand and let your kids help! Cheez-its, cheerios, raisins, pretzels, etc)
  • Hummus & crackers
  • Yogurt dip: greek yogurt, pb, cinnamon, and honey. Dip fruit or graham crackers!
  • Blender snow cones
  • Pudding
  • Big freezer soft pretzels
  • Mini pancakes with whip cream & fruit

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