Solving Summer Snacks for Kids

School is out and the kids are hungry! They seem hungrier in the summer and it is probably because they’re more active. I’m a bit tired already of hearing “I’m hungry, can I have a snack?.”
Of course most moms don’t want their children snacking on junk, so here is one solution that will keep the kids from hounding you constantly to make another snack.

Have on hand an assortment of fruits. Choose a good variety and expect that they’ll go for the favorites first. They will eventually eat the others because that’s all that is left, so it is a great way to introduce new fruits.

Notice that I’ve separated the fruits based on refrigeration needs. The fruits that need chilling are on a porcelain platter with a cold pack underneath.

Provide a healthy ‘dip’ to go with the fruits. I used this recipe:
2 cups yogurt, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. vanilla, mix well, serve with fruit.image

I suggest setting out the fruit platter during the first request for a snack after breakfast, and leave it out until 2 hours before dinner. Change cold pack as needed. Cover if needed.

Cold pack recipe:
1 gallon freezer bag, filled with 2 quarts water and 2 cups rubbing alcohol. Put in freezer flat. Freeze overnight. It will be slightly pliable and will conform to your platter.

Fruit won’t destroy the kids appetites for dinner and will give them lots of vitamins.

Enjoy the free time this might give you that isn’t spent on making another peanut butter and jelly sandwich. šŸ˜€ I’ll have more Summer Solutions for you shortly, so check back often.


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