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I am simply astonished at how much little people eat sometimes. Joshua, for instance, is especially baffling. He is 17 months old and not quite 21 pounds. How is it that he can pack away more food than his brother and sister combined most days?
For breakfast, the kids definitely eat more than I do. A LOT more. The night seems to have done them in, and they are ravenous.
The afternoons are another prime example. And I want to offer snacks that will get in some extra nutrients and won’t ruin their dinners.
Most of these recipes I’ve collected on Foodie fit the bill. They fill up tummies without being too heavy. Frozen fruit cups are our favorite as of late – I made some mostly following the recipe, but without sugar or frozen pineapple concentrate. It’s one that is very easy to customize. Next time I will add some grape halves, because I love frozen grapes.
I would honestly love to offer my kids veggies and dip, cucumber slices with egg salad, or green smoothies. But they would be left sitting there, and it would be a waste of my money. Maybe someday. But for the time being, I try to pick out recipes that my kids will actually eat, like popsicles, yogurt parfaits, and – their favorite – popcorn.
What do you serve for afternoon snack?
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