Saturday, March 15, 2014

Snack Mom

I decided to write this post after a mom decided it was a good idea to bring chocolate cupcakes covered in frosting for snack after a baseball game. Now, I hope not to offend anyone, but the truth is that the last thing kids should be eating after any sport is a snack full of sugar. I was next on the list to provide the teams snack and I was hoping to lead by example by choosing a low fat protein filled snack with calcium and vitamin D accompanied with a low fat low calorie cracker type snack.

Here is the choice I made. 

Cheese sticks, with Pringles Honey Butter Sticks, and water. 

Now I believe with kids it's all about presentation so I purchased these really cute baseball baggies from Party City for $2.99 and put everything inside. 

Then it was just a matter of putting it all on ice and carrying it out to the field. 

The kids were excited to receive their snacks and I even had siblings coming to ask if they could have some too.

Other healthy snack ideas the kids will love!

  • Yogurt. **If you buy the kind that comes in a tube you can freeze them ahead of time and they are an excellent snack**
  • Apple Slices
  • Applesauce Cups (or squeezes) 
  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Fresh fruit (oranges, watermelon, grapes, bananas)
  • Raisins
  • Dried Fruit
  • Turkey cubes and cheese
  • Granola
  • Gelatin Cups
  • Banana Bread
  • Corn Muffins
  • Mini Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Humus and Pita Chips
  • Popcorn (flavored or unflavored)
  • Pretzels

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