Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Commitment to Healthy Snacks

You would think, since I have been a mom for eleven years, I would have already figured this out. Well, the mean truth is no, I haven't. My idea of a snack is a granola bar, or a cookie, or pretzels, etc.

Not any more. My kids need GOOD snacks. So, we're going for it. I've stocked up on fresh fruit and veggies. Carrot sticks and celery. Apples, grapes and bananas. The kids will be eating THOSE instead of the crap they've been eating. So far, so good. They like those things anyway.

Let's see how long I can keep it up. No more chips and Swiss Cake Rolls for us.

You think we can do it?


Anonymous said...

Of course you can do it - good for you! Not only can you get the healthy benefits from choosing fruit and veggie based snacks, but it can be so fun to mix and match with different nuts, berries, veggies, hummus, and even make frozen fruit snacks.

Anonymous said...

Of course. If it's not in the house, it makes it easier. I don't have chips, soda, or any of that stuff in the house.

Yeah, occasionally, I'll bring in a treat, but, for the most part, healthy snacks taste better and are more satisfying.

Anonymous said...

::SNORT!:: Good luck with the healthy snack thing.

If you don't post for awhile, I know you will have had a mutiny.