Posted on | May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
I know a lot of people out there are intimidated by real foods. While it CAN take more time & effort, it doesn’t have to. Begin small. Begin with a snack or 2 a week & work your way up. Many of these can be made for breakfast & light lunches as well. That’s why I decided to compile a list of things you can do to improve your diet. Many of these recipe, how-to & product links will take you off-site. I went on a short mission across the net to come up with a decent sized list, so there would be something for everyone. Many of these are great travel snacks. Some of these can be made ahead of time & frozen or stored for a bit. Use common sense to decide what is shelf stable & what needs to be refrigerated. If you have any questions about them, I can definitely try to help.
Many of these items are kid-friendly even for the pickiest eaters that are accustomed to processed foods. Pick out a few & give them a try. Some of these are transitional & are foods your kids will recognize. For those that are already accustomed to whole foods, just enjoy!
Apples & peanut butter
Black beans sprinkled with shredded cheese
Celery & peanut butter
Carrot sticks & sour cream or ranch dip
Hard boiled eggs
“Larabars” aka Chunky Nut Date Bars
Octo-dogs (Cut uncured, nitrate/ite free hot dogs into coins & poke dry pasta through them. Boil until pasta is done)
Sliders (these can be made with hamburger patties, sloppy joe mix, shredded BBQ pork or chicken, tuna or egg salad, etc)
Uncrustables (The real food kind!)
Water kefir popsicles
Xylitol Mints (not really a SNACK, but good for a quick fix for “candy”)
Yoghurt, this can be sweetened with honey & vanilla or with organic &/or homemade fruit jams & preserves.
What are some of your kids’ favourite real food snacks??
“Michaela– homeschooling Mom to 3 boys, wife to one wonderful Hubba, kitty-momma, likes gardening/sewing/baking/cooking/a multitude of other things.
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