But Mom… there’s nothing in the fridge!
How many times have you heard your kiddos complain that there is just NOTHING to eat? Or maybe you have been guilty of standing for periods of time in front of the fridge yourself – and I don’t mean to fight off hot flashes!
Well, if your kids are anything like mine, half the time they just don’t want to get up and make a sandwich. I mean, why do that, when grabbing a stack of cookies is so much easier?
Quick and healthy snack packs
You just might be able to take the whining out of the kitchen, with these 3 tips for quick and healthy eating. Plus, you’ll be providing nutrient rich snacks for your family while you’re at it!
Place some of these pre-made snack stations on your bottom shelf, so your fridge will be well-stocked with quick and healthy snacks for the whole family. They’re super easy to make and everyone will be more likely to eat better, too!
1) A fruits & veggies station
- Peanut butter, almond butter, or hummus
- String cheese
- “Portable fruit” (i.e. grapes, blueberries, strawberries)
- Baby carrots, celery, or cucumber slices
- Portions of chicken or tuna
- A hard boiled egg
2) A “dry” idea
Fill snack bags with…
- Cheerios or other non-sugary cereals
- Crackers (whole wheat, graham, etc)
- Raisins or other dried fruits
All of the above can be made in advance, say on a Sunday afternoon, to help get ready for the busy week ahead. Perfect for the kids home from school over the summer, or you can even take them to work, so you can avoid the donut table in the office!
3) A cool use for your muffin tin
And finally, for your immediate snacking pleasure, there’s this idea I found on Muffintinmom.com. Can we say portion control? This is great for the little ones (or a growing teenager – he may need more than one) in your house who can be free to just help themselves!
Hopefully, with these tips, you won’t be hearing that familiar refrain, “There’s nothing in the fridge,” anytime again soon!
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