I’m snack mom again tomorrow! This means I have to bring snack for thirty three and four-year-olds. Our school is also nut-free so I have to be extra careful about what I choose. I want it to be healthy, but I also want these kids to eat it! I usually send two or three choices just to balance things out. I don’t want anyone to starve.
Our preschool also has a lot of rules regarding the environment. You can’t send juice or milk boxes/bags, nor those squeezable apple sauces–they’re not recyclable (or so I learned when ours was returned uneaten). I’m cool with that. The earlier Shnook learns about recycling, the more likely he’ll do it from an early age. We recycle in our house too, I just didn’t know about those pesky apple sauce bags.
I have come up with a few ideas here, but I think it would be really helpful to brainstorm great healthy snack choices for toddlers, since many of them are such picky eaters. Here are my go-to snacks. What’re yours?
Oranges – maesejose/Flickr
Dried Fruit- storem/flickr
Tortilla Chips- treehouse1977
Rice Cakes- Arria Belli/Flickr
Bugs on A Log -shredded77/flickr
Hummus and Carrots -norwichnuts/flickr
Cheese and Crackers- cluczkow/flickr
Cheese Wheel – rosmary/Flickr