Just Need a Little Somethin’

I’ve always been a snacker by nature. I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t need a little something by 4:00 in the afternoon. It’s just not right. My boys are much the same way, only they’re constantly in search of a bite to eat. When it comes to snacks, they’re bottomless pits.

What goes into those bottomless pits? Typical snacks around our house would be along the lines of:

  • Apple slices with some nut butter
  • Cut up vegetables with hummus
  • Whole-grain crackers with slices of uncured beef summer sausage
  • A quick handful of almonds

But the boys are getting tired of the same old same old, and I’m not too crazy about having a bunch of boxes of processed snacks on the pantry shelves. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been known to check in my Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide for healthy snacks to grab at the store for those times when I forget to plan ahead, or when I suddenly discover that every piece of fruit in the house has been devoured (seemingly overnight).

The truth is, I’d love to pick a day each week when the boys and I make all the snacks we’ll be eating throughout the week. I just need an arsenal of recipes they can choose from. What kid-approved snack recipes do you rely on at your house?

Photo from iStock/Susan Chiang

Paula Widish

Paula Widish, author of Trophia: Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health, is a freelance writer and self-healther. She loves nothing more than sharing tidbits of information she discovers with others. (Actually, she loves her family more than that—and probably bacon too.) Paula has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through International Coach Academy.

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