Snacks for Hungry Little Tummies

Some of the most active days of our children are in the summer.  They spend a lot of time running around the house, playing out in the yard, or engaging in other summer activities.  They are either active or hungry – no, they do not seem to tire at all to want to hop on the bed for even a short nap.  You need to make sure that you have snacks to sustain them through their physical activity.

Some of the more popular healthy snack options are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit cups, and cookies and milk.  But, these are the same things that you pack in your child’s lunch box during the school year.  Why not spice things up a bit and offer more exciting snacks for your child this summer.

You can actually turn snack times into a “play-with-your-food”time by letting your little one make his own shaped sandwiches using cookie cutters.  Mixing up oats, cereal, and honey into little balls can also yield a batch of crunchy treats – maybe enough to feed the entire brood of kids coming for the afternoon play date with your child.  Of course, what is summer without popsicles?  You and your child can make fruity popsicles with fresh fruit and juice for a refreshing treat to beat the summer heat

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