- Apples and peanut butter. I always slice the apples for the kids as that way we have a lot less waste. None of them can eat a whole apple yet anyway.
- Fresh fruit. This is quick and obviously good for you.
- Carrot sticks.
- Honey and homemade bread. This is one of their top favorites.
- Popcorn. We love this stuff and it is very good for you and very cheap! I bought a 25 lb. bag from a co-op and we either use our air popper or pop it in a pan on the stove top. (Microwave popcorn is very expensive compared to just buying the seeds. It also has stuff with it that makes it not so healthy.)
- Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins.
- Homemade cookies from wholesome ingredients.
- Frozen peas or corn.
- Soda crackers and peanut butter.
- Homemade crackers with egg salad or cream cheese.
I like this recipe for Norwegian flat bread:
- 2 1/2 cups flour. I use a mixture of white and whole wheat. Sometimes I will add rye flour for a neat taste.
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup butter milk or sour milk (or just plain milk. - you can add a tiny bit or vinegar to sour it.)
Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in the softened butter. Make a well in the ingredients and pour in the milk all at once. Mix well.
Lightly grease baking sheets; set aside. Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead gently until nearly smooth. Divide dough into 10 portions. Roll each portion into an 8 inch circle. Place circles on baking sheets and prick with a fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 -12 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.
- A spoonful of peanut butter. Ken really laughs at us over this one but the kids and I love it. It very fast and gives you a quick dose of protein.
Anyway there are some of the snacks we enjoy. What are some of your favorites?