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From a young age on, we have exposed Adalyn to every food we can think of. She loves kale, broccoli, beans, olives, etc. If we are eating something, she is too. No special meals around here! When it comes to guidelines we follow, we aim for lots of fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, full-fat dairy products and healthy protein sources. We do allow sugar and junk foods sometimes, but not everyday. At a party, of course Adalyn can have dessert. But that does not mean that snack time everyday is cookies and chips.
I am big on getting kids to try different foods. I believe that this starts from a young age on. Eating a variety of foods in front of the child is important too. If mom is just eating pizza everyday, of course the child may only want that too. If mom and dad are eating salads loaded with veggies with their meals, chances are the child may want to try those healthier foods too.
These are some of the snacks that we serve to Adalyn in our home and she loves:
-Oranges, especially clementines
-Pouches of fruit and vegetable blends
-Fruit bars- ones made only of fruit and/or vegetables with no added sugar
-Dried fruit- apple chips, banana chips, raisins, dried cranberries, freeze dried blueberries
-Basically every single fruit she eats and loves!
|Salad is so delicious! Haha|
-"Big carrots"- whole, unpeeled carrots are a favorite snack in my house. They are so perfect for on the go too because you do not need to cut them up and they can be un-refrigerated for awhile.
-Bell pepper slices
-Celery sticks (with peanut butter and raisins is a favorite)
-Cucumber slices with hummus
-Broccoli with dip
-Bread with peanut butter
-Different kinds of bars- ones made with oats, different nuts, seeds, fruits, etc.
-Greek yogurt- the pouches and squeeze tubes work best for on-the-go
-String cheese, sliced cheese
-Smoothies with milk
|Gimme all the hummus!|
-Nuts- **If you give a child any nuts, make sure that they can chew very well and watch them carefully. Adalyn just started eating nuts at 2 years and 2 months old- she saw my dad do it and had to do it herself
-Peanut butter or almond butter
-A sweet potato chip or two
-RITZ Filled Sandwich Crackers
Adalyn loves RITZ Peanut Butter and Cheese Filled Sandwich Crackers which are now available at Kroger stores in the lunchbox aisle which has some of the best snacks. These are great for on-the-go and I feel good that she is getting a little protein in while having a treat. I also love these in both flavors and grew up snacking on these. They are so easy to throw into our diaper bag for any outing. Trust me, I learned a long time ago to never leave our home without snacks! Adalyn being hangry is not fun for anyone! I like shopping at Kroger for snacks because there is such a wide variety of options at affordable prices. They have an excellent health food section that I especially love.
RITZ Crackers are great during the busy times of life when kids just need a quick snack. They are great paired with a piece of fresh fruit or some sliced vegetables.