From the bean of Green Bean.
I'm not necessarily a slacker mom but I do have my aspirations.
My kids are at a nice age. 6 and 8. They are finally able to do a bit more for themselves. They can set and clear the table. Take out the trash and, with lots of complaining, do their own laundry. They can even prepare their own food . . . sometimes.
Yay, independence! But boo to poor choices, desire for packaged and/or processed foods and the inability to slice an apple with a knife yet. ;-)
We have a fruit bowl out at all times and I keep veggies - snap peas, carrots and such - in the fridge. My kids can throw together a quesadilla or PB&J in no time flat but I'm looking for other ideas for healthy snacking that are sustainable in both the environmental sense AND in the time sense. For years, I tried the home-baked snack approach but as kids get bigger and eat more and more, always homemade becomes harder and harder.
Any thoughts? What are your or your children's favorite snacks? How do you keep packaging down and the interest up? What else can they make themselves easily.
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