If you have been following my blog for a while, you know I am a fan of eating healthy (for the most part!). I try very hard to introduce good healthy foods to my children and so far it’s going pretty well. But now that they are getting older and I don’t need to bring a fully equipped diaper bag with me to go out, it is incredibly easy to slip into the “we can pick something up when we get there” mode to eating and snacking.
When you are in a rush and you have not one child, but children to get ready and out the door, and there are potty trips and boots and mitts and hats and…well, you get the idea, it’s easy to leave out the snacks. And you know what? I can tell you from experience, when I don’t bring the healthy snacks for my kids, not only do we not eat well, but we are not “fueled” well for the rest of the day’s activities.
This may sound familiar: You are out at a sport class or a playgroup center and all they have is a vending machine and deli food. Your kids are suddenly starving. To get them back in the car and back home or to a healthy alternative will take too long, so you settle. Ok, for this one time, we’ll grab a vending machine snack, and a fruit drink and a, dare I say it, hot dog….”No! Don’t do it!” is what has literally screamed in my head in those terrible moments. The rest of the day has played out like this: kids are immediately moody and incapable of enjoying anything else. They are generally still hungry and the day is pretty much finished.
I had only a few moments like that and then I wised up. I do not leave home without my healthy snacks, water and fruit juices I feel comfortable giving my children. That’s it. I don’t budge with this. This method is, not only a million times better for your kids but it’s a lot less expensive too. And to have the healthy snacks in your purse, ready to pull out the moment someone says “I’m SO hungry, mama!” is priceless!
So what is my go-to snack? You guessed it, SunRype! My kids love the variety of fruit bars (Fruit to Go and FruitSource) and I am the biggest fan of the Just Fruit & Grains bars because they fill me up fast. They saved me when I recently went to a conference and could not eat the food offered.
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