Any New Year’s Resolutions?…
How about keeping some new foods handy in the kitchen to help your kids make healthier choices this year????
It’s hard to believe we are starting a new year already. Almost half of the school year has already gone by…I feel as though we should be into more of a routine at this point. I know in my household, our schedule slows down in the winter. There aren’t as many scheduled activities and practices. This is a great time to work on adding in some new healthy recipes and staples into your pantry and refrigerator.
A great idea that I found from Real Simple Magazine…
Refrigerator Snack Station
- Jar of peanut butter (preferably the natural kind, for dipping)
- String cheese
- Assorted crudités—baby-cut carrots, celery sticks, pepper slices—in plastic bags
- Orange segments
- Lunch-meat roll-ups (like turkey-and-Swiss or ham-and-Cheddar)
- Tub of hummus (for dipping)
Kids are always looking for what is quick and easy. Keeping healthy snacks already prepared in the fridge just makes it a little easier to grab. Makes packing lunches easier too!
When your kids get home from school…encourage them to go to the snack station in the fridge. OR Pull it out for them and put in on the kitchen table for easier access. Eating these types of snacks right after school may help them cut back on reaching for less healthy snacks.