Thank you for your sweet comments about my rearranged kitchen counters. It's nice not having to look at the wires and papers anymore!
I promised to share some summertime snack ideas this week. I don't know how it is at your house but at mine I hear "I'm hungry" a lot. Btw, a good response to this is "I'm Mommy, nice to meet you." ;0) For some reason the girls and Benjamin are never impressed with this comeback so we end looking through the fridge and pantry for a snack!
I thought I would try something new and fun for snacks this week. I bought mini cheese crackers, graham cracker sticks, pretzels and fruit bars when we went to Whole Foods on Monday. The bars are already individually wrapped but I divided everything else up and put them in small ziplock bags. This makes grabbing a snack easy, especially if you are on your way out the door to run errands or whatever.
I think fruit makes a great snack too. Pineapples were on sale so I cut it up into small chunks and put them in these reusable ziplock bowls. You could use any kind of fresh or canned fruit instead, cutting up pineapples isn't my favorite thing to do! Frozen grapes are perfect for a hot day. Emily loves mini carrots and Grace is a fan of sliced cucumbers so I bagged up some of those. We have ranch dressing to dip them in.
Cheese is another healthy snack. The little bowls are filled with cubed cheese.
Lastly, a favorite snack are these yogurt tubes. We keep them in the freezer and it's just like eating a popsicle!
I'm not a fan of juice based drinks but I will make lemonade a couple times a week. Other than that, it's plain water. To make it a little more exciting, I found these freezer mugs at Target for $1.99 each. They can be placed in the freezer and will get icy cold. Plus, straws are always fun!
As you can see, no one will be starving around here! I hope I have given you some useful ideas. Feel free to leave some of your favorite snacks in the comments!