I wasn’t planning to share any recipes today but based on yesterday’s how I lost it: eating post there was a lot of interest on how my kids eat. I have really experimented with trying new things in an attempt to move them very closely to the way Bobby and I have been eating. Like anything, it has taken some initial planning and trying, but in the end, my children are pretty much used to not eating grain and other foods unless it’s outside our home.
My job as the mother this year has been to find even more grain-free snacks for my children. Since I’ve always eaten less grainy/starchy foods (because they made me feel heavy and irritated my stomach) my kids have always eaten different snacks from the norm. But this year has pushed me to become even more creative. Once you get it (fats are good), you understand what food groups and foods contain great sources of fat and protein and then you have a foundation to work with in cooking and baking for your whole family, whether for snacks, meals, or treats. It then becomes pretty enjoyable and second nature to come up with snacks.
One fun little snack we have on hand (and can always have on hand since it stays in the freezer) are our frozen mini berry yogurt cups. This is one of our super quick snacks that is not only in the category of “easy/fast to make” and “we always have the ingredients” but also in the “these are cool” category. The latter category always makes snacking for kids a priority.