Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Snacks

Now that summer is almost here, I find that many little people are always at my house demanding food. It used to bug me when kids would show up and immediately ask for food but once I discovered that my kids did the same things at other's houses, I am much nicer and feed these kids. However, sometimes I do get tired of feeding the masses and send them back to their own houses.

Anyway, I finally came up with a list of snack foods to always have on hand. I thought I would pass this along and if any of you have any other suggestions, let me know. I could always use some new ones.
(Just don't say fruit snacks, I am so over those.)

1. String cheese
2. crackers
3. Graham crackers
4. microwave popcorn (this is huge favorite all year round)
5. popsicles
6. baby carrots
7. gold fish crackers (but I get very tired of the powdery mess they make when stepped on)
8. apples
9. corn chips
10. Occasionally I am the nice mom and buy real potato chips but never Cheetos--too messy!)
11. Dried mangos from Costco--so yummy!


michelle said...

Love the dried mango idea, have to try that one. We are big otter pop people but maybe it is just because I like that all the kids know they have to be outside to get one so they stay out!

Melinda said...

The kids feel fancy when I make a some personalized gorp: I'll pop popcorn and then divide it out into bowls and add pretzels, two or three kinds of cereal, mini-M&Ms, and raisins. I just sprinkle in whatever I have in the pantry. It's a good way to use up the ends of boxes. And then I hustle everyone outside with their bowls.

Gabriela said...

I'm with you-I hate cheetos. I wish we could get popsicles here. In Costco in Mexico City they had these little popsicles-do they have those in the States? they were perfect size for little kids.

Sometimes I'll whip up a batch of no-bake cookies-they are super quick and have lots of oatmeal in them.

love.boxes said...

I love the dried mango idea too! It's nice to have a healthy snack! I get kind of bugged about this as well and I wonder if kids are eating because they are really hungry or because they are just bored.

ash said...

We need to pick up those snacks for just us! They sound delicious. Have fun feeding the neighborhood!