Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs: Snacks


This week's theme is about our favorite family snacks...yum! I know I will come away from visiting everyone's posts with new ideas for us to enjoy. :)

We try to keep fresh food on hand for snacking...hard to do when 6 people are noshing away all day lol. But when my kiddos get hungry between meals they reach for the bananas, apples, grapes, cut up melons I keep in the fridge and baby carrots with Ranch dressing for dip. Ds2 will eat a tomato like an apple, and ds3 often makes himself a salad for a snack. I know, these kids are crazy! :))

I love to bake, so I do usually have something sweet on hand like a cake or some cookies. Usually we have those for desert and they don't last long. Some of our favorite snacks (that you have to actually "prepare") are vanilla yogurt with sliced bananas and cinnamon sprinkled on top (also yummy with blueberries or strawberries,) toast with peanut butter, sliced bananas and a sprinkle of wheat germ for crunch, and dh's good old "cheese toast" which is just bread topped with a slice of cheese and baked.

Purchased snacks that my kiddos enjoy include Cheerios Snack Mix, granola bars and a quick bowl of cold cereal. That's about it! Hope everyone has a blessed week. Julie


  1. I like to eat tomatoes like an apple, too. :)

  2. My youngest loves salad and I am sure if I put it in front of her for a snack she would devour it. (make note to myself to make more salad for snacks!)

    Thanks for sharing. I love your blog and plan to come back to read some. :)

  3. Cookies don't last very long in our house either - and there's only four of us! ;)

    Yes, the Kashi foods that I've tried so far have all been delicious! It's nice to have a yummy treat that can be qualified as healthy. :D

    Miss Emily Rose

  4. my 8 yo old son will eat a whole can of peas or green beans for lunch. My oldest loves tomatoes for a snack. I need to buy them more often. I know what you mean about food not lasting long!
    PS I finished Christy and it is one of my all time favorite books!

  5. I so know what you mena about food not lasting long!! I love tomato's too!! My oldest loves salads too. I didn't even think to put that down as a snack!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :).

  6. oooh - I like the idea of the vanilla yogurt with cinnamon!!

  7. The yogurt idea sounds yummy!

    Boys rule ~ I have 5!

  8. We are definitely of the bake-it, eat-it type, too! Nothing baked lasts more than a day around here!

  9. I've enjoyed reading all of these lists and getting new ideas! Thanks for sharing yours!

  10. Hey, Julie. I just realized you were the one asking about the emoticons. I put a link on my blog for you. :)

  11. I love to bake, too, but I have such a sweet tooth that I try not to keep it around too much.

    I love eating tomatoes like an apple especially fresh garden tomatoes. :D

  12. I know what you mean about food not lasting in the house long - LOL! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!



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