Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday!

The title is a little bit of a misnomer, since I really don't know if this works. I am starting it today and, in theory, it will be great!

As a kid, we were never allowed to snack without "asking." I am not sure why..maybe it was money, maybe nutrition, who knows. Up until now, my kids have been too young to really snack alone anyhow, but lately I have been trying to solve the dilemma of the snacking. I always provide a nutritious after school snack, but after that it is rare that I let them snack. I don't want them to eat junk. I don't want them to spoil their dinner. I don't want to have my grocery bill skyrocket. So, I came up with the snack basket. In it I put relatively healthy snacks (granola bars, raisins, pretzels, cereal, etc.) in little baggies. Now, I will still prepare an after school snack for them, but if they get hungry otherwise they may, at their own discretion, choose one snack to eat whenever they want! I intend to make a second refrigerator-based snack basket to put in carrots, grapes, yogurts, etc. I think this solves all my problems: they have more freedom, and it is relatively healthy, it is limited-so hopefully the grocery bill won't grow.

We'll see how it works!


utmommy said...

Let me know if it works. I've thought about doing something similar.

nikko said...

Hope it works!

Suzanne said...

This is a great idea! It would save me time and give more freedom to my kids.

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