Throw away those goldfish crackers! There are so many healthier options for kids! Starting your kids on real foods when they are babies is key to forming there taste buds for life. My kids started eating seaweed and green smoothies as babies and still enjoy them as they are 3 and 7. All of my sons friends refuse to eat any “real” foods at our house while my kids are super excited to get some fruit, nuts and seaweed for snacks. I also don’t cater to picky children-I cook one thing for dinner and that is that! No short order cooks here! I don’t eat much dairy but I make sure my kids have either some goat milk products, seafood, or liver so they get the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 that are only provided by animal foods. (excellent for ADHD/spectrum kiddos)
15 real food snack ideas:
1. kale chips
2. apple nachos
4. squash tortilla chips with hummus, salsa, or pesto
6. Carrots with sun butter dip
7. goat or coconut yogurt with spirulina, stevia and ground flax seeds
8. ants on a log (celery with sunbutter and dried fruit)
9. trail mix : cashews, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries, goji berries, (optional throw in some chopped carrots or raw sweet potatoes).
10. Seaweed (nori) plain or with pesto or hummus inside and rolled up or flat like sandwich squares.
11. gluten or grain free tortilla with sunbutter, shredded carrots, and raisins (this is a staple in our house-we call it a breakfast taco).
12. popcorn (not microwave) with vegan butter-1/2 olive oil 1/2 flax oil, garlic powder, sea salt (or goat butter melted on top).
13. healthy snack bar like this one with seeds, gojis, and shredded beets.
14. raw goat cheese on homemade crackers like these
15. carrot walnut cookies (replace chocolate chips with raisins)
These are also seen at this link http://frugallysustainable.com/2013/07/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-80/ and here http://www.deeprootsathome.com/encourage-one-another-wednesday-link-up-97/