With three busy kids between the ages of 1.5 and 9, snacks are a scheduled part of our day. No, literally – our 8 year old has “snack time” at the same time, every day at school! Keeping their “fuel” fun, healthy, and “just their size” is sometimes tricky. Between being picky, each wanting something different, or just being too busy to stop and enjoy, snack time can be a bit scary (for mom!). When Kellogg’s asked me to help them with their Team Kellogg’s campaign and share some great tips with you, I knew I could help out! Look below for a fun (and easy to make!) DIY snack holder that you can use to make snack time fun!
To give you an idea of the kind of snacks we enjoy, I’ve made a little guide based on the ages in our household.
Snacks for Kids Ages 1-3
Crackers (cheese, graham, saltine, plenty to choose from!)
Cheese (try sticks or cubes, maybe even small cookie cutters for fun shapes!)
Homemade trail mix (pretzel sticks, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, raisins, dried cranberries, and maybe a few chocolate chips)
Crackers w/ peanut butter
Yogurt (try a reusable squeeze pouch for a snack they can feed themselves)
Snacks for Kids 6-9
Crackers and pepperoni “sandwiches”
A bowl of Kellogg’s cereal!
Tuna and crackers
Yogurt with a sprinkle of granola
Vegetables and dip
Celery with peanut butter and raisins (ants on a log)
Diced chicken and cheese cubes
Make your own snack holder!
To see more great tips from Kellogg’s on how to get off to a great start, visit kelloggs.com/greatstartstips
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.
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