I haven’t participated in the last couple of Homeschool Memoirs from The Homeschool Post because I haven’t had anything noteworthy to add for the last two topics. However, my kids snack from the time they get up until the time they go to bed, so I guess I have some experience in the area of snacking. Some of our favorites include:
- Raw carrots with dressing (it’s amazing what just slicing up a carrot does to make it more appealing)
- fruit (grapes and apples are favorites)
- Rice Krispy treats
- Popcorn (I can’t tell you how much of this we go through)
- Leftovers (My kids like meals for snacks. I’ll frequently save little bits of leftovers that don’t appear to be enough for anything. Somebody will eat them!)
- Trail mix (raisins, chocolate chips, dried apple, mixed nuts…yum!)
- My sister’s idea — the “dipper” shaped graham crackers, dipped in peanut butter, then in raisins
- Chips and dip (There wasn’t a disclaimer that they had to be healthy snacks, was there?)
- Black olive
- Grape or cherry tomatoes
- Homemade “Chex” mix — We like to mix Goldfish, Cheerios and pretzels. That’s it. You don’t even have to bake it and the kids love it.
- Rice pudding (okay, I’m the only one who likes it)
- Pudding or Jell-O in individual snack cups
- Sandwiches (Yes, I have a son who considers a sandwich to be a snack)
- Tuna, cheese, or pimento cheese and crackers
- Dry cereal
- Sunflower seeds and/or nuts
I’m sure I’ll think of something else, but that’s all that comes to mind right now. What does your crew like to snack on?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.