What do your kids have for snacks??

Amanda - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )

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Just wondering what you other mums give your kids for snacks during the day.
We normally do fruit, yoghurt, cheese and crackers, hommus and wholegrain crackers, popcorn, nuts that sort of thing.

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Stifler's - posted on 09/03/2011

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I get those fruit pouches with a thing on top you squeeze it out of. Logan sucks the fruit out. At least it's fruit lol

Savita - posted on 09/02/2011

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I know it might sound difficult, but making yogurt at home is actually easier, and cheaper. Just a tip if anybody is interested as I do it all the time. Buy yogurt once from Indian grocery, then boil the whole milk, let it cool a little bit, then put a half spoon of yogurt in the milk, stir it, and cover the milk. In about 5-6 hrs, milk turns into yogurt. Refrigerate the yogurt just like store bought yogurt. So literally using the now homemade yogurt you can prepare yogurt at home in batches and have it ready. I do that n my kids eat a lot of yogurt and drink buttermilk.

Stifler's - posted on 08/16/2011

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Fruit and marshmallow skewers aye... might have to try that one lol knowing my luck he would eat the marshmallows and leave the fruit though.

Sal - posted on 08/16/2011

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carrots!!!!! every time i turn around they have a carrot...but fruit, dried fruit,crackers and dip, sliced vegies/cucumber cherry toms, picked veg and olives....and cakes and treats too

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Jaime - posted on 12/02/2011

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cheese and cracker packets, granola bars, string cheese, tuna and crackers, goldfish, cheese its, sliced apples/oranges/grapes, fruit gummies

CHRISTINE - posted on 12/01/2011

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Cheese sticks, raisins, homemade cookies (healthy) dried bananas, dried green beans (Whole Foods). Mini Bagles and Cream Chese, English Muffins with pizza sauce and a slice of cheese in the toaster oven and then cut in 4 pieces so they are handheld. Cereal mixes, I mix 3 or 4 cereals raisins and dried fruits and make a cereal mix. Hope it helps.

Sarah - posted on 12/01/2011

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Well I give my kids all those things exept for hommus because i don't know what that is lol! I also give peanut butter and celery, raisins, fruit salad, apples and caramel, carrot sticks, apple sauce and sometimes if we have it cream chese with crackers that are really good like multi grain and they love that lol. so hope this helps!. :)

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Any kind of fruit but mainly bananas she loves bananas!! Today she ate celery with peanut better and cheese cubes. Some days she'll get yogurt or pudding or 1/2 a pb &j sandwhich , crackers and always milk, water, or 100% fruit juice :)

Rachel - posted on 09/04/2011

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i do appricots, apples, crackers and cheese, banannas and grahm crackers, sometimes he eats oatmeal

Savita - posted on 09/03/2011

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Really, it is very strange for me to hear. Buttermilk is good for children and infact for everybody. People who might have gone to any Indian restaurant would know 'lassi' which is nothing but 'sweet buttermilk'. Anyways I can understand different people have different eating habits. Also I am not sure what method is used here to make buttermilk found ready in shops, may be they use method of artificially adding acids, so may be not recommended here. You can opt out and definitely better to follow what is recommended here. If I google online, even there it says it is not used in western countries, so you are right. Sorry if my post created confusion.

Sherri - posted on 09/03/2011

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Oh here buttermilk is strictly used for baking. It is seriously so foul nobody here would opt to drink it voluntarily.

Savita - posted on 09/03/2011

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Yes, diluted buttermilk which I make using yogurt , water,salt and jeera powder which I give once a day about 3-4 ounce it cools the body and jeera powder is good for digestion but not when kids have cold or fever.

Bobbie - posted on 08/31/2011

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Well my kids love carrots, broccoli and cauliflower with itailin dressing on them, homemade salsa and chips, fruit snacks, cheese and crackers with summer sausage. My children also like yogart, and apples, oranges or grapes.

Tiziana - posted on 08/25/2011

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My son eats pretty much the same things as all you moms have said. I feel like he eats the same things all the time and I try to get new ideas, the skewers sound great. For the moms that say their kids dont get snacks, is there a particular reason, I always thought it was good even for us adults to have a healthy snack between meals.

Sal - posted on 08/16/2011

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because bear can't have dairy we have to try and get creative for treats, no icecream, custards, yoghurts, cheese,shop bought bickies or cakes so the marshmellows are pretty safe and they love it....they love making them them selves too

Sal - posted on 08/16/2011

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ohhh and i forgot fruit and marshmellow skewers are a big fav right now.....and glasses of milk with flavor straws too. or fruit toast...i often joke morning tea is there favorite 3 meals or the day...lol

Nicola - posted on 08/15/2011

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Just watch out if you give muesli bars regularly they get stuck in the kids teeth really badly and cause decay as i found out unfortunatly. so now its fruit and cheese or youghurt and occasionally a homemade cake or muffin.

Christina - posted on 08/14/2011

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Since my kids are still young, I allow them to have a snack or two between meals...they usually consist of an ice pop, string cheese, applesauce, dry cereal, piece of fruit, 1/2 of a P.B. sandwich, a piece of deli meat with cheese rolled into the middle, a small bowl of fruit cocktail, 1/2 of a pop-tart, popcorn, or carrots with ranch dressing...but when they get into 2nd or 3rd grade I don't think they should have to have a snack unless they are in a sport or other activity outside of school...

Katharine - posted on 08/12/2011

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I give my kids, cookies, cupcakes,but they also love graham crackers, bananas, and apples.

Rebecca - posted on 08/12/2011

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When my kids were really little, they didn't have regular snacks. Although if they were hungry between meals, they could (and still do) have a piece of fruit or a slice of bread. They are allowed the odd chocolate bar or cereal bar on occasions and now my oldest is capable of doing a lot by himself, the rule for him is that if he wants something between meals, he can have anything (within reason) that he can get/make himself!

Angela - posted on 08/11/2011

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we have apples, bananas, pop corn, cheese, cookies, and toast with apple sauce on it

Toni - posted on 08/11/2011

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My kids don't usually get any snacks. But on occasion, I will let them have an apple of a carrot between meals. Once in a great while, they will have popcorn.
Karen land-- My SIL has 8 kids too! They are the greatest kids!! And don't worry, I bake cookies too, they just don't get to eat them unless all of their supper is gone. :)

Amanda - posted on 08/10/2011

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Cari you just reminded me I need to bake some cheese and spinach muffins.
Karen I make cupcakes sometimes too, just not too often, normally when nan and pop come to visit then I make normal size ones for us and mini ones for the kids

Sherri - posted on 08/10/2011

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Nope Karen you aren't the only one on occasion we bake brownies, have ice cream or cookies we just try and limit it and make it a rare treat.

Karen - posted on 08/10/2011

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My kids eat fruit and popcicles, but I must say I feel like the worse mom ever right now! LOL Am I the only one who bakes cookies?? And I NEED my Timmy's coffee fix so if I take all the kids (I have 8) to town for the morning and they are extremely good I do bribe them with timbits!

Cari - posted on 08/10/2011

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Same sort of thing here - as healthy as possible. To add to your excellent list - crudite or breadstick dippers, little box of raisins, and veg muffins (found an excellent recipe online - he likes them and they give him 1 of his 5 a day - I struggle to get him to eat veg).

Carmina - posted on 08/10/2011

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i like how healthy all our kids are! they all eat very similar! my son also snacks on lotssss of fruit all diff kinds, biscuits & crackers, cheese, yoghurt and lots more lol

CHRISTINE - posted on 08/09/2011

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Apples and carmel dip, pretzels and yogurt dip, grapes, bananas and watermelon with some marshmallows on a shish kebob skewer, popcorn or a half of an english muffin with some pizza sauce and a piece of american cheese in the toaster oven for a few minutes, those are his favorite snacks and are all healthy. I can't keep yogurt dip in the house it flys off the shelf like crazy, yogurt chives and cilantro with pretzel chips, they love it.

Stacie - posted on 08/09/2011

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Rarely are snacks required, but things like Annie's bunny snacks, pretzels, hummus and fruit.

Robin - posted on 08/09/2011

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My kids are big on crackers of any kind. I also got an air popper popcorn machine and we do popcorn alot. Fruit, cheese, dry cereal, fruit bars and yogurt. I seem to always have coupons for yogurt and can just about every week catch it on a good sale.

Sherri - posted on 08/09/2011

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Celery w/p'nut butter, carrots w/ranch dip, Fishes, yogurt, string cheese, fruit, popcorn, granola bars, crackers w/cheese, occasionally gummies or 100 calorie snacks.

Bonnie - posted on 08/09/2011

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My boys snacks use to not always be so healthy, but i've been running an at home daycare for the past couple of months and that has helped because I prepare healthy snacks for those kids. It's usually things like: bananas, strawberries, apple sauce, yogurt, crackers, cheerios, cereal bars with fruit inside, granola bars, pudding. Sometimes we may make rice krispy squares, banana bread or blueberry muffins.

Beth - posted on 08/09/2011

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I give my DS (almost 2) fruit, raisins and craisins, peanut butter crackers, frozen fruit bars, graham crackers, gold fish, cheese or what ever is left over from his lunch.

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whole grain gold fish crackers, fruit (depends on the season), cheese. I was giving raisins but stopped since my daughter was having a hard time passing them.

Yogurt around here is a treat, not only is it expensive, but she loves it way too much. Same goes for bananas. If I can find them cheap enough I will get grape tomatoes (I have to watch out on how many I give her, since like bananas she'll make herself sick off them).

Amy - posted on 08/09/2011

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String cheese, graham crackers, sesame crackers [any kind of cracker, really], raisins, apples, oatmeal cookies...pretty much whatever is healthy and a grab and go kind of snack. they usually eat snacks while playing outside in the summer. yogurt is a no go here. They'll eat it at breakfast, but then the baby's up and my son is 2 and just makes too much of a mess of it. Popcorn is always a huge hit though. We have an air popper and he loves when the popcorn shoots out at him!

Sarah - posted on 08/09/2011

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My son mainly eats fruit (bananas, strawberries, and grapes are his fav), crackers, cereal, yogurt, or occasionally banana budding.

Tamara - posted on 08/09/2011

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Fruit salad, celery with Peanut butter and raisins, Just plain fruit, veggies with dip, crackers and cheese, yogurt. We don't keep alot of junk food in the house so the choices all lean toward the healthy side. once a week Ill make a cake or brownies as a treat.

Katherine - posted on 08/09/2011

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Sounds good to me!!!! I give mine fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, cheese, yogurt etc....

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