Do not buy it if it has a packet.

Nadine - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




My kids want snacks all day long. So every week I buy heaps of fruit put it on a tray in the fridge and when the kids want a snack, I let them choose what they want off the tray. Fruit is cheap and healthy. For $4 I can get 6 oranges, for $4 I can get 10 small apples, for $4 I can get 5 bananas, for $4 I can get 6 pears, for $4 I can get up to a kilo of grapes, for $4 I can get half a watermelon. For $24 I can have enough fruit to last 2 weeks. If I brought other non-healthy even so called healthy packaged foods I can spend up to twice as much each week. Processed packaged chips, lcm bars, roll ups, ect, do not fill your little one up, it will stop the hunger but only breifly, they will be back wanting more of that sugar you just gave them. Fruit will fill them up and keep them full at least until the next meal, and if it doesn't who cares its CHEAP and HEALTHY. If you think my kid wont eat fruit, YOUR WRONG. No child will starve themselve, if it is all they are offered eventually they will eat it and probably like it.


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User - posted on 04/02/2009




I agree!  There tummies are so little to be filling them up with junk!  My kids will actually choose fruit over stuff like fruit snacks, chips, etc.  I also think this is true with giving them things like milk, WATER, and fruit juice instead of soda.  Too many children drink sodas today.  They are packed with sugar and some of them caffeine!  I can count on one hand the number of times my 4 and a 1/2 year old has had soda (it's only been in situations where there was no other option). 

Stacey - posted on 04/02/2009




i agree my kids love fruit and it is cheap and really who cares hey it good for em...i agree aswell that mothers out there should really being putting it into their daily snacks. thats it i say if they dont eat..dont feed en packet food they will get hungry and eventually will eat the fruit...i think ya can get ya kids to eat anything u just have to be firm and say no to packet food..or junk!

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