Playing with fun food is our favorite way to craft, and a terrific healthy snack!
When craft time can double as snack time not only can kids express their creativity, but they get excited about eating what they made. That’s one reason we love this owl snack. One of the first blog posts I ever wrote included an owl snack, 8 years ago! It’s so funny, that I still think owls are fun to make. But how can you not craft owls, when they are so simple and so cute!
What healthy snacks fill you up?
Feeding our kids snacks is second nature. They get hungry often because their little stomachs just aren’t that big. However, sometimes, a snack can satisfy a kids appetite for a moment, only to leave them hungry an hour later. The key is not just to look at the volume of the snack, but also what the snacks are made of. A snack that fills you up in the moment, but also for several hours will have a combination of fiber (for volume), fat (for satisfaction), carbs (for energy), and protein (for building). When all these are present in a snack, I can guarantee those kids will be satisfied with their snack.
Some of our favorite foods that meet this requirement is peanut butter (or other nut butters) and fruit. The fruit contains the fiber that is filling, and the carbs that provide the energy. The nut butters give the fat and protein. These…