Maybe you are wondering what banana jars are? A long time ago, I discovered that my kids loved to eat pudding. (Who doesn't, right?) But I'm not keen on serving this as a snack. I try to keep all sugary foods to a minimum, and items like these are only allowed as a dessert - IF they finish their entire meal. I feel like the body handles the sugar better if it is eaten after a meal. Plus, their little bodies are close to full, so they are less likely to eat too much of it. Anyway, they also love yogurt and apple sauce. So I thought why not just create my own healthy, fruit "pudding?" And then I realized that, hey, Gerber already has!
You see where I'm going with this don't you? So because I'm all about saving time, I started buying Gerber baby food - just the fruits, like bananas, strawberry and banana, sometimes pear. And my kids have one jar instead of pudding or ice cream. *Win!*
And now, thanks to you, I have expanded my list! Here are some of your suggestions...
In addition, some of my blogging hermanas have shared their healthy recipes and snack choices with me. And so now, I share them with you...xo!
|Blackberry Muffins from Sweet Life Bake|
Bonnie also has a recipe for Overnight Oats on New Latina. I'm looking forward to trying this, too.
If you are looking for natural energy bars, check out Ericka's Honey Nutty Tree-Hugger Bars - they look deliciosos!! Her site, Nibbles and Feasts, is loaded with yummy recipes.
Mi amiga, Silvia, from Mama Latina Tips also has a great article on Soccer Snacks, but I think these would work well for children involved in any sport really.
Con mucho cariño....