Monday, September 22, 2008

After school snacks dilemma

I am constantly bombarded with the "I'm starving, mom." Especially right after school. If it is not that, then it is "What can I eat? or There is nothing good to eat." I have 2 boys that I can never seem to fill up, and a third that is close behind. I already pack them 2 sandwiches in their lunch plus all the sides.

So my dilemma is .....
What snack do I give them after school, that will cure the starvation, but not fill them up, so they still eat dinner? Any ideas?

Today, we have oldest son's middle school soccer game, so I am already preparing for the loud cries of empty stomachs. I decided to make oatmeal bars and see if that might tide them over till dinner. Hopefully it will stick to their tummies a little better and not be so full of empty calories. I also will be taking some grapes along.

I would love to hear any suggestions for after school snacks especially ones that might be slightly filling.

3 comments:

samara said...

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My Little Nest said...

I do pretzels and fruit....but I give them a certain amount so they don't eat the whole bag! Bananas are great. Lately I've been making 6-10 hard boiled eggs at a time, and it makes a great snack. I like the oatmeal bars idea. Can you share the recipe?

ourfamilynotebook said...

Apples and peanut butter or a bowl of cereal when they walk in the door. I know that uses up the milk fast but it's fulfilling but won't last too long.