Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you were to ask me what I'd like for a snack, I have to admit I'd probably mention something like Doritos or a brownie. If I were really feeling healthy, I might suggest some fruit and a glass of soy milk.
When it comes to offering snacks to kids, I recommend a balance. My kids often get (and enjoy!) cheese, fruit, yogurt or wheat crackers for a snack. But you know what? I'm a cookie-mama too. I absolutely let my children have sweets. And sometimes cheesy snacks with a dubious orange color. I pride myself on the wide range of things I offer...
But even more important perhaps? Let your kids be your guide once in a while. When I let my son "name his snack" the other day, do you know what he came up with?
Dry spaghetti. Seriously.
It could be worse.
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.