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Old 01-20-2008, 06:49 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by pdswife View Post
How about apples or celery with a little peanut butter?
When I was little, my mother used to cut celery into 3- or 4-inch pieces. She'd spread peanut butter on the insides and put a row of raisins on each one. Called them "ants on a log." I loved it!

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #12
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fresh cut up fruit and cheesestix and wheat crackers are a fav with my 5 year old granddaughter--does not like yogurt, however

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Old 01-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #13
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Healthy Afterschool Snacks

When my kids were growing up I used to make them a fruitplate for afterschool. I would take a dinner plate and would slice up apples, bananas, grapes, oranges (sometimes the canned ones with no sugar added), watermelon, kiwi and pineapple (canned with no sugar). I would give them each a plastic fork and let them go at it. It was so popular they would ask for it. I would also make peanut butter crackers and cheese crackers. We would pop popcorn in our airpopper. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were also very popular as were grilled cheese.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:27 PM   #14
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presentation is everything sometimes

I was reminded of how presentation is half the battle to get kids to eat nutritous food, reading the fruit plate post. i too found that if I arranged the fruit, cut up , on a plate, or even veggies, it was devoured. the little ones delighted in food turned into faces. The ant on a log was always a hit, like you said. (thanks Girl Scouts). Oh the things we do for our kids and their nutrition.
A new thing I think would be good to have around is those waffle sticks, only make them ahead yourself, with those new waffle stick irons. Just make them nutritious with ww flour, sunflower seeds, etc. Then they can just eat them cold or nuke them and spread with pb.

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