Planning snacks and meals can feel like a chore if your kids are on the run all summer. When you’re out and about, it’s difficult to avoid the easy options such as a fast food drive thru or a convenience store. In the last year or two, we have substituted the majority of the junk food in our house for healthier choices.
How can you start making that change?
Having prepared snacks in the fridge makes it quick and easy to pack lunches in the morning. By adding sandwiches and drinks, there will be enough to fill the cooler for a day trip to the beach or a picnic at the park. If you pack lunches for your children every day, adding fresh fruit
can be a refreshing change from all the bagged lunches that they have taken during the school year. Summer is a great time to treat them with some more tropical fruits, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc. If it doesn’t all get eaten, don’t let it go to waste ! Another great trick is freezing your frozen fruit to save it for later. Frozen grapes, berries, melons and bananas all taste great and can be eaten on their own, or added into a smoothie.
What other changes will you be making while the kids are on their summer break?