Frugal Low Fat, Low Calorie Snacks
Don't Let Munchies Gobble Your Budget
Inexpensive, Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
Kids need snacks, but not constant grazing. You need to make sure the snacks are healthy and are going to do them some good, nutritionally. If you give them the junk that they clamor for from watching too much TV, they will end up eating continually. It makes sense, if you think about it. When your children (or you for that matter) don't get the nutrition necessary, their bodies still crave those nutrients and will keep signaling that it's time to eat, even after downing a bag of Doritos and drinking a whole liter of Pepsi. They might be temporarily full, but never satisfied because the body was overfed and undernourished and therefore still needs food (when I say that I mean REAL food). See why is good nutrition so important? This is how you stop the vicious cycle of constantly eating; junk doesn't satisfy at all.
So let's get a grip on this snack food issue and get some snack ideas happening. Not having a plan (as we well know!) is a recipe for disaster. You know how to make a grocery list. So how about adding some of these snack ideas on your list this week?
Here are five easy snack ideas:
So there you have it. Here are five awesome snack ideas that are healthy, inexpensive and will keep your children from starving before dinner!
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