I have to admit, it’s a nice break not to have to post a repurposing tutorial or work on sewing projects this weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of last month’s challenge, it never seemed like work and I really did want to do it, but it did get a little intense at times.
In an effort to stick with December’s Challenge, I knew my biggest challenge was going to be snacks that followed the rules. I knew my temptation this month would be to pull out some cheerios or goldfish crackers when my girls were begging for a snack. So, I set to work on making some healthy and nutritious homemade snacks that I would consider 100% real food.
I did some research and decided on three recipes that seemed doable and didn’t require me to go out and buy a bunch of ingredients.
First off, I made some peanut butter honey bars. They have no flour in them and are just peanut butter, honey, sesame seeds and eggs. Simple, easy ingredients and also they are packed with protein!
My girls love them and they are pretty dense, so a little square is all you need. I keep them in the fridge so that they will last longer!
My next snack was homemade fruit snacks. I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided it would be fun to give it a shot. Lula loves fruit snacks, so I hoped she’d like these just the same. I found some blueberries and blackberries on sale at the grocery store and combined them with juice and gelatin to make these little jiggly snacks.
Lula loves them. I actually don’t care for them, but that means more for her! They are very nutritious and were fairly simple. Realistically, I’m not sure if I will be making them often, but they were a fun treat.
My last snack for the week was whole wheat cheese crackers. These were a big hit! Lula loved helping me mix up the dough, cut the squares and poke them with a fork (all supervised of course!)
Next time, I think I will make a double batch and freeze some of them. While I’m going to the trouble of rolling out dough, I might as well make a bunch to have on hand! They are slightly similar to cheezits, but definitely have more of a “rustic” taste. I have found myself snacking on these!
So, there you have it. Three simple snacks that I made in one afternoon that will last me for awhile! Now I have no excuses to veer from the rules!
Does anyone else have a great recipe for wholesome snacks?