Even if there’s a cafeteria in school, this still doesn’t mean you can stop preparing food for your kids. Nothing beats mom’s homemade treats and you can be sure that your child is eating something healthy and clean too! Of course, this would take a lot of time and effort because you need to wake up extra early to make sure packed snacks and/or lunch are ready in time for school. You also need to be very consistent because you don’t want your child expecting for a tasty treat today only to find out you just left some cash at the counter.
If you are preparing snacks for your child every single day, there’s no doubt you will run out of ideas. While there’s nothing wrong if you make the same snacks every so often, it would still be nice if you could prepare something special or unique every once in a while. To help you out, Hourglass Brasserie can provide you with some great tools to make your job so much easier and down below, there’s a list of some delicious snack ideas for school kids!
Different Day, Different Spread
Sandwiches will never get old—unless you don’t eat it of course. What we mean is that through the years, we all brought sandwiches to school and we never really get tired of it, unless of course we always have the same ham, lettuce and tomato every single day. While that would be nice at least once a week, you can use a variety of spreads for your child’s sandwich!
Your food processor will surely be a great help in creating different spreads. Yes you can easily buy peanut butter off the shelf but making one from scratch with your own recipe, it would be appreciated by your child even more. Aside from peanut butter, you can make pesto spread, strawberry jam and a whole lot more with a food processor! If there’s a spread you should buy off the shelf because it’s already perfect, it has to be Nutella.
Cakes, Muffins, Cupcakes, Cookies and All the Sweet Things
Show your love to your child with healthy sweets that you can bake at home. Mixed with healthy yet tasty ingredients, you can bake a long list of different kinds of snacks including cookies, cupcakes, cakes, muffins and a whole lot more. Brownies, crinkles, bread rolls made with love would definitely be a better choice than those you can get ready made from bake shops!
While this may require you to exert a little more effort and give more time to prepare, you can bake these goodies in your toaster oven during the weekend and properly store them so that it would last a whole week in the ref or in a kitchen cabinet. Who knows? With enough practice, you might even become really good in baking and turn it into a prosperous business.
Your child is young for a very short period of time. Days and years go by without you noticing and before you know it, he or she’s off to college and soon after, he or she will be starting a family of his own. Make most out of the years you are spending with your child. Exert a little more effort. Give a little more time.