Roundup: Snacks For Peace

Roundup: Snacks For Peace

As far as we’re concerned, you can really never have enough snacks lying around the house. They’re a bit like sleep or time, the more you have the better off you are. If you can spend an hour on the weekend baking, it will make life more peaceful. Take for instance this little morsel from my day:

We enter the house after school….

I say: “Can you please wash your hands, peanut.”

Scarlett says (in half whine/half shriek as she collapses into the banquette in our kitchen): “Why do I always have to wash my hands? Sometimes I wish  I didn’t even have them!! I’m never going to be a doctor because they have to wash them all the time!”

Really? That’s what you got for me? There’s something about kids right after school. They’re just so. As in so tired, so overworked, so played out, so hungry, so everything.

So I gave her a muffin and some water and once her little, starved, after-school belly was full things were back to normal. We chatted about her day, discussed dinner and got ready for dance. However, she still didn’t want to do her homework. So there you go. Snacks are for peace but not homework.

 

Chips

Sweet Potato Chips with Honey Yogurt Dipping Sauce are a tasty and vitamin A filled way to satiate your hunger.

Bars

Nuts and Seeds Granola Bar It’s like reaching for a granola bar just without all the bad stuff. Like processing.

Pumpkin Oat Bars  We love pumping but you can sub in sweet potato if you want to give a twist to these snacks staples.

Blueberry Spelt Oat Bars These crumbly treats are full of antioxidants that will make you forget your hunger.

Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins These are some of our all-time favourite muffins. If you don’t have nut issues in your home, try them. You won’t regret it.

ham&cheesemuffins

Ham and Cheese Muffins These are like your favourite lunch sandwich in a paper wrapper.

Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Muffins Ok, we already have a pumpkin muffin but who can resist getting there apple a day this way?

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