Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

Posted by Tammy On February - 10 - 2011

I’m stuck in a rut when it comes to packing snacks for my son for school.  I like to pack him two things, usually a fruit and something else but lately he’s been picky and I’ve been lazy.  He’s taken frozen yogurt and a fruit snack every day this week and he must be bored with it because I’m bored just thinking about it.  He tells me about what other kids are bringing in hopes that I’ll let him bring that stuff too.  It’s appalling what some parents send their kids at school.  I’m all for sending a little treat every once in a while but every day is bordering on abuse.  We know better and should strive to do better.  It’s called a ‘Nutrition Break’ for a reason.  Some kids don’t bring any snack which is another problem but some kids bring bags of chips, cookies, dunkaroos, fruit roll-ups, chocolate bars etc. every day.

My son loves snack time.  Loves seeing what everyone else is eating and proudly shows off what he has for snack.  Then he critiques everyone’s snack as healthy and unhealthy.  I’ve told him it’s okay to talk about what’s healthy and unhealthy but not to make fun of anyone because of their snack.  All parents try to do the best that they can but isn’t it easy and less expensive to put a banana, apple or box of raisins in a snack bag then a bag of Doritos?

I think my son and I will have to do some brainstorming to come up with snack ideas for next week.  It also depends on what’s avalable at the grocery store.  He likes taking grapes or berries but they haven’t been any good the last few weeks.  Some other snack ideas we can both agree on are:


  • crackers & cheese
  • dry cereal
  • raisins or dried apricots
  • popcorn
  • apple sauce
  • homemade muffins
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