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#1 Old 04-17-2004, 10:24 PM
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I know the other thread has a lot of this stuff on, but I am struggling for some snacks for my kiddos. We are lacto-vegetarian and are stuck on the same snacks! Here's some of what we eat for snacks:



nuts

fruit

celery w/pb

yogurt

crackers w/cheese

veggies w/hummus or salad dressing

healthy chips with hummus

cheese



I need ideas please!!! Thanks!



Edited to add that we eat 3 snacks a day; midmorning, midafternoon, and before bedtime.
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#2 Old 04-17-2004, 11:09 PM
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We're big on the following:



fruit leather

soy yogurt

apples w/pb

popcorn

homemade popsicles/"gogurts"
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#3 Old 04-17-2004, 11:38 PM
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I don't have kids (I'm only 16 ) but my favourite snacks are/were:



-cereal w/ ~milk

-graham crackers w/ ~milk

-banana w/ ~yogurt and favourite toppings (nuts, etc)

-banana w/ PB

-soup

-granola bars (some are pretty bad for you though ^^)

-tortilla w/ fillings (salsa, beans, PBJ, whatever )

-pita w/ fillings (see above)

-half a sandwich

-smoothies

-fruits and veggies (if they're sick of the same old stuff, maybe try new kinds?)



Hope I could help I tried to make them fairly healthy.
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#4 Old 04-18-2004, 10:33 AM
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My son loves dates(sometimes stuffed with nutbutter), dried pineapple rings, cashews, english muffin pizza, tofu pups, soft pretzals, apple and peanut butter, baked beans and fruit leather. That is all I can think of right now. I also give him leftovers from dinner for snack the next day.
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#5 Old 04-18-2004, 09:35 PM
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Graham crackers with peanut butter are the greatest...

So are cracker with peanut butter...

So are carrots with peanut butter...

Come to think of it, just about anything is good with peanut butter
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#6 Old 04-19-2004, 03:40 PM
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Baked tofu sticks are good and snacky....
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#7 Old 04-20-2004, 10:18 PM
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Raisins!
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#8 Old 04-21-2004, 07:47 AM
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^^^



Make sure your kids brush their teeth well after raisins though. They get really sticky in the teeth, and can cause cavities
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#9 Old 04-21-2004, 04:49 PM
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My kids like all of the above things. My four year old has recently started loving "ants on a log:" celery with peanut butter and raisins.



Let's see, other ideas:

animal crackers

dry cereal

fresh fruit salad

homemade muffins (you can make muffins out of almost anything!)

bananas and chocolate soy milk

apples with peanut butter

pretzels with peanut butter or mustard for dipping

chips and salsa



My kids love to dip things!
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#10 Old 04-27-2004, 09:42 AM
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Anything in a tortilla kids love. PB&J stuffed in a tortilla is one of MY favorite snacks ;-) I must admit to a similar peanut butter addiction, misq17! Bananas with peanut butter, or PB on celery are my favorites.



Other favorite snacks: pasta salads made with nayonaise, black bean couscous salad, trail mix with lots of dried fruits.



Since you are lacto/ovo, I would consider cottage cheese as well (you can add pineapple and other flavors too! you can also buy cottage cheese that is fortified with extra calcium nowadays) Cottage cheese is good dippin' for baby carrots ;-) Also, string cheese (from horizons) is high in protein and calcium for it's caloric value.
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I don't have any children but here is what I like to snack on :



Dried fruit (apricots, pineapple, apple, banana chips, prunes)

Homemade cookies

Crumpets

Pretzels

Toasted fruit roll w/jam or chocolate spread - yum!

Crackers w/cheese

Yoghurt

Bread sticks with various dips

Granola bars
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I buy the ripe bananas off the shelf that they bag for $1 that are nice and soft and make triple batches of banana berry muffins and individually bag them for snacks throughout the next 2 weeks(they freeze great). I also make Cheerios bars they are sweet with peanut butter and maple syrup boiled down and mixed together and then refrigerated. The kids really like those. I buy the bags of prewashed organic baby carrots and split them into individual servings in baggies for snacks to. The individual string cheese is a hit as well. My kids both like hard boiled eggs as snacks so I boil a half dozen once a week and let them have 1 every other day.I buy Horizon organic brown eggs.They like the junk food to unfortunately...I hate to admit but I do buy a bag of chips , pretzels, and tortilla strips once a week. They do dip it in cottage cheese though..calcium at least....you can get some brands without gelatin in them. Hope that helps
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i think that kristadb had posted this in a similar thread...but...



banana sweet potato pudding



puree cooked sweet potatoes with ripe bananas and, i add a ton of alspice and some PB and they love it and think it is pudding. i add raisins and ground flax seeds, and you have a dish that can be eaten hot or cold!!!!!
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#14 Old 07-27-2004, 11:22 AM
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hmm well this is what works for me i eat whem ever i'm hungry and all i do is just open the fridge grab anything and everything and chow down! but then again i am 16, so maybe its just some teenager thing.
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#15 Old 07-28-2004, 11:55 PM
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My son is 17 months, and I try to feed him a variety of snacks too. This is a list of his favorites:



GoGo Grahams with organic almond butter

celery sticks

raw green beans

string cheese

organic whole milk yogurt with toasted wheat germ

blueberries

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies are his *most* favorite snack of all

Earth's Best granola bars

veg*n anumal cookies

Healthy Times apple-cinnamon cereal (dry)

apple slices

grapes

hummus w/ tortilla chips

baba ganouj w/ tortilla chips



Kai loves to snack, he doesn't really eat meals much. He is still breastfeeding, and prefers that to anything else......but he does like to eat.
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#16 Old 07-29-2004, 04:22 AM
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i think its fun to give them names like the "ants on a log"



when i was little my mum always gave food names for some reason i loved it!



i love celery with soy cream cheese uuum



hummous is always good



i eat peppers uncooked but maybe i am crazy for kids you could try cut a pepper into strips all the different colours that could be fun.



oh and vegetable crisps
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#17 Old 08-01-2004, 10:29 PM
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sounds weird but I tried this the other night (it was shopping time and we only had weird odds and ends in the fridge):



spread hummus on a flour tortilla, then sprinkle canned sweet corn over it, roll, and eat whole or cut into sections (for kids). My baby gobbled it up and I tried it, liked it so much I made another for myself!
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#18 Old 08-02-2004, 11:35 AM
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granola bars-

grilled cheeze w/tomato

pb & j

chips

waffles

french toast sticks from toaster (jay loves these)

grapes

apples w/ peanut butter

bananas

mac and cheese

canned veggies are easy-green beans.sweet peas, carrots, corn- I just cut a piece of a veggie boullion cube and add it to the veggies while cooking.

yogurt

apple sauce

oatmeal

vegetarian jello
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