Thursday, January 27, 2011

Smart Snack

Since I always show the junkie food we have for
special treats I thought I might show you how I try
 to balance all that junk out :) 
(Before I give Shelly at A LITTLE SPINACH a heart attack :)

When there are lots of little hands around I
like to make up snack trays.  Just a muffin tin
filled with all sorts of little treats.  Then the kids
can make their own healthy decisions.

This was the one I made up this morning:
Just put out some bowls, spoons,
& toothpicks & you are set!
I actually had a hard time taking pictures
because Rocco could not wait to dig in!
And soon...it was mobbed :)

It is fun to watch your kids create,
and eat,
Healthy little snacks all by themselves :)

I was wishing I had whipped up some of Shelly's
to put in one section.  Bo, my picky eater, just
LOVED it & it is super healthy! 
(Unless you eat the whole batch :)

What would you fill your tin with?

45 comments:

Mumsy said...

What a great idea. You are just one of the best mom's ever...what blessed children you have. Hugs

Victoria said...

I love this. I need to try this with Sweet'ums! Except she'd eat the whole thing by herself. You've got the best ideas!

pollydove said...

how adorable is that!!!! great idea! anything that works, right? :)

Pen Pen said...

I wanted to dig right in, too! What a clever idea. I'll have to remember that with Avery when he gets a little older.

Martina said...

This little buffet is delicious! I used to make my kids a heap of cut fruit or veggies - as soon as it was nicely cut, they ate it like hungry tigers!

MS/AC Fan said...

What a good Auntie you are, for that baby girl eating healthy food for the first time ever :) Thanks for watching her!!!!!!!!

Marissa said...

my goodness, that looks YUMMY! might have to try that fun and unique snack set up tomorrow!

LibbiesHome said...

Another great idea! Who wouldn't want to eat those beautiful treats!?!

clau said...

that's a great idea!!!I like it a lot!Adorable captures as always,the kids are sooooooo cuuute!!!

Leah Marie said...

we used to put our lunch in muffin tins! it always made it more fun. :]

SoFla Mama said...

I must, MUST do this. Fab idea!

YHOSIE said...

hi libbie,..
that's a good idea! cant wait to try soon :)

Xo

marie said...

Super idea! Love how Bo's eating those blueberries.

I may try a version of this for my 93 year old father-in-law. He would enjoy all the options.

Thanks Libbie!

Shelley said...

You're too cute... and sweet. :) I'll send you a message on fb and we can figure out our next time to eat and play. :)

Just Add Walter said...

what a cute idea using a muffin tin!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Kids are always happy when they are given choices rather than just one thing that they may not like at all. A good way to get them to eat and its healthy to boot. Looks good to me! Best wishes for your weekend. Tammy

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

You are so clever! Love this idea!!

Hugs,
Karyn

koralee said...

You are always full of such creative ideas...you need to write a childrens craft and food book my friend.

Hugs for a great weekend. xoxoxo

ilovemyhouse said...

What a great idea! I would fill the tin just like you did, but what is the pink stuff?I cannot tell you how much i admire you and the things you do, with your young children and being pregnant....still come up with fun ideas and making such positive posts that i always love to read!
Have a peaceful Sunday.

XX

Karen said...

Oh, my goodness, you are just toooo clever!

Rosie said...

Love the muffin tin "server"...you are brilliant!
...and oh so lovable :)
Have a great week...love Rosie

Tammi said...

What a super cute idea...I love this and will definitely be using it.
x

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You can trust them with toothpicks. lol
just kidding but I know I would of had doubts with my two boys with them ....they would of poked their sister.
How are you doing and feeling. The days are going by and soon we will be seeing another babies picture on here. I can't wait.
How is Kate? I miss her too
Love
Maggie

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

brilliant!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You and Kate have been on my mind a whole lot this week so I hope your both okay. Let me know.
I entered the One World One Heart giveaway event so come by and enter.
Love
Maggie

Bri said...

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A Serenade for Solitude said...

Love this so much!! I've never seen a more colorful and appealing snack assortment! I need to make some of that dip! You and Shelly are moving me in a whole new direction of healthy snacking! :) Love it!

Marla said...

Delicious!

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