Do you find that when you’re preparing snacks for your kids, you end up giving them the same couple of things over and over? Is your snack drawer full of processed or packaged foods simply because they’re quick and easy?
If you’re in a snacktime rut, I have the most AMAZING resource for you. My friend Laura Fuentes of Momables (which sends weekly healthy lunch menus) has tackled snack-time in a new book, The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet. It has over 200 recipes and ideas for appealing, healthy, kid-tested and approved snacks you can make at home. Learn more about the book directly from Laura in a short video here.
I love the creativity and diversity of the snacks Laura shares in the book. They range from Chocolate Avocado Pudding to Eggplant Dip to Homemade Goldfish, so there is something to appeal to every palate and/or craving (try her recipe for Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas here).
The recipes are also simple enough that you can have your kids pitch in on making them so that creating the snacks is a joint effort. The scrumptious pictures are likely to whet your appetite.
I also really appreciate the kitchen notes and tips for many of the recipes that provide suggestions for ingredient substitutions and shortcuts.
One of my absolute favorite things about the book is the Feedback Chart. With so many delicious new ideas, it may be hard to keep track of which of your kids loved which snacks and/or if you made any tweaks or substitutions to the recipes. Let the kids get involved too by filling in the star ratings so it’s quick and easy to go back and find their favorites!
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a copy of this book, order your copy now. I’ve already made (and my kids devoured) the Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. Their only feedback was that they wanted me to double the recipe next time…