As summer is in full swing, we are breaking out more convenience foods and snacks. Our summers are full of activities and I love grabbing snacks for the kids to eat after the pool, or during a visit to the zoo.
Here are some of the tips and hacks that have helped make our summer easier.
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Have a bin of snacks ready and waiting in the fridge. This is great for portion control and encourages diversity. Kids have to eat the whole bin before it’s replenished. via – Iheartorganizing
Don’t search for your kids cups. Glue magnets to the sides of their cups and your kids can stick cups onto the fridge. When they want a drink they can use the fridge dispenser and put the cup back on the fridge. via – Dayna Made It.
Have your fridge organized so you don’t spend time looking for food or forgetting about a veggie or snack. via – Glamorous Housewife.
Cut up apples ahead of time and then wrap a rubber band around the slices. This will keep them from turning brown. via – A helicopter mom
Enjoy drip-free popsicles. Fill the popsicle molds with jello. Tastes great and are less messy!
Play Date Tips
Give your kids cups of dip along with their veggies. This is a great make-ahead tip that works well for playdates and parties. No double dipping! via – Floor 24
Cut slivers of oranges in a jiffy – no more peeling and picking off the white of the orange!
Layer a cake evenly with the help of dental floss. You can also use this tip to cut blocks of cheese or rolls of dough. via – wiki how
Create double decker snack cups with the help of a cupcake liner. These were a huge hit at a recent slumber party! via- I can teach my child
Freeze sponges to create a safe, drip-free icepack alternative in a lunchbox. The kids can even use the sponge to clean up their table before and after they are finished eating.
Transform a regular water bottle into a sippy cup by punching a hole through the lid and inserting a straw. Perfect for a picnic. Best part, you can dispose of it when you are done.
Portion control snacks with the help of a set of old Easter eggs. You can even use an egg carton to transport the food. “Egg” lunches are my kids favorite park treat. via – Kailo Chic
Quick and Easy Treat Tips
Do your kids like the dried yogurt bites? Make this healthier version by piping dots onto a mat and freezing them to make homemade yogurt melts.
Use a cupcake liner to contain drips when your kids are eating popscicles. Your kids won’t be as sticky!
Create ice-cream sandwiches quick and easily with mini-icecream containers. Heat your knife to make cutting them easier. Then peel the carton away before eating.
Make a single serving of cake in a mere 3 minuets with only 3 ingredients. This recipe tastes just like a mug of hot chocolate.
Easy Kid Snack Ideas
Do your kids love the icecream truck?? Mine do. You can make your own, super cheap, and super easy ice cream treats. Grab a selection of jello pudding cups. Stick a popsicle stick into them and freeze them. Pop the pudding out for a fun pop.
Yogurt dots are tasty, and easy for young tots to enjoy. You can make your own yogurt dots all you need is wax paper, zip baggie, yogurt and a freezer. via – Small Fry
If your kids are picky eaters they will love these homemade veggie gummies. Grab a baggie full on your way to the park. Your kids won’t even realize all the foods they are eating. via – Modern Parents Messy Kids