I'm going to start this by reiterating that I'm kind of a hard-ass about dinner. We don't do separate meals. We don't do lots of snacks. We're an eat-what's-in-front-of-you-or-go-hungry kind of house. (Lest you think I'm raising my kids in the Gulag, we do do dessert. But only for people who eat reasonable portions of dinner.)
This policy has worked fairly well, until quite recently. Because, you see, a few weeks ago, my sweet boy-child was kidnapped and replaced with a voracious, bottomless food-composter.
Example. Tonight we had dinner out. He ate several bites of our appetizer, a gigantic pile of spaghetti, and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. I thought we might have to roll him out the door, but when we got home...."still hun-gry".
It's not that he's not eating enough at meals, it's that apparently it's impossible to get enough food into his mouth at meals.
In an attempt to satiate the maw, I think we're going to have to introduce a few well-thought out snacks to our day, and that's where I could use some help from my blog-reader brain trust.
He loves carrots, so that's easy. Grapes and apples are also winners, as is cheddar cheese. (Although he doesn't love cheese. Not my kid.) But what else?
Obviously, I'm looking for things that are reasonably healthy. Bonus points if it's easy to make (or can be made on the weekends and doled out as needed), and extra-supreme-bonus-points if the Kid can make it himself.
Given that criteria, what are some of your favorite snacks for kids?