We are always on the go, but I never stop ensuring my family eats healthy just because I don’t have time to make every meal and snack from scratch. I want to provide them with healthy snack options without spending too much time or effort, so over time I developed some mom hacks for healthier snacking to make sure my kids are always getting the most nutrition and vitamins out of each bite. In honor of mothers day, I’m sharing my mom hacks with you!
Mom Hacks For Healthier Family Snacking
Maintain a perpetual jar of a simple and healthy trail mix
Make a healthy trail with a recipe of only three ingredients- mini salted pretzels and Nourish Snacks Almond to Cherries (contains both vitamin C rich tart cherries and protein packed, calcium and iron-rich roasted almonds). Kids love trail mix, it has such a variety of flavors and textures, from the sweet to the salty, and the smooth to the bumpy, so it’s universally fun. I tend to fill a jar (made from safety glass) with our trail mix and put it in my sons’ snack pantry so they can help themselves, and when I see it’s running empty I just fill it up again. I feel awesome knowing they are getting a vitamin filled and healthy snack throughout the day when they want.
Add hidden treasure to their cereal
My kids love the same popular cereals other kids do, so I go to organic food marts and buy the same exact thing in an all natural version, and it tastes as good without BHT or anything artificial. The only problem is regular corn or rice-based cereals don’t always have all the vitamins and minerals I’d like them to have for breakfast, so I hide some of Nourish Snacks’ Berry’d Treasure in their cereal bowls to find while they eat, and now they come to look for it.
Berry’d Treasure bites are tasty bites of blueberry-apple granola that taste fabulous drenched in milk, and with each tasty bite they don’t realize they are eating something healthy…they just think they found the hidden treasure. It makes breakfast a little more fun for them, and I don’t have to stress about them eating anything artificial.
So what are your mom hacks for getting in a little extra nourishment to your family’s diet? You can find some great snack options here at Nourish Snacks.