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This, my friends, is definitely a why did I not think of this before kind of thing.
To make your own, just find a box or basket and place in an accessible spot. Then fill it with snacks that are acceptable for your kids. Right now our snack bin contains:
- various granola bars, including Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Multigrain Fruit & Nut Bars (these come in 3 varieties and look delish) and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars,
- small containers of gorp and Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal (cereal in small containers makes an excellent snack),
- Peanut butter crackers,
- boxes of raisins, and
- as a special treat, Quaker Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (don't those sound yummy?)
Now, when my kids need a snack, they know exactly where to get one. I control what goes in the box, so I know whatever they choose, it's something I'm OK with them eating.
Happy Snack Box-ing!
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Did you notice that my snack bin contents seem a little Quaker-centric right now? That's because the nice folks over at BzzAgent sent us a variety of Quaker snack items to try. Yum! Love you, BzzAgent--thank you so much!
I gotta tell you, I didn't think I would like the peanut butter oatmeal cookies, but they're so great. Love 'em. And I'll tell you why:
- They're packaged individually. Now normally, I would bemoan the unnecessary packaging, but these packs of 4 cookies are perfectly portioned. I don't have to tell the kids how many cookies--the packaging does it for me!
- Each serving contains 10 grams of whole grains! Ten! Do you know how many grams of whole grains you're supposed to be getting per day? Twenty-five. So one package of cookies provides 40% of your daily whole grain requirement.
- With just 12 grams of sugar, these cookies contain less sugar than other cookies, and less than many supposedly healthy choices, like granola bars!
- These cookies taste so good! Love them!