This post was sponsored by the California Dried Plum Board. All opinions are my own
Happy New Year! If you have resolutions this year to feed your family better, I encourage starting small. For example, one good area to start with could be daily snacks.
Snacks are a struggle for many of the moms I work with, when feeding their kids. One step to healthy snacking for kids is to offer set "snack" times, rather than allowing your child open access to the pantry. This will allow them to have an appetite come meal time.
As for what to offer for snacks, it doesn't have to be chocolate-dipped granola bars and fishy crackers. Keep it simple, and just think of offering 2 food groups. Here are a few simple ideas:
1) Peanut butter on whole grain crackers
2) Boiled egg and fruit
3) Berries and yogurt
4) Fruit smoothie
5) Veggies and hummus dip
6) Energy balls with nuts and fruit (see recipe below)
These prune energy balls taste...