This post is where our discussions about nutrition and finances come together. In the summertime, we tend live on snacks more often than big meals. Nothing beats “snack dinner” at the lake on a hot summer evening. No kitchen clean up when we get home!
What snacks do you buy or make that are easy, nutritious, and inexpensive? I’ll start us off by sharing a few of my favorites:
- Bananas — Every last one of my kids (and me!) loves them. Peel and eat!
- Grapes — These are not always inexpensive, but when they go on sale, you can buy a bunch and freeze them. Frozen grapes — yum!
- Boiled eggs — I boil these up by the dozen and then store them in a (clearly marked!) carton in the fridge. Not all of my kids are fans, but for the ones who are, eggs are a quick and easy source of protein. Even if you don’t have laying hens, eggs are an inexpensive option.
- Apple slices with peanut butter — A winner with kids every time, and nutritious too. My favorite is green apples with Smuckers natural peanut butter.
How about you?