Ideas for Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

All year long, it’s important to think about what snacks your kids are eating. But on this day of all days, you might want to consider making healthy snacks for the whole family that will satisfy both humans and pets! We’ve compiled a list of ideas for healthy treats that are sure to make everybody happy.

Granola Bar

There are lots of different granola bars available at the store, and they taste great. You can also make your own by taking fresh nuts and munching on them. If you don’t want to take nuts, then you can just use walnuts or some other type of all natural nuts. The important thing to remember here is to keep them well filled, so that you can get through all of their mouths!

Yogurt-Covered Raisins

These are perfect because they’re easy enough for children to eat without trouble but also contain protein which is great for adults looking to maintain an active lifestyle. You can even use different flavors like chocolate or strawberry if you want something sweet with flavor variety.

Carrots & Celery Sticks Dipped in Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a great source of protein so pairing it with the vegetable sticks makes for an excellent snack choice. You can also try something more creative like almond butter which has similar benefits but tastes different!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates

This recipe takes things up another notch by adding some healthy fats into the mix that are sure to make your kids happy! This is a great option for those with nut allergies because it can be made with sunflower seed butter.

Frozen Grapes

ids love them, adults love them, and guess what? They’re good for both of you! Frozen grapes are perfect to eat when you want something sweet but don’t want to ruin your diet. Take note that if you’re looking to give your dog a snack after they run around in an invisible dog fence like those found on Good Pup Life, frozen graps are a bad idea. While dogs might love to play with the little ball-shaped fruits, grapes are known to be poisonous to them.

All of these snacks for kids are great, healthy options for their occasional meals.

How To Build The Perfect Pantry

The most important aspect of a perfect pantry is that it is organized. If your pantry is a mess, you will not be able to find anything, and it will add stress to your life. You need to have an organized pantry not only so that you can find ingredients and food items when you need them but so that you will know what you need to add to your grocery list when it’s time to go shopping.

You also want to be able to get to your pantry easily. In other words, it needs to be handy because you will need to get items out of it frequently when you are baking and cooking. An ideal pantry set up will allow you to see everything in it at a glance. A pantry is typically located right next to or even in your kitchen and can be a walk-in type or a closet. You may just have cupboards as well. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s organized and easy to access.

If you have limited space or cupboards, there are many gadgets on the market that you can add to make everything more convenient and easier to stay organized such as slide out drawers and cupboards. You can also add small shelves to bigger cupboards to help you make the most of your space and to keep similar items grouped together. There are also many containers and bins that you can use to store ingredients. Go for clear canisters and packaging whenever possible to help you see what you have with a glance. Or, you could also use labels to label everything.

If you are not very tall, you should keep a step stool handy so you can utilize your tall cupboards and so you can reach items without much effort at all.

Group items together so that they are easy to find. Keep your spices and cans of soup together. You can even designate certain cupboards for certain things. For example, you may want to have a “baking” cupboard where you keep all of your cake mixes and pie fillings.

You can even have a running shopping list inside one of your cupboards where you can add items that are getting low. When it is time to head to the store, you won’t have to go through everything to see what you are running low on. This will save you time and your sanity.

You always want to keep things that you often use within reach and at eye level. Keep the bulk items and seasonal items on the lower or top shelves. You can also store rarely used appliances there as well.

If you are very organized and want to show off your pantry you can add a fun backsplash to your shelves. There are plenty of pretty wallpapers or sticky papers that you can use to express your fun personality and to compliments the colors of your kitchen.

If you have a pantry with a door, you can always use that as extra space to get organized as well. Hang up a clear over-the-door organizer to store items such as snacks, plastic cutlery, or other items. You can use hooks to hang up aprons, pits, and pans.

If you have the room, you can even add an island on wheels that you can use to store additional pantry items. If oyu have far too many spices and not enough room to store them all you can always think outside the box and store them in a vertical organizer using a curtain rod and some clips. Simply store your spices in clear bags an clip onto your spice rack organizer system and voila! There are seemingly limitless ways to get organized, and you can utilize a few or many to make your life stress-free and pretty. Try out some new ideas to see what works for you.