My kids have 2 snacks during the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. They seem to need this in order to avoid the low blood sugar meltdowns (ie they turn into different children that make you want to tear your hair out).
I traditionally have a hard time with meal/snack planning, but with the help of google and my kid friendly cook books, I'm getting better!
I just wanted to share this snack idea that's always a hit with my children. They are plain snack crackers and I put a little of everything on them. Whatever I find in my kitchen that I think my children might eat.
Here, half are spread with natural peanut butter and half are spread with cream cheese. Toppings include: raisins, semi-sweet choco chips, cheerios, jam, cheddar cheese and blueberries. Things I've used in the past include: sesame seeds, mozza, pickles, strawberries, apple, other cereals...
And some snacking action shots (of course, the first thing to leave are the chocolate chips!). The kids love picking them apart and eating things separately... and a longer snack time means a longer rest time for Mama! (or Dad!)