Summer is officially upon us and you know what that means – school’s out! If you’re anything like me, the thought may send a chill down your spine. But don’t fret! We know how to keep the kids happy – lots and lots of snacks. And I’m not talking snacks that have to be cooked or that make a mess. I’m talking about the quick and easy kind.
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A family favorite is trail mix. It’s simple, healthy, and provides a touch of variety. You can include just about anything like cookies, pretzels, and cereal, or go nuts and include, well, nuts!
One of my family’s go-to brands is Annie’s. They offer delicious, organic snack options – including many that are gluten free! My kids and I are very sensitive to gluten, so this is a very important factor when we are searching for snacks. Today we are going with a sweet and salty mix: Annie’s Cocoa and Vanilla Bunny Cookies, gluten free pretzels, peanuts, and my son’s favorite – Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks.
Once you’ve decided on your ingredients, the second part of the equation is figuring out how best to store and distribute the mix. As a mom, a couple of things I take into consideration are 1) ease of use, 2) whether or not it’s child-friendly, and 3) cost-effectiveness. A great solution is a simple DIY snack shaker. Make it yourself by following these 4 easy steps!
What You’ll Need
- An empty applesauce container (including the lid with removable insert)
- An empty half-gallon cardboard container (such as an orange juice or milk carton)
First, cut the spout from the carton.
Next, round off the spout to replace the lid insert.
Then fill with your favorite snacks.
Finally, put the lid on with the new spout insert.
Voila! You have a handy, kid-friendly, and essentially free snack shaker to help curb those kiddie cravings.
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