I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Confessions of an electic snacker

The topic over at Parent Bloggers sponsored by Brothers-All-Natural this week is snacking. I must confess that we have an interesting mix of snacks in our house. We try not to buy too many convenient snacks being armed with the knowledge that they aren't the healthiest items to consume. Crackers and chips and the like. We do seem to be blessed with kids who really like fruits and vegetables. Nothing disappears like a plate of cucumbers, grape tomatoes, carrots and mushrooms at our house. Kind of weird don't you think? It would be weird except that when our five kids were all six and under, money was extremely tight. Those few years we grew very large gardens and most of snacks consisted of fruits and veggies that we grew. It's what we had and the kids didn't complain. I think what you crave for snacks can be conditioned. What we serve consistently the kids will develop taste buds for.
The last confession I will make though, is that we regularly make cornbread for a snack. Now, lest you think my kids are deprived, it is always at their request. When they were in public school it worked out very nicely. I would take less than five minutes to mix up a batch, put it in the oven and pick them up. The timer usually had just a few minutes to go when we arrive back home. Fresh warm cornbread tends to keep that "What's for dinner?" brigade out of my hair.

“This post was written for Parent Bloggers Network as an entry for a contest sponsored by Brothers-All-Natural.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cornbread is an amazing choice for a snack! My husband doesn't like it, so I don't make it often, but it is just sooo tasty.