Friday, June 8, 2012

Snack Boxes

 I'm not sure where I go the idea for our new snack boxes.  It might have been on Pinterest, except I can't seem to find it pinned to any of my boards there.  I think it might be something a friend told me about.  Either way, the girls and I put them together to combat their never ending need for food.  Seriously, Stella would eat all day if I let her.  The snack boxes give them control over food choices and hopefully will lead to trying some new things.

The way it works is the boxes are "filled" with items to snack from.  They can choose to eat something from their box throughout the day, but they still have to eat meals.  Once the box is empty for the day, they are done.  No more snacks.  I'm still trying to figure out how much to put in the box.  Sometimes they pick the food, sometimes I choose what to fill it with.  Today there was an apple, string cheese, trail mix, graham crackers, a fortune cookie, and a cupcake.  No veggies I know.  They are really good at eating fruit, but not so much the veggies, but I am still hopeful it might click.

So far, the boxes are a hit.  Next week, there will be veggies I promise.  :)

1 comment:

Jeni said...

I've seen this on Pinterest as well and would love to do the same with Jaxin, only he won't eat fruit! I guess I could just put pretzels, applesauce, grahm crackers and such in it. It's a good idea for when he's older I guess. Right now he never wants to eat! He very rarely snacks in between meals, and we have to encourage him to eat at mealtime. I've never met a kid that doesn't want to eat!