So I moved like 6 weeks ago next door to my parents place. Okay let me explain that we live in the same exact building as my parents & two sisters, my parents own apartment buildings. We have 8 kids total so my parents have 8 grandkids. We all share the same exact backyard. My mom puts out a basket full of snacks on her backporch plus there is a mini fridge for drinks. This is so the kids dont go in & out all day long.
Well this basket of snacks is nothing but junk no joke choc granola bars, brownies, cinn buns, gummies... just junk & processed food. I dont mind my daughter whos 3 1/2 years having some junk here & there but this is crazy. She is eating out of this basket all day long bc she would rather eat my parents food & we are outside by the deck all day long on nice days.
I tell my daughter all the time that she has to eat healthy so she'll get something from the basket & I make her get something from our house healthy etc. But I am finding my days are full of fighting over junk vs healthy food. To make matters worse my sisters dont care that their kids are eating junk the entire day long & bc junk food dont fill you up the other kids are always eating out of the basket. I am trying to find a solution to this problem.
Right now I am making our own snack basket with organic cheese puffs, craisins, raisins, cereal, pirate booty, etc. I hope hope hope this solves the problem but what if it dosent!? I am hoping that she will opt for things out of our bucket as well things she likes & enjoys over the temptation of the junk basket. She cant run around all summer long (she spends her days from sun up to sun down as long its decent outside) crying about wanting to eat junk food, yelling at me, being put in time out, having to argue with her etc.
So question here thoughts on snacks to fill up our bucket with? What healthy products do you guys like that keep well bc I am buying bags of stuff & putting them into containers to save money (instead of those pre packaged small containers of stuff that is way more expensive). Any other ideas on how to fix this problem? Thoughts in general? Thanks ladies.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 4:51 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by NannyB. at 5:39 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:05 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by meooma at 8:16 PM on May. 8, 2011