My boys (6,5,3) are always hungry. As soon as breakfast is over they're asking for a snack and then asking what's for lunch. I normally say, hey if they're hungry, let them eat. only they know how hungry they are, but i feel like i'm always feeding them. they eat perfectly well at meals, we sit down at the table, three meals a day. They are also all very active and are a perfectly healthy weight.
do you let your kids snack when they're hungry or do you make 'em wait till mealtime.
whole wheat blueberry pancakes with butter and maple syrup, 1lb bacon between the three of them + dad, a glass or two of whole milk
apples with peanut butter
hot ham and swiss on whole wheat, grapes, carrot sticks, smoothies (whole milk yogurt, strawberries, honey, wheat germ)
graham crackers, peanut butter, pineapple, celery
whole wheat oatmeal cookies
bean soup with sausage, corn bread, fried potatoes, whole milk
orange slices, apple slices, mozz cheese, carrot sticks
they drink water throughout the day as needed, some drink more than others.
they usually have more veggies with dinner, but since we had soup i didn't really serve an extra veggie. maybe they need more high fat foods (?) i don't know, i just hate telling them no b/c how do i know if they are hungry and they eat their meals, but good lord i am always in the fridge i think.