Summer is officially upon us!!!! Yay!!!!
Summer time for us can be a double edged sword when it comes to eating. There are so many fresh fruits and veggies around that’s it’s great to pack a picnic and bring it along. However, on the flip side is that we’re out running around so much going here and there that is easy to not pack something and just buy something along the way. The problem is that most options for buying are just not that good for you on a regular basis. So, we try and pack food as much as possible.
If you pack it, you will eat it!!! My favorite phrase “Mom! I’m hungry!” I pack food and say that they can have whatever they want whenever they want, but that this is the food we are having today(usually from morning snack through lunchtime). If they want their sandwich at 10:30, fine. If they want fruit first, fine. But…when it gets later on and we only have a few things left, they have to choose from those.
We love going to our local waterpark. I will say that it can be a challenge to not want to buy their food. It’s convenient for the most part and not too expensive. However, I love how eating light things can make you feel incredible, ESPECIALLY after being outside all day.
Here’s what I have packed for our outing:
1. Yummi pouches of applesauce: We have yummy pouches that my friend had introduced me to, three years ago. They are refillable food pouches. I fill them with applesauce or yogurt:-). Yummy! These are also a good size, they hold 6oz. Their closure is like a ziplock bag closure at the top. Perfect for easy eating and so much more economical than buying disposable pouches since those add up really fast! These are $14.99 for a set of six:-)
2. Cheerios mixed with craisens
3. Peanut butter sandwiches
4. Carrots and cherry tomatoes
I think we have our bases covered:-). My kids have more than enough options for the few hours we’ll be out. I love how doing this often leads to my kids discovering a new love of some random food(my daughter learned to love cucumbers and v-8 when she was 2)
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3