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50 Healthy After School Snacks

Even though we homeschool, my kids hit the mid-afternoon slump just like everyone else’s. There’s that point in the afternoon when all they want to do is lay around and watch tv. Because they’re hungry and thirsty and don’t realize it. So we do afternoon snacks, just like other families do after-school snacks. It’s the same idea. The key to a good afternoon snack is a source of protein. Whether you include nuts, eggs, dairy, or meats, the protein is key to filling their bellies and getting them back in the mood to play. Tyson® Anytizers® snacks are great for afternoon … Read more

Healthy Fruit Snacks Recipe

When I was a little kid, I had the same thing in my lunch every single day: a ham and cheese sandwich with Miracle Whip, a package of fruity snacks, a cookie, and a juice box. I never remember anything else. My kids, too, are totally enamored with fruity snacks. They love them. So, when Juicy Juice® asked me to make a recipe from their website using their juice, I knew I would make their homemade fruit snacks recipe. Total no brainer. This recipe is super easy with only two ingredients. You do have to let it refrigerate for at … Read more

What to Pack in Your Summer Snack Bag

What to pack in your summer snack bag for healthy snacks for your kids when you're on the go. These simple, easy, and portable snacks and drinks are great for outdoors, whether you're at the beach, playground, or pool. Quick and refreshing, great for toddlers, preschoolers, older kids, and even for adults. Lots of protein. These are the best yummy, light ideas for cheap things to buy.

  A friend told me last week, “It wouldn’t be summer without pictures of sunburned Ziegmonts at Hersheypark on Facebook.” It’s true. I post pictures of us at Hersheypark on Facebook almost every time we go to Hersheypark, and we go to Hersheypark almost weekly. And I haven’t found a good sunscreen that reliably keeps us from getting burned, so we are usually glowing bright red. (Have a suggestion? Tell me about it on my Facebook page.) We go to craft classes, library activities, a couple different VBSes, Hersheypark, and the playground, and I like to carry snacks and drinks for the kids … Read more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sticks

Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks

It’s a Week of Waffles at Feels Like Home! Being that I’m a Chief Waffle Officer, I’ll be posting waffle recipes featuring Eggo Waffles all week – from April 1 to April 7. I’ll share some breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes, so make sure you come back each day for my most recent creation! (In the interest of disclosure – Eggo Waffles are not gluten-free. I did sample this recipe, and it was delicious.) My kids’ favorite foods are ones they can play with. They like to dip, spread, and sprinkle, and they love to assemble their own mini sandwiches. Whether with crackers, bread … Read more

Cinnamon Fluffernutter Toast’wiches

Cinnamon Fluffernutter Sandwiches

It’s a Week of Waffles at Feels Like Home! Being that I’m a Chief Waffle Officer, I’ll be posting waffle recipes featuring Eggo Waffles all week – from April 1 to April 7. I’ll share some breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes, so make sure you come back each day for my most recent creation! (In the interest of disclosure – Eggo Waffles are not gluten-free. In most cases, my family enjoyed my waffle treat while I ate a gluten-free version of the recipe.) This is another one of those too easy to call it a recipe recipes. These, together with my strawberry shortcake napoleons … Read more

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

I like roasting pumpkin seeds. Actually, I don’t. I have a love-hate thing with pumpkins. I like pumpkins more in theory than in actual experience. I think they’re interesting. I think my kids should enjoy the gooiness of their guts. I think my husband should like eating their seeds. I really, really hate the way they smell. Also, I’ve never been a big fan of the salty flavor of roasted pumpkin seeds. Suddenly, I find myself the proud owner of many pumpkins, and I have decided that, like Mary and Laura, I will not waste any parts of the pumpkins. … Read more