Eating Healthy for Families

For many parents and kids snack choices in their houses are unhealthy ones. I try really hard to have healthy choices for my family to pick from for snacks at our house. What we have in our cupboards in what we are going to graze on as family. If we shop for healthy snacks this will make a huge difference. If we want to eat less sugary snacks then the grocery store is the place to start. I like to hit up Pinterest for different ideas on healthy snacks. Put those ingredients on my shopping list, so I can either make the snack or have it on hand at home. Make a list is the key for me. My three year old loves to go to Costco and pick out the produce. She always makes sure we make it home with a couple of fruits and veggies to snack on.

My kids like to eat craisins. Dried fruits are a great snack to have around the house. They are sweet but are loaded with those good sugars for them unlike Oreos. If you put those kind of treats out in your jars on the counters your kids will eat what is available. I always make sure I have fruit available for my kids to eat as well. Having it on the counter at all times puts it in their eye sight, and they usually pick that for a snack. It might take a while before those healthy snacks will stick with your kids. So stay consistent, and they will have no other choice.


Nuts.com has some great articles about Healthy snacks for your family. Check them out: Healthy Snacks for Kids & Healthy Snacks For Everyone. These articles have some great tips to get you started on getting more healthy as a family!

I wanted to share this quick and easy recipe for Healthy Peanut Butter Multi-Grain Cheerio Bars. We love Multi-Grain Cheerios at our house. They are made with 5 different whole grains and full of all sorts of vitamins.

 

featured cheerio bars

 3/4 cups of creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup of honey

3 cups of Multi-Grain Cheerios

Place the peanut butter and honey together in a pot and cook over medium heat. Constantly stir until nice and creamy. cheerio bars 1

Remove from heat and add the cheerios. Mix together.

cheerio bar 2

Line a 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil. Spread the cheerios in the pan. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Keep stored in refrigerator.

cheerio bar 3

 

 

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  • Julie Loos

    Love this idea! Healthy snacks are important especially for little ones that can fill up on junk and not have any room for any good food.

  • Yum! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  • What a great and healthy treat.

    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,

    Bev

    • CBAsay

      Beverly,
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy!

  • Kim Laville Carter-Young

    What a fun twist on a snack bar! Thanks so much for linking up with us at You Link It We Make It. We hope to see you again! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your week!

  • Amanda

    Cheerios and peanut butter…two of my faves! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday linky, I can’t wait to see what you create next week!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda. Have a lovely rest of your week!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    These look so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing :]

    Blessings,

    Edye | gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy!

  • Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!