Step 1: Arm yourself with a storage container and a scoop.
Step 3: Scoop that cereal into your container. Step 4: Snag a bunch of dried pineapple. Go back over and over until most of the package has ended up in the snack mix containers.
Step 6: Add craisins!
Step 7: Sneak in some more pineapple.
Presto! Tasty Trail Mix!
Each kid has their own Tasty Trail Mix for the week- their individual containers are stored in the easy access snack bin in the kitchen. This will be easy to grab when they are begging for a pre-dinner snack. Also easy to put some into ziploc baggies for an on the go snack! Next we tackled Ants On A Log. Teagan selected this recipe. She's made this before with Grandma and one of our favorite Fishers area restaurants (Casler's) has this on the menu as a kid's appetizer. They are eager to get started! I demonstrated how to get the peanut butter into the celery.
Teagan showed Zach how to put raisins on top.
Teagan, very intently, puts peanut butter on celery.
We have a nice little assembly line going. She does peanut butter, he does raisins. It's very serious work. Very serious.
Until you get to the eating part!
The recipes were easy. The time together was fun. Teagan liked having control over the process. Zach liked being part of the process- even if he didn't fully understand what was going on. I like that I have a snack mix all pulled together that is quick and easy to "go to" for this week. But the bottom line is that it is important to get the kids involved in their food. That's what I like most about cooking with my kids. That and the peanut butter kisses, of course!