Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids Part 2

Last Friday afternoon, the school nurse handed me my plastic bags, once containing my healthy snacks, now empty. "The kids loved these! I let them choose what they wanted and they went so fast!" What happened next was me grinning, jumping up and down, clapping like a giddy school girl. A sight I am sure!

You see, I was nervous as to the response my healthy snacks would have with the kids. Would they like them? Would their taste buds be accepting to these healthy ingredients? To my surprise they were a yummy success!

To top it off, the nurse shared with me this story. A student came into her office carrying a store bought cupcake, topped with a large mound of frosting and sprinkled with candy. He asked her; "Could I please trade this in for a healthy snack? My mom sent me to school with this and I don't want it!" Yes another round of jumping and clapping from me followed. This is it! THIS is why I do this! To teach kids about good, real food and to ask for it! We MUST continue this project. I quickly replied with; "I'll be in on Monday with more snacks!"

Back to my kitchen I went. Over the weekend I made 3 varieties of muffins; Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Oat and Carob Whole Wheat. Muffins are a great snack that freeze well and a quick, healthy snack to have on hand.

It only takes on act of kindness to effect the lives of many. This is why I do what I do.

1 comment:

  1. You are a woman on a mission - that's wonderful and so important! Horray for this new start for so many children who are in desperate need to eat well! Love that cupcake story :) Amazing!