It seems the standard practice in feeding our toddlers and kids snacks these days is to reach for processed foods. I never realize just how prevalent it is until I go to a park or to a play date and see other moms, armed with snacks for their little ones. What I see most often is goldfish crackers, cereals, or “fruit” snacks (and I don’t mean fresh fruit, I mean those little gummy things the marketers try to pass off as fruit).
I’m a mom and I know that convenience is important. I know I don’t always have the time and energy to have freshly baked crackers on hand. Sometimes Meghan wants something different than a piece of fruit for a snack. But I do know that I can find ways to feed her real foods for her snacks without totally exhausting myself in the process.