Behold: One of the Best Snacks Ever

We have an overloaded snack drawer in our house. You know the one: it’s filled with random stuff like Goldfish, rice cakes, those applesauce squeezy packs, granola bars, fruit bars, etc. Sometimes, the kids forget about one of the best snacks ever: a banana.

Seriously, bananas are cheap, delicious, available everywhere, totally unprocessed, and not likely to be contaminated with pesticides due to that lovely wrapper of thick skin. They also fill you up. You can even mash them up and feed them to a baby. So, the next time your kids tell you they are starving and dinner is still two hours away, tell them to eat a banana.

one of the best snacks ever: the banana
one of the best snacks ever: the banana

27 Sept 2012: Comfort Food

lunch on 27 Sept 2012
lunch on 27 Sept 2012
lunch on 27 Sept 2012

I don’t know why, but I totally think of bagels and graham crackers as comfort food. Today’s lunch has half a bagel with cream cheese and blackberry jam. I also included two graham cracker sandwiches with sunflower seed butter and a small amount of chocolate syrup (Trader Joe’s Midnight Moo version of Hershey’s chocolate syrup). The banana ended up being somewhat problematic as Iain didn’t eat any of it, claiming that he was unable to peel it. Next time, I’ll have to pull back a little piece of skin so the poor guy can get into the banana. The lunch was lacking in color before I added the carrots and cucumbers. The treat: two little chocolate mints.