One of the things I’m doing to help myself stay on top of things this semester is to stock up on healthy snacks for the kids. I’ve got several dates marked off on the calendar when I not only have to keep my kids going … but provide snacks for soccer games, preschool, insert activity here….
We have completely eliminated dairy from SuperGirl’s diet and while it’s not 100% gone from SuperBaby’s … it will be before long. This means I need to have snacks on hand for when we go somewhere and (Insert dairy laden snack) is provided. I was NOT prepared when we went to “Meet the Teacher” night at SuperBoy’s school and they were serving: Ice Cream. Poor SuperGirl had to sit there and not eat any while the myriad of children around her devoured theirs. (Next year I’ll drop off some SoDelicious before we get up there!)
ANYWAY …. I’m keeping my eyes open for deals so I’m not running to the store at the last minute. Today on Amazon I found Stretch Island Original Fruit Leather 30 pks. for $8.92 shipped! That is roughly $0.30/each …. about half of the cheapest price you can buy them individually at the store.
When you visit Amazon, you will see the price listed at $10.49. The price drops to $8.92 and Free Shipping when you pick “Subscribe and Save”.
“But I don’t want shipments of fruit leather at regular intervals!” Neither do I!
Click “Subscribe and Save” and you can pick the interval you would like to have the shipment delivered. I usually pick a longer period like 3 or 4 months. Once your order has shipped, go to “Your Account” then under “More Order Actions” you click “Manage Subscribe and Save”. From there you can cancel your subscription...but not until the order has shipped to you or you will not receive the discount or the free shipping. I always set a reminder alarm on my phone for three or four days after I make my purchase to go and see if it has shipped and make the cancellation so I don’t forget.
Thanks, CouponGeek, you’re always looking out for me!Read More
SuperFantastic deal on Amazon today for Juicy Juice Boxes …. $0.26/box!! You will get 32 boxes for $8.42 shipped.
Visit this link to Amazon and see the offer for 4 – 8packs of 6.75 oz. Juicy Juice Boxes, the list price will be $9.91. Add this to your cart and then click Subscribe and Save. Your total will be $8.42 with free shipping.
Subscribe and Save is an option that saves you money on your purchase when you sign up to have that same item shipped to you at regular intervals. HOWEVER…after your item has shipped, you can cancel the subscription under “Your Account” then “Manage Subscribe and Save”. I set an alarm reminder on my phone for the day after the product is supposed to ship so I remember to go in and cancel the subscription.
All items ship free with Subscribe and Save.
I love to keep Juicy Juice boxes around, especially in the summer because we are always on the move and it is an easy drink to take along with us…and I don’t have to worry so much about the sugar.
These will go fast so make sure to order them today before the deal goes away!
Thanks, Penny Pinchin’ Mom!Read More
There is a new coupon up on Coupons.com for Frigo Cheese that reads $0.50/ any one Frigo Cheese product. This should net you some free snack size or singles at Target or WalMart, be sure to print yours now, I’m sure they won’t last long!
These make a great snack for the kids (and moms, too!) … especially in the summer when we are always on the go and need something we can just throw in the lunch bag and go!
*Remember that if you print your coupons using the links that I provide for you …. the lovely people at Coupons.com throw a few pennies in my piggy!Read More
In accordance with my attempts at keeping us on more of a routine, this week I worked out not only my dinner menus this week but breakfast, lunch and snacks also.
All of that work and snacks were the hardest part for me. I think it is easy to grab a carb-loaded snack for the kids ….graham crackers, Goldfish, granola bars…the list goes on and on. Not only is it bad for them to be consuming so many carbohydrates….those same carbohydrates are really doing a number on their teeth. So I’m trying to round it out a little bit. Here is the list of snacks I’ve come up with this week:
Crockpot Applesauce : The kids loved this last year when I made it and I haven’t made a batch yet this year so it seems like the perfect time. We can use this for snacks on Tuesday and the leftovers will go well with lunches or warmed up for dessert the rest of the week.
Yogurt: This is a big hit in our family and the kids have no problem eating yogurt every day. With breakfasts that are planned out, I can make sure that yogurt is saved for a snack at least one day during the week.
Banana Bread: I didn’t say I was cutting out the carbs all together! I’ve got bananas just crying out for me to bake in the fridge. If I make this for snacks one day, it can accompany eggs for breakfast the next morning.
Raisins and Peanuts: Sometimes I think we overlook the simplest ideas when it comes to snack time. This will provide a little sugar and some protein to carry them through the morning until lunch is ready. Dillons has bags of snack nuts on sale $10/10 this week.
Apple O’s: Not that the kids need a more imaginative way to eat apples, they already love them…but this was a favorite of mine growing up. Cut out the core, slice and make “O” sandwiches with peanut butter.
Granola Squares: I got some Nature Valley Granola Squares on sale a while back. I stuck them away in the cupboard and forgot; so I’ll pull them out this week. Maybe next week I will experiment with making my own granola bars.
Ants on a Log: Celery, cream cheese and raisins. Anything that sounds weird or “gross” my kids love. One day I served them apples and caramel dip and said it was “poop” …they thought it was hysterical.
What are some of your favorite kid snacks? I’d love some new quick and easy ideas!Read More