It used to be that if I got hungry after dinner I would cut up a piece of fruit and a carrot for a snack, but when the mister started to eat my snack, I figured I should just cut up a few pieces to share.
Then it turned into a thing.
Now just about every night I make us (us sometimes includes a few littles) a after dinner smorgasbord of fruits and veggies that I stick on the coffee table for us to pick at while we are chillin out for the night. It’s fantastic…. I mean, who wouldn’t love a big plate of cut up apple, pear, broccoli, strawberries, and carrots. I use whatever fruit and veggies that I have in the house and usually whatever is in season. (Woo Ha for watermelon season!) And not only is it a super fresh, guilt free, no pressure snack, it also keeps us from eating a bunch of crap throughout the night.
And the little love it too. They have now come to request a smorgasbord whenever I am around (and now ask their mom for smorgasbords now too) Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a big plate of food that they grab at without someone nagging them to eat, or maybe they just like to say the word smorgasbord. Whatever it is, the littles are eating a good portion of fruits and veggies….. and loving it.
Look at me instilling good habits into the littles…Finally My sisters can stop blaming me for the bad stuff (no I did not teach them to say that) but blame me for this.
I am so good!
- Pick at least 2 fruits, anything from apples, kiwi, and oranges to bananas, cantaloupe and strawberries. (the more variety the better)
- Pick at least one veggie (carrots are the best, sweet peppers, cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower florets are great too)
- a little bowl of cinnamon for dipping (optional)
Wash and cut up your selection and stick on a plate. Place where everyone can reach. Much and crunch until gone or stick any left overs in fridge for breakfast.