Children have a magical ability to be hungry all the time. If your kids are home all day while you’re homeschooling, they probably ask for a snack roughly 30 times a day. You can reduce a significant amount of meal stress by prepping snacks ahead of time once or twice a week. Here are some healthy recipes you can have ready for a week’s worth of snacks.

Applesauce

Applesauce is a great way to get picky eaters to enjoy some fresh fruit. Store-bought varieties are often packed with sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Make your own at home and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. Peel, core, and chop some apples. Add them to a pan with some water, cinnamon, and a pinch of sugar if you want to make it sweeter. Cook over medium heat until apples are soft, then mash everything together until you reach your desired consistency. Store it in the refrigerator.

Frozen Banana Bites

This sweet treat is a great dessert option on the healthier side. Slice a banana into ½ inch slices. Slather a dollop of peanut butter on one slice and top it with another slice to form a sandwich. Then, dip it in melted chocolate and lay slices on a sheet of wax paper. Freeze for a few hours to let the chocolate harden. Store these in the freezer to make them last longer and grab one or two for a filling and sweet snack.

Homemade Granola

Granola is a favorite among many kids. But store-bought versions tend to be loaded with sugar and preservatives. Make your own by mixing rolled outs with coconut oil, peanut butter, and add-ins like sliced almonds or chia seeds. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until the oats begin to brown, making sure they don’t burn. Once your granola cools, you can eat it on its own or mix it into yogurt for a balanced snack.

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