Football season is in full swing at our house, and in the past, that's always meant lots of snacks and fun foods. I wanted this year to be just as fun, but with a change in the food, and I decided that the best way to pull that off would be to involve the kids in the snack selection.
I chose a big game - the ISU v. Iowa game - and challenged the kids to think of different kinds of foods that were red and yellow. I was surprised with how much we came up with!
We decided that everything should be in Cyclone colors, and the kids did a great job! Our healthy snacks included:
Red apples with yellow bananas
Babybel individual cheeses, white cheddar (yellow) and regular red wheels
Freeze-dried pineapple and strawberries
Red sugar-free Jello jigglers
|Crunchy and tasty - with no sugar added!|
|I'm a big fan of cheese in moderation - 75 calories/piece, and you get protein!|
We had chips and salsa, red and yellow filled Twizzlers (SO yummy!), and my favorite, a giant iced cookie that we all split.
|It was so soft and delicious!|
And, after all the carefully selected snacks were laid out on the table, we turned on the TV (rare for the kids!) and watched our beloved Cyclones beat the Hawks.
So, healthy eating - score!
Cyclone win - score!
That's what I like to think of as a win-win kind of situation.