I can not believe that Thursday is the last day of school for my kids. They have full days Monday and Tuesday, and then half days on Wednesday and Thursday. I am excited that I will no longer have to enforce bedtimes, but I am worried about my food budget during the summer months. My kids qualify for free breakfast and lunch at school, which means that during the school year, I am only responsible for feeding them supper and supplying their tummies with snacks. Once school is out, I have to make sure there is food in the house for every meal.
My kids are pretty self-sufficient, so it's not like I have to prepare all their food for them, which is good since I will be working everyday. I want them to eat wholesome food, not just junk food. If they had their way, they would eat ice cream and snack cakes all day. I want them to eat foods that have some type of nutritional value, and Quaker Soft Baked Bars fit that bill perfectly. Each one has 140 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. They can eat them right out of the box, or throw them in the microwave to heat them up a little bit. Either way, i think they would ne the perfect breakfast snack. Just look how mouth watering they look:
That's the Cinnamon Pecan one. Doesn't it look delicious! Check out all that icing! But, the Banana Nut Bread would probably be my favorite. I am a sucker for anything banana.
Lunch will be a little more difficult, because even if I buy lunch meat and bread, they will make a box of mac and cheese or something. But I guess as long as they have one good meal each day I should be satisfied. Plus, I know I will be making healthy dinners, since I am watching what I eat too.