Meal Planning Monday – Snack Time!

This week’s post is by Leah Kelley.
          When I first started doing meal planning I never thought about snacks.  I just planned for dinner.  After seeing how well that went, I started planning all three meals.  I loved meal planning but something was missing.  I would go to the store get everything on my list and feel good knowing I had a plan.  
          Fast forward to the next day…  “Mommy, I want a snack.”  “I’m a little hungry.  Mommy, I need snack.”  I completely forgot to factor in snacks!  If you have little ones you know the importance of snack time.  It’s a small 15 minute slice of heaven for me when everyone is quiet.  Here’s what we typically have for morning snack time:
Monday ~ Green and Red Peppers with Hummus
Tuesday ~ Graham Crackers topped with Peanut Butter and Sliced Apples
Wednesday ~ “Berries and Cheese” Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries with Babybel Cheese
Thursday ~ Strawberry and Banana Smoothies
Friday ~ Cheese cubes, Crackers, and Sliced Mangoes
Saturday ~ We’re taking the girls to the zoo.  We’ll pack peanut butter crackers, bananas, frozen smoothies, and apples for them to snack on.
Sunday ~ Fake Popsicle and Cream Cheese Tortillas.
For the “Fake Popsicles” I just freeze yogurt cups.  I love the little Danonino cups.  I just stick a mini Popsicle stick in each cup and pop them into the freezer.


  1. Kimberly Vanlandingham says:

    Great idea about the yogurt! My daughter used to love frozen yogurt.