littleleadvillelady Posted July 8, 2008 Share Posted July 8, 2008 As I plan for the upcoming school year I am once again faced with trying to solve one of the biggest kinks in our day....food. As a mother of five I have to be creative and figure out cheap ways to feed my growing family especially my boys who are bottomless pits! When I say that I mean after a big meal they will be asking for what else there is to eat within 30 minutes and they are skin and bones! So I plan my school schedule and I need to plan 2 snacks, 1 morning, 1 afternoon and a good lunch. If I don't get them in the schedule then I am faced with hungry whining children and end up settling for junk because of my lack of planning which leads to discipline issues which is not fair to them. Here comes the tricky part. My boys are sensitive to preservatives and sugar so recipes need to be minus these things and I avoid refined foods. We don't have much in our food budget so I need to able to make large quantities for cheap. I have also learned that it can't be just carbohydrates or plain veggies/fruit protien is needed or they are hungry within a few minutes and nothing but carbs spikes their sugar as well. It also needs to be something simple or it won't happen. With that challenge, I would love ideas/recipes for snacks and lunch. Any suggestions? Blessings, MY Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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