So as I mentioned in other posts, we have been moving for the last month or so.  Lots of eating on the run, and being constantly away from home.  One thing I like to do to vary up my kids’ snacks is to make bags with a mixture of stuff in them.  I got the idea from a friend of mine and it has worked great with my kids so far.  She just takes a variety of snacks and mixes them together in sandwich bags to make her own kind of homemade “chex mix.”

Both my boys are on the spectrum, and are pretty open to eating most things with different flavors and textures. So, I am very lucky there.  They are both on a gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet so I am always looking for new ways to make snacks for them.  I had a bunch of dried cranberries that they were just not that into.  I got the idea to put them in a bag with some of their preferred snacks (GFCF pretzels) to see if they would be more open to eating them and it worked!  It’s a great way to use up snacks when you have a few different bags with just a little bit left in them too.  They work great for lunches, road trips, or just to have on hand when your kids are hungry!

Bag #1
1. Rice Chex cereal 2. Trader Joe’s onion ring corn chip snacks 3. Cashew pieces
Bag #2
1. GFCF pretzels 2. dried cranberries 3. Trader Joe’s rice cereal with cinnamon

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