My eldest just started kindergarten this fall, and I discovered that the key to surviving kindergarten is apparently….food!
We start the day with a fairly big breakfast and there are several opportunities throughout the school day where the kids gather and eat their snacks.
A friend of mine shared with me a little trick at the start of the year: Always greet your kindergartner with a healthy snack if you want a happier walk/ride home or transition to an after-school activity. Trust me, it works!
So today I share with you an easy recipe for Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins. Low in sugar and so easy to make, I first found this recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/healthy-oats-and-applesauce-muffins/
I make them small enough so that they can be eaten in just a couple of kindergarten-size bites. That way, the easily distracted child can eat their muffin in a reasonable amount of time and less food is returned back home in the lunch box.
My kids love to help, so I give one the task of being in charge of the “wet” ingredients, while the other one gets the “dry”. They remember (of course!) and switch each time we make them.
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