I'm a snacker. Love the salty, crunchy stuff. Problem is, I don't want to turn my kids in to salty snackers. I want them snacking on green peppers and apples. A classic case of do as I say, not as I do. Sigh.
So I've been trying NOT to buy any salty, crunchy snacks. Mostly this means I am really hungry a lot. But it has helped. By greening snacks I mean eating healthier and easier on the planet with you and your kids. For me, this is not easy! Some of the things I have been trying to keep in mind lately:
*snack less. Better for you, and the environment. But what about those kids? They eat all the time and need their snacks!
*stay away from organic (and conventional) snacks in crinkly bags, (even though, sigh, Sun Chip bags are now compostable).
*if you must have a salty, crunchy snack, make popcorn on the stove (I do this OFTEN). No microwave bag with awful chemicals. Just some oil, a bit of butter and popcorn. No packaging to waste. Read more...