Hi mamas! I'd like to reduce our reliance on pre-packaged snack foods, both for our health and the health of the planet. We do pack along fruits and veggies. However, my two oldest (boys, 7 and 5) seem to consume over half the day's calories between 2 and 4 o'clock p.m. :) How can I get more protein and whole grains into them during that time when we're on the go? (Three days a week we are in transition from school to other activities.)
Bonus points for dairy and nut-free recipes (allergy), as well as for those attentive to minimal mess (youngest is a toddler).
I'm interested both in recipes and in any advice that might help me incorporate some new steps into my weekly routine (preparing, packaging, freezing, etc.).
One more thing: I did just get some reusable food pouches that the toddler loves. I'd love more ideas for what to put in them other than applesauce and yogurt.