Welcome to *What's on YOUR Tot's Plate?* if you'd like to join up, please write a post on your own blog and link to Mr. Linky below! You can just share the photos, or also share any info about what was on the plate (did your tot like it, what was it, how to make it, etc.).
I didn't get any plate shots this week but I did want to share our new snack system with you! I get SO tired of the boys asking for snacks, and I can never remember what they have had too much of recently. So, I created Snack Baskets (yes I know that's not a basket, but that's what K calls it).... The idea is that I load it with appropriate snacks and I don't reload it until they are gone. That way I know they aren't eating tons of one certain item. Here's what was in the basket when I snapped these photos...
Almonds and Raisins, Florida's Natural Nuggets, Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Annie's Cheddar Bunnies, 100% fruit strip, EnviroKidz Organic Animal Cookies.
On top of their snack baskets, I allow them to eat fresh fruit or veggies as a choice anytime, I just can't put those in the basket. I also have pre made cups in the fridge now for Krash, to be sure he drinks enough water, and milk--and not too much juice (I only allow him about 1 cup or less per day and I split it into a few cups diluted with water). He can go to the fridge and grab a cup without me having to pour every time. Plus he can easily see what he has left to drink. He will often whine about it, but oh well.
As for when they get the snacks, only when I SAY SO. It is not a free basket, it just helps them have the choice from what's left when I say it's time for a snack. It also helps me that they can get them independently in case I am nursing Ladybug or something else.
I would love to read in the comments, or see on your blog how you handle snack time at your house! ~you can also share normal tot plates this week too, I just didn't have any to share!
You are welcome to add your "What's on Your Tot's Plate" link anytime between now and Monday. We will put up a new Mr Linky each Tuesday. Please link directly to your Tot Food post and provide a link back to Totally Tots! You can right click and copy the graphic at the top of this post if you would like to use it in your post. You certainly don't have to, but are welcome to.