Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Welcome to Munchie Mom!  I started to share my snack pictures on Facebook, and received a lot of positive feedback.  So this blog is born out of that encouragement.  Thanks peeps!
I hope you all enjoy my creations, and also that you replicate them at home or make some of your own.  Fruits and vegetables have great simple shapes, but usually with a lot of texture to them too.  It makes it interesting.  In the end, you can add eyes to about anything and tell a kid it’s a smiley face.  Good to go!
My process
My process is fairly simple.  I usually ask Diva the night before if there is something specific she wants me to make as a snack.  If not, I try to think of something I can make that will
1.  Be fun for her 
2. Will be fairly healthy
3.  Things she will eat  (she’s a decent fruit and veggie eater, and doesn’t mind her food touching!)
4.  Use what I have on hand
I don’t buy specific food for the snacks, but try to use what I have on hand.  That being said, I have a fairly well stocked kitchen as far as cookie cutters, sprinkles, cutting tools and supplies. 
Sometimes I may sketch the idea out, just to make sure it will work because- here’s the thing- I make the snacks in about 15 minutes.  I get home from work about 2:20-2:25 p.m. and Diva gets off the bus at 2:50.  By the time I get in the door, put my stuff down, and get out supplies, it doesn’t leave much time to make it perfect.
As far as supplies, to date I’ve really only needed a cutting board, vegetable peeler, knife, circle cookie cutter, crinkle cutter, food, sprinkles, and food safe markers.  Not too bad!
A lot of friends have asked if I come up with the ideas on my own.  For the most part, I do.  I don't have a step by step crazy snack guide to follow, but I do have places of inspiration. I haven't yet really found something online and replicated it.  That may happen though as the school year wears on!

Play With Your Food

I hope you enjoy the blog and have fun following along in our snack adventure!