Toast and Independence

                                                                                                                        Photo credit:Pixabay

When I was young, my sisters and I were expected to be independent with our snacks (well, we were expected to be independent with everything), so as a result, we became very inventive/creative/desperate.  Our mom didn't keep much junk food in the house (thanks Mom), but my sisters and I could do a WORLD of things with toast---We'd top it with peanut butter, jelly, honey, or my personal favorite-cinnamon sugar. Sometimes we would combine several toppings (peanut butter and banana, cream cheese and jelly. How many can your kids think up?)

Actually, there are a lot more healthy things now to top off a piece of toast than there were when I was young--sunflower butter, almond butter, Nutella. 

My point here is that there are many simple snacks your kids are fully capable of preparing on their own at a very young age. Resist the urge to cater to their "I'm huuungry" pleas, and encourage your kids to come up with new ideas for snacks they can create on their own. It will encourage creativity, initiative, and independence.


  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    My brother and I were always very creative with our snacks growing up. From gross to great, we made it all with crackers or toast... it's fun to be creative and I suppose it was the only time we were allowed to have fun with our food. hehe :) Nice post, Pam(:

  2. Hi Pam! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my gallery wall ~ it brightened my day!!!

    love that toast, how fun! :)

  3. Thanks for your comments, Rachel and Angie. Yes, who knew toast could be so fun? ;)


If this post has helped you, please share it! I also appreciate comments---They make my day! All comments are moderated by me, so they may not appear immediately.

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this site.

Thank you!

Back to Top