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I’ve got a double case of the I’m hungries happening over here. For the first time in a long time, both Lola and Malone are going through growth spurts at the same time. I can’t keep up with them! It isn’t thirty minutes after a meal before someone is asking for a snack again. I’ve got a case of constantly hungry kids!

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Tips For Feeding Constantly Hungry Kids

  1. Find the root of the reason. I am a recovering emotional eater. This is something I’m working hard not to pass on to my kids. If my kids are asking for a snack because they’re bored, I want them to find a different activity to entertain themselves with.
  2. Go with the flow. Right now, we’re in the middle of a growth spurt for both kids. We’ve really got no choice but to embrace it and feed them. What worked for their nutrition last week, doesn’t work this week.
  3. Hydrate first. There are times when I know my children are not hungry, they are thirsty. Little ones often know they need something in their bellies and automatically think it is food they need. I know this to be true of myself too.
  4. Choose wholesome snacks. 

Choosing a wholesome snack has probably been the biggest game changer for us in terms of dealing with constantly hungry kids. Both kids would prefer ice cream or a popcicle in the afternoon.  I get it, we’re in the dog days of summer and they want something cool and refreshing. I can’t say that I blame them. But instead of giving them empty calories, I’ve been loading the best alternative, yogurt or yogurt based smoothies.

Yoplait Walmart PhotoWe like to get our Yoplait® yogurt at Walmart because they’ve always got an awesome variety. We love the Original, but sometimes opt for  Light, Greek or Gogurt® depending on our mood (and room in the fridge).

The kids love yogurt in just about any shape or flavor, but have a special penchant for the dessert looking flavors. Today after her afternoon nap, Lola woke up hungry and asking for treats. It didn’t matter to her that she had a banana, a turkey and cheese sandwich and broccoli at lunch. She was starving.

I gave her this and pointed out that it was “pie.” She was delighted.

Constantly Hungry Kids 1I was delighted too, because I knew it would keep her full until dinner time.

Constantly Hungry Kids 2Post dinnertime was a whole new ballgame. 30 minutes after supper, she was hungry again!

What is your favorite flavor of Yoplait® yogurt?