School Snack Series - 07
I am sure I am not the only mother who goes through this….The alarm would ring..you slap it shut. It snoozes again..you slap it off again until some realization walks into your sub-consious mind, kicking you out and off the bed, just to go “ooh Sh*# !!! am too late”.
Here in our household, come mornings, it’s the Dad’s duty to wake the kids, brush and put on their uniforms. The Mom moves straight to the kitchen…breakfast, tiffins for school, office…
But during summer, the Father would have left for work even before the rest of the world is awake. Being on site, the works would start by 4 am, 5 am depending on the heat. Thankfully, the kids too don’t have school during summer, unlike this year…the schools have started and he still got to leave much earlier. Now that really gets me really really nervous. Each morning is a target by itself. 3 school going kids and 1 office going mommie…and we all need to leave at the same time before 7 am.
The kind of days when you keep repeating to "HIM"
“Yaar Lord..slow down the clock naa…give me some more time between 6 and 7 am”
and all HE does is look back at you, and show….
...... the tonguey !!! :P :P
But, end of the day..you have learned to survive. And turst me, even minor changes in regualr routines can help a long way in the early morning rush.
Sharing here some handy tips to tackel such mornings by doing a couple of the chores, the previous night itself.
I always see to it that there IS a portion of fresh veggie/fruit in their tiffins. So, chop it up the previous night, and keep in the refrigerator tightly sealed in a zip-lock, lest they lose their values.
Seperate the diffrent veggies and here, i put the cut carrots in a sandwich pack and then along with the carrot into the zip-lock. You save on an extra pack. ;)
Some chicken nuggets too, for sandwiches are fried forehand and so, it just needs warming in the M/W the next day.
Fill the water bottles and into the fridge. The boys prefer the water cold. But mind it, while left out, it definitely develops the precipitation and so do not forget to wipe the surface of the bottle before placing them into their bags.
And, for a tiffin -peap. A typical pack while defintiely in short of time.
Milk toast, grapes and Threptin diskettes. Heard of these ? Hold on..will get to it, right after the toast.
Mix milk with some sugar, cardamom powder and vanilla essence. Dip the bread slices in the milk and toast in butter. Sprinkle more sugar on top if kids wants it "sweet"
Do not leave the bread in the milk for long, else it gets too soggy .
And these...threptins...not sure if all are familiar. This has been in my household right from our childhood. My mommy always used to give 2 or 3 of these diskettes to us , either to school or as a snack while we were small and it now goes heriditary, to the next generation. I dont see these in the Kuwait market, but defintiely available in India and each time, returning back after vacation one or two of these tins would too be on board.
Used as a health food supplements to a diet consisting largely of cereals and vegetables. Threptin Diskettes makes up, qualitatively and quantitatively, the protein requirements of both children and adults. For better utilization of protein, it should preferably be taken twice or thrice daily, 3-5 Threptin diskettes at a time. They are easily digested and well tolerated. It also supplies adequate calories for the efficient utilization of protein.
Threptin Diskettes are available in Regular, Chocolate, Mango and Pineapple flavours
Weight watchers should definitely look out for Threptin Diskettes. These will not only make you feel less hungry, you will give up on your maida and sugary biscuits as well !
These are Glutten free, safe for people with glutten intolerance.
More about Threptin biscuts/diskette here .
And by now..I would have overcome my
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