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If you are seeking some unique food items to bring into your kitchen – food items that you will be able to stretch for a while — here are a few great suggestions. These options are good throughout the year, though some of them are more specific to their season. The majority of the options listed here are also greatly enjoyed by kids, so this is something to keep in mind if you are searching for some food that your children will be able to enjoy for snacks or quick meals throughout the day. Try to think of ways that you can creatively use these in other meals or in unique combinations to make them even more enjoyable throughout the week when you have them available.

Watermelon

This is a fun fruit that almost every child loves to eat, if not many adults. It is full of many great minerals, which make it an ideal snack. Most watermelons are fairly cheap. They are also a good choice if you live in a particularly hot area. Just refrigerate the melon until you or your family is ready to eat it. It’s the best way to cool off on a hot day!

Broccoli

There are many different ways that you can eat broccoli. It’s a great snack when it’s raw and children generally love to eat it this way. However, you can also steam it and then flavor it with lemon or a variety of different spices. This is when it’s better used as a side dish for something you’re eating with your dinner, in example. Broccoli is known for preventing infection because of the high content of minerals, vitamins, and folic acid.

Greek Yogurt

This is not only a great breakfast food, it is an amazing snack. A tablespoon of this with some fruit can be an ideal way to have a quick start to your day or make a quick breakfast for a child. Most children will be willing to eat this because they will like the tart flavor of the yogurt itself.

Sweet Potatoes

Although a lot of people are used to eating these during thanksgiving, they’re also a great food throughout the year. They have a lot of nutritional value. You can make them into fries or slices and coat them with a little cinnamon to get the kids interested in them. You can also put them into the oven and roast them for a while so that they become a little sweeter.

Greens

It doesn’t matter what type of greens you are talking about, they’re all good for your body. Kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, and chard are all great veggies for everyone to eat. You can mix them up with other veggies or just make a pesto in your food processor. They are also amazing in salads or paired with pasta. How you eat them depends on how you like them!

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