After-school time is the best time to feed the boring, nutrient-dense snacks. Public school-types are starving after school. As a young one, I always had fruit for her. As a teen, I have water, vegetables and then some healthy kind of sandwich thing. She inhales them within a block of leaving the school parking lot.

On the day of the week when she goes to Dad's house, I will leave a snack out for her. Always healthy; never sweet.

Most recent were non-salted (ie: bland) Triscuits, tuna mixed with BBQ sauce and -- get this, pickled dandelions. Anything is good as a melt, so to cover up this delightfulness, I melted them all with brie cheese on top. And then left them out to let the magic take it's place.

In she came, seeking the food. She let out a, "mmm, oh my God, Mmm!" She gave a head nod, swagger, went off to get her things, finished the crackers and headed out the door...

Pickled dandelions!! She ate pickled dandelions! The best of nature's goodness right after school. One could not pull this off any other time of day.


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