Children always are looking for something to munch on that is high in sugar and carbohydrates. Common foods are cereal, candy, soda pop, cheese sandwich, peanut butter and jam etc. All these foods have no food value and cause so many health issues. Children live on a diet of dairy, wheat and high sugar. No wonder there are many cold and flues not to mention behavior and attention problems.
Once a parent gains experience with a food dehydrator, it becomes easy to come up with healthy replacements.
Learning to wash and chop your veggies ahead of time saves time by making you more efficient in the kitchen. Also getting into the habit of rinsing your dishes right away makes a quick clean up. Cooked food dishes require soap, but raw/vegan food only requires rinsing because there is no bacteria.
I have fallen in love with sprouted buckwheat. It has a bad reputation because of how it tastes when cooked the regular way. Buckwheat flour is very bitter, however buckwheat groats (hulled kernels) soaked and sprouted are soft and sweet.