8 Great Ideas for Preparing and Storing After School SnacksAshley Hackshaw
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The first thing my daughter says when she walks in the door from school: I’m hungry, can I have a snack? Come to think of it, that’s the first thing I usually think about too. If I’m not prepared, she heads straight towards the chips and cookies. I try to provide her a selection of goodies that are a healthy balance and easy to serve to herself.
Depending on your schedule, there are lots of options for preparing snack storage areas ahead of time. Pre-packages snacks are always a great option and mixing in some perishable, fresh treats is a great way to mix it up. With these great snack storage ideas you’ll always have a few things ready to serve!
Snack Storage 1 of 9
Browse through the gallery and get some ideas on how to plan ahead of time!
Pantry Door 2 of 9
This is a great way to take advantage of empty door space! Your kids will know exactly where to find their snack and lunch each day. Find more school organization at Hi Sugarplum!
Glass Jars 3 of 9
Empower kids to prepare their own snacks by displaying their choices in a few large glass storage jars. This great idea from Positively Splendid.
Individual Bags 4 of 9
Encourage your kids (and adults!) to mix in healthy snacks by pre-cutting veggies and fruits. Pre-portioned serving sizes are a great way to grab and go. This school planning idea is from Organizing Junkie.
Metal Bins 5 of 9
This is a photo from my own personal pantry. We attached galvanized garden bins to the wall and filled them with a variety of snack choices for the whole family. You can see how I attached them at Lil Blue Boo.
Fridge Bin 6 of 9
Small perforated bins are a great way to designate an area of the refrigerator for perishable snacks. These snacks are ready to grab in an instant. You can see more at I Heart Organizing.
Mason Jars 7 of 9
Food in a jar! Prepare healthy dipping snacks using Mason Jars. Find this idea and other ideas on eating healthy on the go at Maybe I Will.
Upcycled Creamer 8 of 9
For smaller babies and children who aren't quite ready for real food carry their snacks in an upcycled creamer bottle! Get the DIY at Unoriginal Mom.
Reusable Bags 9 of 9
Tired of throwing away plastic baggies? How about using reusable snack bags? Get the tutorial at Sisters, Sisters.
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