22 Sep Storage Solutions for After-School Snacks
School is in full swing, which means that so is the after-school hunger attack. When your kids come home for the day, one way to help smooth the transition from the afternoon commute to homework time is to organize your after-school snacks as efficiently as possible. Looking for some tips on storing your after-school snacks in the kitchen? Read on for some great storage solutions.
Buy in bulk and make small snack-sized bags.
A great way to save money on your after-school snacks is to buy things like trail mix and veggie straws in bulk and then use plastic baggies to create small, snack-sized portions for your kids. These snack-sized bags store especially well too—simply designate an open container for these snack bags and keep the container on a shelf that your kids can easily reach. You can also add snacks like granola bars and oatmeal packets to add to the variety.
Combine plastic food containers in your fridge.
You can use the same open-container approach in your fridge as well, placing a large plastic food storage container on a convenient shelf in your fridge. You can prepare snack-sized bags of refrigerated snacks like cheese squares, carrots, and celery, and then set a smaller plastic food container inside the larger one to hold snacks like string cheese. Other smaller containers can also hold snacks like grapes and veggie dips.
Designate a drawer.
Or, why not designate a space in the fridge that is conveniently set apart from everything else? Drawers tend to be positioned lower in the fridge, making them the perfect place to store snacks. In addition to what was mentioned above, you can fill the refrigerator drawer with yogurt containers, hard boiled eggs, and juice boxes.
Use a shoe organizer.
For snacks that don’t need to stay in the fridge, a shoe organizer can help your kids visually see what their snack options are. Consider installing a shoe organizer on the back of your pantry door and filling the lower half (where your kids can reach) with ready-to-go snacks.
Keep healthy foods out and less-healthy snacks out of reach.
One final tip for those who are working to get their kids to eat better—try keeping healthier snacks in easy reach and those less-healthy snacks more out-of-reach. You might make it a policy that your kids can grab a piece of fruit or small container of veggies and dip whenever they like, and they have to ask for permission to enjoy a snack that is more decadent.