As a mom or a child care provider, it is so important to know some quick and easy snack ideas for kids on the go. We all know that hungry bellies make the worst decisions, so keeping snacks on hand will help to make your next outing that much better (have you ever read the Hungry Monster?). What are some of the best snack storage ideas?
Continue reading to learn some great ideas for snack organization as well as some tasty and healthy snack ideas. These are great for kids and adults! We all need a snack sometimes.
1. Blender bottle
A blender bottle is a great organizational tool for anyone who needs to bring lunch or a snack on the go. The different compartments allow you to easily store various different types of food in safe containers, making it easy to take healthy snacks with you. The great thing about the shape of the actual container is it all connects together to be the size of a water bottle.
For those who never seem to have room for their rectangular-shaped snack containers, this bottle-shaped snack organizer could fit in the water bottle pocket of your bag or backpack! This is great for parents who need to take their kids to various different sports and activities!
2. Stand-up pouch bags
Are you looking for a sustainable way to store homemade snacks you make in bulk? These reusable stand-up pouch bags are perfect for that! They have a clear area on the front of the pouch so you can see the snack on the inside. This quality saves you from having to write the snack name on the bag, allowing them to be reused for different snacks. Plus, they’re an environmentally friendly alternative to Ziploc bags.
These are great for moms who love to make homemade snacks that need to be properly stored to enjoy for a while. Some ideas for homemade snacks to make and store in these pouches include:
- Homemade granola
- Dried banana chips
- Dried apple chips
- Homemade granola
You could even make your family’s favorite mix of various different smaller snacks including crackers, craisins, nuts, and more! This is also a great way to store treats for your family or even to give to the neighbors as a welcome gift or holiday present.
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3. Flat favor bags
Between each of the kids’ different activities they attend, the coaches, teachers, trainers, and instructors, there are always so many people to give little gifts and treats to each year. These flat favor bags are the perfect bags for giving snack-sized treats. Their size makes them perfect to fill with homemade treats like cookies, chocolate-covered popcorn, chocolate-covered pretzels, and more.
These are also great-sized bags to pack the kids’ snacks and lunch in. Simply fill with carrots, bell pepper slices, apple slices, pretzels, or any other snack they enjoy. They can easily be placed in a bag, backpack, or simply carried around for snack time.
Looking for other ideas to use these small flat favor bags? Think about upcoming parties including birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, and other holidays! These are great to fill with small party favor treats to give out to guests who arrive.
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3. Pantry organization
Keeping snacks organized on the go starts with an organized pantry! Whether you allocate a specific pantry shelf to snacks or get a hanger for over the pantry door, there are lots of creative ways to organize snacks.
For example, you could use a shoe organizer as a door organizer, packed with snacks that kids can grab on the go. This uses up vertical space, giving you more shelf space in the pantry.
Personally, I think it’s a good idea to set up a “snack station.” You can get baskets, clear bins, or go DIY and use old boxes from the snacks’ original packaging (just cut them in half and you’ve got 2 baskets). Grouping similar items together in one bin saves a lot more space, which is a huge help when it comes to organizing.
If your kids are the age where they can read, I’d suggest adding labels too. Like “granola bars,” “fruit snacks,” etc. This way, they don’t need to search through every bin – They can just grab what they need from the cabinet and head to school!
4. Keep things at eye level
If you’ve got little ones in the house, creating your snack station at the level your kids can reach and see will help keep your storage organized. If they can see the food they want and can easily reach them, they are able to grab things themselves while keeping it tidy (rather than struggling to reach and likely making a mess). This is an easy way to encourage independence, too.
Do you have creative snack organization ideas that help keep your entire pantry organized while easily snacking on the go? We would love to see your organization ideas!