Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday Tip: Making a "Snack Zone"

A great way to stay organized now that the kids are back in school is to create a "Snack Zone." I have one in my house, and it has helped us tremendously. The kids know where to look when they are hungry, and best of all, they can help themselves! :)

Our snack zone is in a pull-out drawer in the pantry. It doesn't matter where you create your snack zone, just as long as it's easily accessible to the kids. It could be a drawer, a basket in the pantry, or inside a low cabinet. Or, if you have the space, you could repurpose an over-the-door shoe storage holder to become a snack holder. Like this:

The key to having a snack zone is having the snacks pre-packaged into small, snack-size baggies. I keep pretzels, goldfish, and veggie straws readily available in ours, along with Clif bars, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, and Slim Jim's (gross, I know....but my son loves those things)!

I check the snacks about 1-2 times a week, and usually end up restocking every Sunday night.
I also love the idea of having a snack zone in the fridge, to hold items like yogurts, applesauce, carrots, fruit, and string cheese. Again, use snack-size baggies wherever possible, and place them all in one central bin.

And there's your Tuesday Tip!
Feel free to comment below and tell me about the snack zone in your kitchen....
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