Purchase larger bags of snacks and take the time out to divvy them up into smaller containers. A few years ago, I was inspired by this post from Becky Higgins and allocated two pantry shelves to lunch and break snacks for the kids. I also made the change from clear zipper storage bags to containers in an effort to be more eco-friendly. Now it is so easy for me to grab a container with snack-sized portions for lunch bags.
I also place some healthier snacks (unsweetened applesauce, fruit bars, fruit rollups) on the lower shelf so if my kids are asking for a snack, I can send them to the pantry for them to grab those themselves.
I’d like to extend this system into the fridge with perishables like fruits, cheese, and yogurt in the fridge. I plan to add some baskets to hold containers of prep-packaged apple slices, plucked grapes, and cheese cubes. I will share photos when it's in play!
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