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Last month I got to share this fun post on My Mommy Style! It was just a few tricks and tips I use to have healthy, easy snacks available for my kids. It makes after school snack time a breeze!
One of the main things I do is have lots of cold water on hand. I’m sure most of you know that lots of times people mistake being thirsty for being hungry. During the summer kids are running around like crazy and the weather is hot, so making sure they are staying well hydrated is a great way to curb unnecessary snacking. We have lots of water bottles that we’ve gotten as “swag” from different companies, so I just fill those up and put them in the fridge. They are easily refilled and handy if you’re headed out to a day at the park, zoo, or swimming pool! And now that back to school is here, having snacks to tie them over til dinner is a life saver!!
Another trick I have is keeping a “snack box” in our refrigerator and in our pantry. In our fridge snack box, I keep different items like grapes, cheese, yogurts, and baby carrots. In our pantry snack box, I keep things like granola, applesauce, cheese fish crackers, and fruit pouches. You can use any plastic box you have on hand or get something like this 1.5 gallon Rubbermaid Plastic Food Storage Container
I use snack size zip bags to separate them so there is a variety of snacks for the kids when they get rumblies in their tumblies! I usually refill them on Sunday evening so we can start the week with it being all stocked and ready to go. I keep the snack boxes on the bottom shelf of the fridge and the bottom shelf of the pantry, so even my little ones can grab a snack when they need one! My one rule is that you can’t have the same snack twice in a row. Find a cute basket like this Woven Strap Basket to keep your pantry snacks in!
Having our snack boxes has also helped me curb my unhealthy snacking. Knowing that I can just grab a bottle of water and a small snack has helped keep me from downing one too many sweet treats!
If you are looking to do something a little special now and then, check out these great snacks for kids!
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