How to store Healthy Snacks in the Pantry

Hello everyone! I’m delighted you’re here. In just 10 days, my children will be on their summer break. The prospect brings a mix of excitement and apprehension. Balancing the act of ensuring the kids are engaged with activities to prevent boredom and avoid conflicts, while not feeling the constant need to entertain them, is a real challenge.

Healthy Snack Ideas for the Pantry

In my last article, I discussed striving to maintain a balance of healthiness in my children’s snacking habits. Today, I want to share the variety of snacks available in our pantry. I organize these treats to be easily reachable, promoting my children’s independence. However, this freedom also raises a concern about over-snacking, requiring a mindful approach.

  • Granola Bars
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Fruit Leather
  • Belvita Breakfast Bars
  • Rice Krispies (not great, but it could be worse)
  • Dehydrated fruits
  • Chocolate covered raisins
  • M&M’s (I said healthier, remember?)

Implement a “Snack Time”

I’ve introduced a structured “snack time” routine in my household, which might be beneficial for you as well. We schedule snack times at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM daily. During these designated times, my children can enjoy their snacks. Outside of these hours, snacks are reserved until the next meal.

Have you ever incorporated a specific snack time into your daily schedule? If yes, has it been effective? I’m curious to know if you’ve discovered an alternative routine that suits your family’s needs better.

Pre-Portion out Small Snacks

I’d like to share another helpful tip with you. I’ve recently started using these convenient snack containers I found at Dollar Tree, and let me tell you, they’ve been a game-changer! I bought quite a few of them because they’re so handy. What I do is portion out snacks for my kids using these containers. It’s an excellent way to manage their snacking habits, especially when it comes to irresistible treats like M&M’s. This approach ensures they don’t end up in an M&M sugar coma. 😉

Once I’ve filled all these snack containers, I neatly organize them in locker bins, also available at Dollar Tree. But here’s the thing, this tip isn’t just for the kids – it works wonders for adults too! Whenever I have those snack cravings, all I need to do is grab one of these little containers, and it helps me make the right choice to keep my portions in check.

Thanks for reading along, I hope you find some of these tips helpful! Pin this image to save this post for later!

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