How often do your kids complain “I’m hungry!” but you are stuck trying to remember what you have handy for healthy snacks that won’t spoil any meals? Create a snack basket filled with healthy snacks.
You can divide a bag of baby carrots into smaller snack size Ziploc bags. Cut and slice an apple place half an apple each in a Ziploc. Do little bags with a few pieces of broccoli and/or cauliflower. You can even put cheerios in a bag, granola bars or natural fruit gummies, since they can all go in the fridge to keep snacks all in the same area. Add some yogurt in appropriate-size or buy a larger container and split it into smaller containers, which will save even more money.
You can also label different snacks for each child, or have a different basket for each child. This allows you to tailor snacks for each child, as well as for any dietary restrictions, such as a child on a dairy free diet while another might be on a wheat-free diet.
You can also place colored dots on them to differentiate size of snacks. For example, you might put blue dots on light snacks (or smaller portions) for quick before dinner snacks, and red dots on larger snacks for the afternoon.
You can also use this for yourself if you are trying to cut down on the unhealthy snacks you eat yourself, especially while on a diet. It can be just as convenient to grab a small baggie of cut peppers or carrots as it would be to grab the whole bag of potato chips when you want a snack to eat.