Clever ways to pack your kids’ snacks
By Aimee Heckel
There are three guarantees in a parent’s life:
1. Your kids won’t want lunch, but then they will absolutely lose their heads in starvation as soon as you leave the house, especially if you have no snacks on you.
2. A healthy snack can cure many problems, from whining to boredom.
3. Planning ahead will prevent grey hairs. Probably.
Before you leave the house, whether for an afternoon at the park or a family vacation, always pack your snacks. But prevent that disgusting, half-sucked-on fruit strip from adhering to the inner layer of your Coach bag with these clever ways to pack your kids’ snacks.
Use a tackle box. Yeah, yeah, make all the comparisons to wildlife that you want, but a tackle box is a great way to divide up and store a wide variety of snacks — perfect for that picky eater who never knows what she wants. Simply load the different compartments of the box with a variety of healthy munchies, from popcorn to grapes to raisins, and let your kid pick and choose. Bonus: Sorting through the options doubles as entertainment, too.
Ditch the plastic baggies. They’re expensive and not so good for Mother Earth, too. Instead, pick up these (adorable) Skip Hop reusable sandwich bags at Target, two for just $12. They come in a variety of different styles, from lady bugs to bees. Save money at Target with these coupons, paired with Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
Store snacks in style. Inject some fun into the food with a funny snack storage container, like this Nuby iMonster snack keeper for just under $5 at Walmart.com. Nuby has a variety of adorable, matching baby and kids’ cups and plates, too. We love this monster cup. Of course, it’s BPA-free and made to help prevent spills, while teaching your kids how to drink out of a regular cup. Even for kids who can drink out of a lid-less cup, you’ll want to keep a few spill-free cups on hand for traveling.
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