New Leaf Wellness · Aug 3, 2016

Make-Ahead Healthy Snack Bins for Kids

I’m on a mission to be super organized this fall. I stocked my freezer with 40 healthy crockpot freezer meals (most of them during this freezer meal prep session) and now I’m moving on to breakfasts and snacks.

I went shopping with my 5 and 6 year olds and let them pick out their favorite healthy-ish snacks. Then, I bought two bins from Target and organized them in our fridge and pantry. It took less than 30 minutes and now we’re stocked with tons of healthy snacks!

I don’t know if you think our choices are healthy or not, but at least they’re not chips and pudding. Feel free to make your own bins with lots of veggies if your kids will eat them. And if you want to buy chips and treats, go ahead. I’m not here to judge.

I didn’t make anything fancy, but that’s what I love about these bins – they’re so easy to make. We’ve been grabbing bags to take to the pool and my kids love helping themselves to a snack before bed. I even got my 2-year-old to eat a bag of grapes last night, which is a huge win because she’s going through a picky stage right now.

I can imagine these being great for packing school lunches too and for after-school snacks. Yay!

Here’s what’s in our bin for the fridge:

  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cheddar cheese sticks
  • Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • Yogurt

Here’s what in our bin for the pantry:

  • Clif bars
  • Goldfish
  • Granola bars
  • Applesauce pouches
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Raisins

More healthy snack ideas:

  • Baby carrots
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Hummus
  • Ranch dressing for dipping
  • Clementines
  • Graham crackers
  • Trail mix
  • Almonds
  • Peeled hardboiled eggs

Thoughts or ideas of your own? Please share in a comment below! XO, Kelly

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