Late last night, I came across an idea that I thought was just genius and I shared it on our Facebook page. Apparently y’all thought it was genius too because I got several messages and comments about it!
This mom purchased an over the door shoe organizer (you can get one for cheap here!) and filled each pocket with a day’s worth of snacks. In the morning, the kids are allowed to pick one pocket for the day for their snacks. Why is this genius? Well, if your house is like mine, your kids are eating everything! I feel like I can’t keep food in the house as fast as my kids are eating it. This is a great way to keep portions in check as well as your budget! Snacks are expensive! (Keep reading! I have some awesome snack ideas and deals for you below!) Another thing that I think is genius about this: the shoe organizer will hold enough for 24 days. That means in just a few minutes, you can have almost a month’s worth of snacks divided up!
I love that this idea goes beyond summer snacks. This will make packing lunches super simple for the school year too!
I just ordered our shoe organizer so I can recreate this at our house. I plan on filling it with snacks (like the ones below!) and telling my kiddos that after their snacks are gone they can have as many fruits and veggies as they want if they are still hungry.
Is this something that you would implement in your house?
At a loss for things to fill your snack station up with? Check out these ideas:
- Tropicana Orange Juice (This set of 24 bottles is a great deal! Only 44¢ each)
- Gatorade (This set of 24 bottles comes out only to 44¢ each)
- Mini Soda Cans of Soda
- Crystal Light Drink mixes (Get this set for only 16¢ each)
Healthy (Or Healthier!) Snacks
- Black Bean Chips
- Nut Blends
- Granola Bars (This variety pack is just 18¢ a bar!)
- Fruit Leather (This pack is a great deal!! Only 22¢ each)
- Popcorn (This set is less than 50¢ a bag)
- Cracker Sandwiches
- Goldfish Crackers
- Fruit Snacks
- Cookies (This set of chocolate chip cookies are only 32¢ each)
- Pudding Packs
- Snack Cakes
- Rice Krispie Treats
Don’t forget to pin our Summer Snack Ideas For Kids!