Monday, June 23, 2008

Kid Snacks for Less

Who doesn't love convenience? I know I do. But convenience usually comes with a price. When it comes to individual servings of kid snacks, do the math. With this solution, you still get the convenience of grab and go kid snacks, but don't have to break the bank.

Sometimes it is pretzels, other times it is Chex Mix. Whatever you have that you kids love to snack on, you can use this tip for it. Using sandwich or snack size plastic baggies (one of my can't live without staples), make your own bags of snacks. I use a measuring cup to scoop the snack out of the big bag and into the small bag. This way you determine how much each serving includes. You can also use this trick for homemade goodies as well. Put all of the bags you made into a decent sized basket in the pantry or cabinet. Let the kids know where to look for the snack basket. Mine know where to look in our pantry. :)

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Hooked on Houses said...

This is a great idea. Much cheaper than buying snacks already prepackaged into small bags, I'm sure! -Julia

Sonshine said...

Great tip! I do this all the time!! My Snack basket helps the kids know what is available rather than continually asking me what they can for snack! :)

Kelli said...

Good idea! I'm always scrambling at the last minute to grab snacks, but if I had these prepared ahead of time, I'd be good to go! Thanks for the tip!

Heather said...

Ooooo...I love this. I'm going to make a snack basket today!!