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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!

Make-Ahead Healthy Snack Bins for Kids

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.

Make-Ahead Healthy Snack Bins for Kids

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

Make-Ahead Healthy Snack Bins for Kids

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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Angie
Angie
5 years ago

Oh my gosh, this idea!! Thank you so much! Like you said this is so easy and simple but yet a lot of people (me ?) probably don’t think it things like this. I love it! I’m going to go to the store tomorrow with my little girl and let her pick out her own ” healthy” snacks! She loves yogurt, applesauce packs, string cheese, raisins, Nutella, baby carrots, big carrots (like bugs bunny), granola bars, cliff bars, fruit snacks, fruit of any kind-but really loves Blueberries… Just to name a few things. This is such a great idea! She… Read more »

Shonda
Shonda
5 years ago

We made 50 snack bags at the beginning of the summer. It was so nice to direct the kids to get those and know that they were healthy and already prepared!

aacrainer
Ann
5 years ago

Kelly–this would be a great idea for so-called adults too!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Ann

Ann, Ha ha…yes, absolutely!

Nicky
Nicky
5 years ago

Great idea!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Nicky

Thanks, Nicky!

Shannon
Shannon
5 years ago

Kelly, I just loved this idea! I had a clear shoe box from Dollar Tree and was able to consolidate 4 boxes of snacks to the clear storage container. This has freed up so much room in my pantry. I also like the idea of putting snacks into the individual snack size bags that way I don’t have to worry about the kids eating too much at one time.

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Shannon

Shannon, Thanks! We love your feedback. We’re all about simple & quick. When Mama is happy, everyone is happy! 😉

Hannah J Stephens
Hannah J Stephens
5 years ago

This is Awesome!!! I’ll be making this for my Grandpa! He’ll love it!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago

Hannah, that’s awesome! Thanks!