August 31, 2016

Simple Pantry Snack Station

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Being a boy mom is the absolute best!!! I never thought playing with super heroes, building forts, battling the bad guys, and hunting for bugs would be so much fun. It may just be that I get to spend time with my boys that make it so much fun, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. They are the absolute best and I am so happy I get to be their mom.  

But, nobody told me how much food these boys could consume as they got older. Some days it's as if they don't ever stop eating. Especially on school days! I can fill their lunch boxes full of food and they will still come home and eat around 4 to 5 snacks in one setting! They are growing boys and I need to keep their growing tummies full! Kroger helps me keep my pantry stocked with their favorite snacks for school lunches as well as after school. NABISCO Multipacks and RITZ Bits Cracker Sandwiches are some of our favorite snacks to keep on hand and I love that Kroger keeps them pretty well stocked up. 

Trying to keep up with there endless eating, our pantry has become a bit of a mess!!! Snacks are everywhere and I am in so much need for organization. Plus, since they go through our snack collection like wild animals, sometimes I don't know what snacks we have or are out of. I needed a simple way to keep the snacks they love upfront and center so when I am packing their lunches in the morning and running low on time, I can just grab something fast.  

I found these open front bins at the store and knew it would be perfect to create a simple snack station to keep their snacks organized and available for them to grab after a long day at school.

To create our Simple Snack Station, I cleared out and cleaned up the lowest shelf in our pantry to make it easy for the boys, and myself, to grab and go. I stacked two bins on top of each other and side by side to create a row of bins. Then I just filled with some of our favorite snacks like NABISCO Multipacks and RITZ Bits Cracker Sandwiches.

For such a simple update, this has been a life saver! Packing lunches has been so much easier now that I have their snacks available front and center! Plus, I can now know when I am running low and need to make another trip to Kroger.

I love that I can also be prepared for our after school munchies. I like to have to them out and ready for when they walk through the front door. When their bellies are full, we can start on our homework or get ready for practice. It makes it so much easier when they are not starving and about to be in meltdown mode. 

How do you keep your kids snacks organized? I'd love to see how you incorporate your simple snack station.


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