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How To Create The Perfect Snack Station

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With the warmer weather often comes busier schedules. Spring sports and outdoor excursions are now added to the routine of an already busy day. With busier schedules, it can be hard to plan out every meal. This is where a snack station comes in handy! Make mornings less stressful by creating the perfect snack station for any family with a packed calendar. 

Designate a Space for Snacks

The first step to creating the perfect snack station is to find space in your pantry and fridge for the items you typically grab as you go out the door. Separate a section in your fridge to store snacks that need refrigeration by placing them in clear, labeled containers. For snacks that do not need to be refrigerated, designate a shelf or drawer in your pantry. Closet & Storage Concepts offers many different customizable pantry storage solutions that can help organize all your snacks! Further organize your snack sections by labeling the storage bins within the designated space. This will allow your children to properly find what they’re looking for when it’s time for a quick snack! 

Customizable Pantry for the Perfect Snack Station

Meal Prep

Though many people think of meal prepping for lunch and dinner, they often forget that snacks can be meal prepped too! Throw some carrots in a Ziploc bag in your fridge the night before a soccer game or store pretzels in plastic containers in your pantry drawer. By prepping snacks the night before, you can save time in the morning. Grab your children’s prepared snacks and head out the door! 

Add a Variety of Snacks

One of the many challenges of being a parent is getting your children to choose the healthier option when it comes to what they want to eat. Incorporating some healthier food options in your snack station alongside less healthy options can be a good way to encourage your child to get their proper nutrients. Nuts, dried fruit, and crackers are a few healthy options that can be stored in a pantry snack station. By storing a variety of healthy foods intermittently throughout the snack station, your child may be more likely to choose a healthy option.

Store Snacks in Clear Containers

Another idea to create the perfect snack station is to store snacks in clear containers. By storing the snacks in clear plastic containers in both your fridge and your pantry, you can clearly see what snacks you have without having to look inside each box. Pretzels, chips, and granola bars are a few of the many items that can be labeled and stored in clear containers. This makes leaving the house in the morning easier and helps when making weekly grocery shopping lists, as you can clearly see which snacks you’re almost out of. 

Take Inventory!

The final step in creating the perfect snack station is taking inventory of which snacks have been eaten at the end of each week. This will help make grocery shopping easier since you can see what your children tend to gravitate towards. This way, when it’s time to go to the grocery store, you know what you need to buy more of and what you can skip that week. 

If you’re looking around your kitchen and don’t know where to start, our team at Closet & Storage Concepts is here to help. Call your local experts to create the perfect snack station that works for the whole family! Schedule a free, in-home consultation today!

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