Are you looking for a clever pantry solution for small kitchens? If so, this Snack Holder Kitchen Storage Idea is genius and takes up no additional kitchen space. Get inspired to organize your child’s snacks, like SENSIBLE PORTIONS® Garden Veggie Straws, with this clever snack organizer.
This post has been sponsored by SENSIBLE PORTIONS® Garden Veggie Straws . All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When we moved to our new farmhouse, we were smitten with the open floor plan of the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was light, bright, and modern, which was much-appreciated feature. My only wish list item that was missing from this house was a pantry.
My home is perfect for us but lacks a pantry, which is really tough when you are A. a food blogger and B. a mom to 3 active and super hungry kiddos.
So, with every good sale and grocery shopping trip I made, my beautiful bar cart collected more and more boxes. Honestly, I can’t hardly even see where it begins and ends because we have so much product packaging around it.
Most recently, my husband agreed that enough was enough. Since buying fewer snacks wasn’t in the cards, we decided to go with a super easy “pinspired” snack organization system.
Inexpensive Snack Holder Solution
In our old home, we used a shelf system for spices on the inside of our basement door. We wanted something that was fool-proof for the kids and Jared to pull snacks from. So, we purchased a VERY inexpensive mesh shoe/snack organizer which installs in less than a minute.
We needed no tools, no fancy screws, and really not much of anything to install this snack organizer. Ours has 4 slots across and 6 down for almost one week of snacks.
Favorite Snack for our Pantry Solution
Now that I have a place to keep my kids’ daily snacks, I can buy value packs of chips and snacks without having to clutter my kitchen. My bar cart will rejoice, and I might even be able to decorate it soon for the holidays—YAY!
We all love Sensible Portions® Garden Veggie Straws and I was buying the larger bags, but my kids never seal them correctly so they would go stale! I didn’t realize Walmart sold them in convenient 12 packs—whoohoo!
You can find these in the multi-pack chip aisle at your local Walmart. We love shopping at Walmart for pretty much everything because I can always count on them to have the best prices.
These perfectly portioned snack-sized bags are perfect for our little lunchboxes and provide my kids with a more wholesome, crunchy snack option.
I love how each pack is only 100 calories (gluten-free and no artificial flavors or preservatives), and they are also non-GMO—score! It is no wonder they are the #1 brand of veggies straws in the country!
How to Organize Your Snack Storage
For this simple storage solution, I made it so my oldest daughter’s slot was first, and then my middle child, and then my son. You could label your spots by date or child to make it easier, but our system works for us.
Since our children get two snack periods and lunch, I like to provide them with 2 snacks, a crunchy snack for their sandwiches (like Sensible Portions® Garden Veggie Straws), and a fresh piece of fruit.
Typically, the only possibly perishable thing in their lunch box is the fruit and maybe the sandwich. You could totally add a PB&J sandwich to the next day’s slot if you wanted.
This system allows our kids to be independent and fill their lunchboxes with their snacks. When school is out, you can also fill it with the total day’s snacks as well (non-perishable).
Do you like this system? We found it very helpful, and it alleviated the snack boxes and bags from cluttering the bar cart and floor.
Monica Parlee says
I am absolutely in love with snack system! Our kitchen is quite small and space is at a premium, but this is genius. Will definitely be putting this in our kitchen on the weekend.
Plus, not only do our kids live the Garden Veggie Straws, my hubby and I like them in our lunches too!
Tara Pittman says
We love these snacks. I love the way you store the snacks.
Brianne Tursi Manz says
How cool is this snack holder? Hanging this over the door….GENIUS! Perfect for places like small apartments.
Amy, That is one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve seen for busy families with kids. I wish I had thought of something like that when my 4 kids were little all in diapers at the same time.
Celebrate Woman Today says
I love this creative storage idea. Wish it were available when I needed it!
This is a space saver for sure. It is such a good idea!
Love this snack holder storage idea. It’s awesome! And I should definitely try these Garden Veggie snacks. No artificial flavors – it’s for me!
Ruth I says
It’s a terrific space saving solution. I wonder how many moms jumped happily after having this. There should be no reason missing this beauty!
That looks like a great snack for my kids! Love the storage idea!
I used to use something like this as my shoe holder. I never thought to use it as a snack holder too. Love this idea!
Krystel | Frugal Living says
Veggie Straws are definitely super tasty. I haven’t had them in awhile. This is a great idea