Make ahead Healthy Snack Bins

Make ahead Healthy Snack Bins – for kids or adults

I’m on a mission to be super organized this fall.  I try to stock my freezer with healthy freezer meals and now I’m moving onto snacks.  

If you go shopping with your kids,  let them pick out their favorite healthy-ish snacks.  You can even take them shopping for their own “snack bins” to help personalize it a little more. 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…at least for now. 🙂

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. My picky 9 year old-year even picked a snack of Greek Yogurt last night, which is a huge win because she’s going through a picky stage right now. (ok, it’s been for her entire life.)

Here’s what’s can be found in the bin for the fridge:

  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cuties oranges
  • Cheddar cheese sticks
  • Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Drinkable Greek Yogurt
  • Mini Carrots
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Applesauce Pouches (my kids like them cold)
  • Sargento Balanced Breaks
  • Pickles
  • Olives
  • Hummus Cups
  • Guacamole Cups
  • Pre-boiled and peeled hard boiled eggs

Here’s what can be found in our bin for the pantry:

  • Clif bars
  • Goldfish
  • Daily Sunshine
  • Granola bars
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Raisins
  • Dried Apricots
  • Beef Jerky
  • Beachbars
  • Cashews
  • Almonds

More healthy snack ideas:

  • Baby peppers
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Ranch dressing for dipping
  • Graham crackers
  • Trail mix