Make Healthy Snacks An Easy Choice

It’s summer, summer, summertime! And in my house that means it’s every time I turn around it is snack time! 

You know the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind?” That only holds true with healthy snacks. It doesn’t matter how many healthy snacks I fill this house with, if the kids don’t see the healthy snacks first they automatically think snack time is for treats. To stop the crazy requests for junk, I carved out a special place in our fridge dedicated to help-yourself snacks. 

Organized Snack Drawer
Instead of the daily request for a snack followed by my usual response, “What do you want?” My new answer to “Can we have a snack?” is, “Help yourself!”

Healthy Snacks For Kids
Filled with healthy snacks, the snack drawer is open for business anytime snack time arrises. (Although preferably not 10 minutes before dinner!)  

The key to our snack drawer is ready-to-go snacks. Pre-washed grapes are perfect for grazing and single servings of Yoplait yogurt and applesauce make it easy for my girls to grab their favorites and snack happily.

Another important part of snack drawer success, including healthy snacks your kids love. Let’s face it, if kids don’t like healthy options — they won’t eat them. So I stuck with favorites like cheese sticks, Yoplait Greek Yogurt (coconut is my girls’ favorite flavor) and even juice boxes. 

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Snack
But filling the snack drawer with healthy snacks you know your kids will eat doesn’t mean that introducing a new snack into the mix isn’t a good idea. The snack drawer can be a great place for kids to discover a new snack treat because there is something exciting about trying something new without mom and dad requiring it. For example, next week I think I am going to add pre-sliced pepper sticks and ranch to the snack drawer.

Don’t have a built-in drawer? No problem get a clear plastic refrigerator bin for easy organizing. 

That’s one less mom issue I have to deal with this summer! What will you stock in your family’s snack drawer?

And a Yoplait Yogurt Snack Idea in the freezer — Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries!

Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.