I have a little thing for containers….I heart them very much. 🙂
I use these spice containers to carry lunch and snacks while in the car!
I use these containers to carry our food to the zoo or beach….
I have 4 of them!
I love using containers to store things in, to serve food in, to display things in…..they are just so fun!
So imagine my happiness when one day I was out shopping and came across this liitle magnetic spice holder! Except I had no plans to use it for spices….my mind was processing all sorts of things that I could hold in those little magnetc tins!
My idea was to use it as a snack station for my kids!!
I cleared a space in my fridge to store it and then started filling up each little container for my kids to eat the next day!
There are 9 containers total so each child gets 4 filled with snacks and then the last one I fill up with their vitamins to divide up between them!
What did they have in there the first day?
They each had a tin of organic baby carrots, organic kumquats, sunflower seeds, and some organic crackers and the last one had 2 vitamins it it (even though it looks empty!).
This worked great with my kids! They stopped asking me for snacks!! They just went to the fridge and choose their own! I felt good because I had a fruit, a veggie, a protein, and then a fun snack for them and they felt happy to be able to eat their choice!
Here are some other ideas to place in the tins:
orange sections, tangerine sections, small pieces of celery, apple slices, orgainc dry cereals, small crackers, nuts or seeds, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cucumber slices, green pepper slices, dried fruits, plum, apricots, and anything else your mind can imagine!!
My kids loved it!!!
What would you put in these little containers?
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