Snack baggies

The┬álatest tool in my snacking arsenal is probably one most other families are already familiar with: snack-sized plastic baggies. I’ve had a box of these (that I bought by accident) sitting in my cupboard for quite a while. Usually, I use the larger sandwich-sized bags. Why? Well, I guess because I like to pack more snack than is necessary just in case.

But I’ve recently begun to realize that a little more portion control might be a very good thing for my family. I love the size of these snack bags. They keep me in check and my kids are much less likely to overeat at snack time. It’s beautiful.

Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

4 thoughts on “Snack baggies”

  1. I realize that you already have these in your cupboard, but would like to encourage you to try to use re-usable items as much as possible. I started making sandwich and snack bags for my kids school lunches this year and they are terrific – not to mention less packaging to go in the garbage every day. There are lots of options for purchasing online, or they are easy to make yourself using oilcloth or vinyl coated fabrics with a bit of velcro along the top edge.
    Thanks for the tips, keep them coming!!

  2. I have to echo Mrs Angrypants’ comment. I am trying to reduce the amount of disposable items in my household. I’ve got storage containers that are snack-specific so that they don’t end up being used for leftovers.

    I work at an education centre and we ask students to take any litter from their lunch back home with them. It’s a good way to remind parents the importance of packing a litterless lunch!

    Plus, too often I just toss things into my backpack for that day’s adventures and storage containers keep things intact. No squished snacks!

  3. Could the green crowd get a grip? Conservation efforts would be so much further ahead, and Republicans so much further behind, if the hippies would just stop being as absurd as some of these comments. I like to recycle/reuse as much as the next girl, but there’s a time and a place for plastic bags. What about the water and energy you’re using when you wash your re-usable containers? Have you actually studied how this compares to the resources involved in producing plastic bags? And really, if you’re on a 15-hour car ride, do you want a giant bag of tupperware along with you? Maybe you do, but some of us have actual problems to deal with.
    I like the snack bags.

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