Grab n Go Snack Stations from Real Simple

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2011

One for the fridge. From

One for the pantry. From

I’ve seen this idea floating around on Pinterest…and it has inspired me to create a lunch box packing drawer! (More on that soon.)

This is perfect for grabbing and stuffing into lunchboxes, or for families who homeschool and need quick grab n go lunches too!

Smart organization!!!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Haylie Langwald August 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

That’s such a great idea!!


Christy @ Raising Knights August 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I’ve seen snack drawers and shelves before, but I like this idea better. We always have healthy snacks available, similar to what’s in the pictures, but my boys (and dh) will look in the fridge and cabinets and complain that there isn’t anything to eat. Maybe if I do this, it will help them and me. Thanks for sharing!


Miranda August 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I’ve done the pantry one for years, the fridge one for less than that but they never look that nice.


Not Yet A Mommy August 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

This is such a great idea. I don’t pack school lunches, yet, but I do take snacks and lunch to work every day and this would save me so much time! I might try it this weekend!


Heather August 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

That is such a good idea. Looks like i found myself a project!


Gail Becker August 19, 2011 at 4:14 am

Great way to get snacks together fast! My boys get their education at home & this would make snack time go much smoother!!!


Elaine September 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I like the idea but hate the throw away containers. Ziploc bags make me feel angry inside when used for school lunches, so much waste! I suppose if I invest in a few more reusable containers, I could set up something similar and not feel angry. ;)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

There are also washable fabric snack and sandwich bags too…search around on Etsy…there are tons of options :)



chelsea April 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

What a great idea! thanks for sharing! Do you happen to have an app? I feel the need to have all of these fabulous ideas at my fingertips! :)


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