Making Snacks Accessible in the Fridge

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If you’re going over budget on your grocery spending, it could be because you’re not taking everything into account when it comes to feeding your family.

Are you budgeting for snacks?

The kids get hungry and want snacks about 3:00 pm each day.

Here is how you can set up a snack drawer in your fridge.

This is what I do to make a snack area in the fridge accessible to my little kids who can not reach high.


I have a drawer that holds washed and ready to eat produce, juice boxes, yogurt, cheese sticks, apple sauce, fruit cups, etc. (The drawer above the snack drawer is for lunch meat, hot dogs, block and shredded cheese. The drawer below the snack drawer is where I keep the produce I cook with and stuff to make salads.)


Obviously it does not stay this organized all the time, and I am ok with that. It certainly gets messy and scattered. No matter what, they know where healthy snacks are in the fridge!

Super simple. Totally manageable. Love it!

Check out my post on  keeping fruit and veggie trays on hand to make healthy eating easy.

What do you do at your house to make healthy eating and snacks accessible for your little ones?

Wondering what kinds of snacks we keep in our fridge? Here is a list.


  1. wow! you have the most organized fridge ive seen. stacked with a lot of healthy and yummy goodies….

    Stopping by from SITS! Happy Saturday Sharefest!

  2. lostinaseaofblogs says:

    That's a great idea. I think I shall give that a try for my two. 🙂 Thanks! Stopping by from SITS.

  3. Please just know that everything in my life is not organized!

    Taking my life one drawer at a time. 🙂

  4. great idea! Can your kids open the fridge? my three year old cannot open ours yet.. I don’t know when he will be able to , but I love this! Come on over this week and link to my Tasty Tuesday party!

    1. Emily- all of my children can open the fridge. My youngest has been opening it since he was 1. My youngest is two now and he goes in gets his applesauce, grabs a spoon from the drawer or dishwasher and brings it to me to open.

      But you bring up a very valid point. 🙂

    1. Jill, do not be fooled. Every aspect of my house is not organized. I struggle any many areas, mostly because there are five little people and one big person who come behind me and throw a wrench in the gears. However, the snack drawer is appreciated by all in our home and used by all. Even though it does not stay ‘organized perfectly’, the kids know they can grab cheese sticks, juice boxes, yogurt, apple sauce, etc. from this drawer any day of the week. 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading!

  5. I don’t have little ones any more but I need this drawer for ME and my hubby . . . so we reach for the good stuff first! Great idea!!

  6. What a great idea! I thought about doing this with snacks that didn’t need to be refrigerated so I LOVE your idea…they would definitely know what their choices were! I would love if you would link up this project to our {{What I Made Wednesday Linky Party}}! Thanks!


    1. Briana- I tried to link up, but there is not a linky tool visible.

  7. Fabulous idea! I’m working on trying to get the kids to be more aware of healthier choices too. Definitely challenging at times! 🙂

  8. This is a great idea! I should do the same thing in the pantry, make their own shelf. Only thing is I think mine would snack all day long if I didn’t control it. I always make mine ask and I get it for them and they are 10,6 and 5 yrs old lol. Please stop by and link up to my party this weekend at

  9. Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party 🙂

    Btw, I also have a party called Market Your Biz & Giveaways every Tuesday. Please feel free to link up your etsy and giveaways 🙂

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