We’ve got a gaggle of snackers in our homes, so cool snack containers for kids are an absolute must. They’re a far more eco-friendly choice over plastic bags, which as we all know by now not only saves waste but plenty of money over the long run.
Plus, we’ve found that packing our own snacks before we head out actually forces us to make healthier choices for the kids when we’re on the go. Let’s admit it–rest stops and c-stores can be filled with some less ideal temptations when you’re already starving.
We’ve rounded-up seven of our own favorite reusable snack containers that are perfect for hitting the road with the kids–and the healthy snack of your choice. Because as parents we have known for a good long time now, there are plenty of choices for super easy, no-fuss snacks, with protein, to last kids longer. We imagine a lot of busy families will be grateful that their jobs are made a little easier with extra nutrients in a food staple their kids already love.
So whatever you choose for snack time or quick kid meals on the go, we’re hoping these snack containers for kids will be a huge help.
OXO snack cups
If you’ve got little snackers, the OXO snack cups, including the flip top snack cup here is the perfect size for growing hands to get in there themselves, then snap it closed when done. Or so parents can hope. Plus, we love that it fits in a car cup holder for easy access on the road.
Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags
We love zippable fabric snack bags like the ones at Itzy Ritzy, which you can pop right in a lunchbox or backpack, then wash the bags easily if they start to get grimy. It’s great that they come in a whole range of sizes too, since not all snacks are created equal. In size.
Lunchbots Reusable Stainless Containers
We’ve been big fans of Lunchbots since we first discovered them ages ago, and since then, they’ve added a bunch of new designs to make snacktime even more flexible. In particular, we’re digging the new round containers that are completely leak proof so that you can pack dry snacks, wet snacks, even actual to-go meals.
Lunchskins reusable snack bags
If you’ve yet to make the transition from plastic bags to reusable snack bags (you can do it!) Lunchskins are a great way to start. They have a sort of plastic-bag like feel, and close easily with velcro. And we love that the were invented by three smart moms and became so popular, you can even get a version of them in Target now.
Boon Snack Ball
We’re big fans of Boon’s clean, modern, well-designed products so it’s no surprise the snack ball caught our eye back when it first came out. We like that the top slides rather than pops up; though keep in mind it’s pretty small. Definitely a wiser choice for older babies and toddlers who might just need a small snack–and the entertainment that comes with doing it themselves.
skip*hop Bento Mealtime Kit
If you like to travel Bento style, the small cube boxes from skip*hop have become a staple in our travel snack arsenal. They can actually click all together and store in an insulated bag that pops easily in your own diaper bag or tote. But we love the little containers on their own for snacks around the house or even just popping a container or two into a lunchbox.
Takenaka Bento Boxes
You can never go wrong with a stash of great Bento Boxes at home which you can use when your kids’ snack tastes evolve from sandwiches to sushi. We’re loving the Takenaka bentos which give you an extra bang for your buck, since we actually use them ourselves for our own snacks too. Also, we’re suckers for pretty colors. Can you blame us?