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A Fun and Simple Food Gift

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One of my coworkers was munching on a ziploc bag full of goldfish the other day, which led to a conversation about how it has been forever since I ate goldfish. (It also made me think of C.J. from the West Wing.) It turns out that his partner was going away for two weeks and filled a giant bowl with grab and go snack foods before leaving! What a great idea! Check out our simple food gift ideas below.

This would be a fantastic gift for a parent returning to work after parental leave, a couple who just had a child, someone who is lazy like me, a parent whose partner is going to be away for work for awhile, a cute thing to do for your significant other, someone who just had surgery, a student going into exams, or pretty much anyone, really.

Snack Bag Ideas

You can get those little snack size Ziploc bags as a starting point, if you want. Even better, incorporate some reusable snack bags into your gift. Here are some ideas we really like:

Bumkins Snack Bags, Reusable, Washable, Food Safe, BPA Free, 2-Pack – Crocodiles & Turtles

Reusable Snack Bags

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These are a better alternative than ziplock bags that you toss out after a use. Just simple wash them, dry them, and reuse them! They come in fun patterns too.

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Reusable Sandwhich & Snack Bags

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This is another great alternative! They are the perfect size for sandwiches or snacks. Toss them into the washer when they need to be cleaned.

BlueAvocado-XO(ECO) 2-Pack Reusable Zip Lunch Bag

Reusable Zip Lunch Bag

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Another great option, clear so you can see exactly what’s in them.

Bowl & Storage Ideas

Anyway!  Once you have sorted out what you will use for baggies, think about what you will use for a bowl. You might want to stick with a regular grocery bag or a large ziploc bag. Perhaps find a colorful plastic summer bowl or salad bowl from the dollar store, or online.

Set of 3 - 80 Oz. Oval Plastic Luau Serving Bowls, Party Snack or Salad Bowl, Assorted Colors

Colorful Bowls

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This is a cute set that would work for filling with treats to leave out to grab quickly.

Mivvosakuki Double Cereal Dispenser Countertop Large Cereal Containers Storage Dispenser For Pantry Dry Food Dispenser Countertop Rice Candy Dispenser Machine For Snack,Nuts, Granola(White,2PC)


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This are a great option for things like trail mix, cereal, fishies, and more.

MR.SIGA 2 Pack Airtight Cereal Dispenser Set, Cereal Containers Storage Dispenser, BPA Free, 1.3 L / 1.37qt, Medium, White

Airtight Dispensers

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These are great for loose snacks! Easy to pour and they keep things fresh.

Time for Snacks!

Dietitians will tell you that snacks should have protein, fat and carbs, in that order of quantity.  Now, not all of these suggestions are going to have those, so hopefully Jessica doesn’t shake her head at me! Portion some of these suggestions into “grab and go” baggies and you’re done!

  • Fruit Cups
  • Craisins and Dried Apricots
  • Trail Mix
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Applesauce Cups
  • Protein Balls
  • Goldfish
  • Granola Bars
  • Clif Bars
  • Raisins
  • Dried Figs
  • Mints
  • Small Handful of Candy
  • Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

If you are willing to go the extra mile, make some refrigerateable (spell check says that’s not a word, pfft) snacks, as well.

  • Diced Fruit
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Sliced Peppers
  • Berries
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Baby Carrots
  • Veggies & Hummus
  • Homemade Fruit Snacks
  • Celery filled with Peanut Butter

What are your favorite snack foods? Would you like this simple food gift idea?

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