Welcome to our pantry!!
Just like our master bathroom, when I toured this house and saw this pantry and its cool swing out doors, I knew it was a pantry I wanted to move into.
I’m partnering with Nourish Snacks today to share a few hacks that keep our pantry organized. Nourish Snacks were created by the famous Joy Bauer, MS, RDN. They are real food snacks packaged in perfect portions so you don’t walk away from your pantry with half your daily needs in trail mix. Each package has less than 200 calories, an emphasis on protein, fiber and antioxidants, and has no artificial anything. They are also all GMO, gluten and dairy free if those fit your needs!
The small packages make them great additions to lunchboxes for all ages, purses and desk drawers. I’ve tried most of the flavors now, and can honestly say they are freakin’ delicious!!
Here are my favorite flavors:
Coco’nilla Crunch is little granola BALLS!! Don’t balls make granola so much more fun? The flavor reminds me of Rice Krispie Treats cereal I used to eat as a kid.
Mr. Popular is half popped corn kernels. The texture is amazing, and these are like a combo of popcorn and a crunchy nut. There’s also a Mrs. version with chocolate : )
Honey Bee Good are honey roasted chickpeas. Delicious and protein heavy!
Mocha-mazing is cocoa almonds and mocha granola bits. The flavor is great.
Here are my pantry hacks that make simple snacking or packing a lunchbox easy as can be when your pantry feels organized!
1. Find storage containers that fit on your shelves. The first of my pantry hacks in having some great storage boxes to contain small packages like Nourish. My mom recently gave me some of my grandmother’s vintage cheese boxes, and they happen to fit perfectly on the shelves of our pantry doors.
How cute do the Nourish packages look all lined up in a row?! I also use these for applesauce, raisins and other little things.
2. Label. I found these great chalkboard labels on Amazon and have filled my pantry with them. They are wipeable and re-stickable (for a certain number of times).
3. Decant. As often as I can I remove food from original packaging and store in air-tight containers. This means the pantry looks neater and food stays fresh. Jars are my container of choice for most of our dry goods like beans and nuts, and I have a few bigger plastic containers for bulkier goods – like pretzels (and a lone cracker that snuck in there!)
4. Turn tables. These turn tables have followed us from house to house and have worked in all kinds of pantries. They are ideal for tall bottles like oils, vinegars and sauces. Nothing gets lost in the back!
5. Reduce. The key to good organization is minimalism, so I am actually not a huge bulk store shopper because I don’t have room to store that much! We have a few lower shelves for overflow boxes of toddler pouches and cereal, but for the most part we don’t buy more until we’re running low on something. And this forces us to eat the snacks we have on hand! (Maybe if you’re a family of 7 you’d have different advice : ) )
Nourish Snacks passed on a coupon code for you guys to get 10% off if you’re interested in ordering some! They have a bunch of cool sampler collections (kids, chocolate lovers, college, all the flavors) or you can order them a la carte. Use the code KATH10 for 10% off through the end of the month.
Thanks to Nourish Snacks for sponsoring this post