Have you ever went grocery shopping and two days later you find out that your kids have eaten a weeks worth of snacks in 48 hours? With 5 teenagers in the house, my food bill is quite costly but I realized it was my teens out of control more so than my spending.
My kids would pour a bowl of their favorite snacks and eat until they were full or the box was completely gone. Not only would all of the food be gone, but so would my money. I thought buying in bulk was better, but that just allowed them to eat more faster. I had to do something to get their eating under control as well as my grocery bill.
I decided to make a snack box and bag up portions according to the serving size on the package of the products. I have to admit some of the serving sizes were quite small when I actually read the packaging. Nonetheless I grabbed my handy kitchen scale (read the review here) , some plastic bags and got to bagging. Now the kids can just grab a bag or two and be on their way. It makes lunch prep a breeze, and it has allowed me to regain control of their eating habits and my grocery bill.