Check out this drawer above!!!! What a mess! This is what my cheese and lunch meat section looks like typically. Yeah it really needs some help. I love string cheese, and typically it gets lost in a drawer like this. On top of that a brand that I like does not come in individual packaging so I have to put it in this drawer in a baggie. That definitely does not make it an easy snack to grab and go.
Recently I got to try out the Sargento Fridge Packs (pictured in the very top picture). These are so convenient. They make it easier to store my cheese snacks. Having them right out in the open makes it so much easier for me to just grab one and go. I have found I snack on these so much more having them in the fridge packs. I even noticed my children grabbing these a lot more having them right out in front. Plus it looks so much neater. Now I wish all my items came in handy fridge packs!
Sargento wants us all to do a bit of spring cleaning....by not only cleaning out our home, but by cleaning out our fridge and cleaning out unhealthy snacks! I know I really need to and find that the Sargento Fridge Packs are a great way to help!
Here are some other tips Sargento recommends:
Refresh your snacking habits. The annual spring cleaning ritual can also pertain to your snacking habits. While you’re spring cleaning your kitchen this year, transform your snacking routine, too. Keep healthy choices front and center to make smart snacking a cinch. Fill a bowl with fresh whole fruit and set it on the counter, keep whole grain crackers and rolls in your desk or purse, and place a Sargento Fridge Pack in an easy-to-reach place in your fridge.
Pack portable snacks. When the clock strikes 3:00 p.m., we know you’re looking for a snack to tide you over. Take food with you to munch on when you’re at work or on the road to prevent unexpected trips to the vending machine or drive through.
Turn over a new snacking leaf. Chips, cookies and candy can often wreak havoc on our diets. Stock up on nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, eggs and cheese to obtain that necessary boost in energy.
Pay attention to portions. American portion sizes continue to increase everywhere we go and, consequently, so do our waistlines. Healthy snacks should fit into your calorie budget, not be additions that you don’t account for. Aim for 100 to 200 calories per snack, and count snack calories as part of your daily energy allowance to avoid this common mistake.
Protein + fiber = The best snacks. We know it can be a challenge to find satisfying snacks that are both nutritious and pack a punch of flavor. Try pairing foods with protein, such as eggs, cheese and nuts, with fiber-filled fare, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Foods rich in protein and fiber help you to feel fuller for longer, and they pack other vital nutrients to support good health.
Sargento Fridge Packs really make me think about eating more healthy and keeping easy healthy snacks available! Sargento Fridge Packs are found in the refrigerated cheese section of major grocery retailers for a suggested retail price of $6.99 for 18 snacks.
For information on Sargento products, please visit http://www.sargento.com/.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sargento and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. These are my personal opinions.