During the winter I had some sort of super-human/super wife power that overcame me and I was able to somehow get up each morning at 5:15 for the gym, come home, cook breakfast for Husband, pack lunch for myself and husband, get ready for work, make my own breakfast, start a load of laundry, and make it to work by 8:00am.

Whatever wave of awesomeness that turned me into such a go-getter has since passed. Poor Geoff has been left to fend for himself come breakfast and lunch (although I do buy everything necessary for these meals when I grocery shop). However, with our hectic schedules and early-morning agendas, food often is not a priority (showering generally wins).

Hence I invented: The Snack Basket.

I started last week. I went to Wal-mart and got some of Geoff's favorite snack items (crackers, almond bars, beef jerky, fruit, cheese sticks, Italian bread, etc...). When I got home, I broke everything open and divided it into ziplock baggies and put everything in a basket (well, the refrigerated stuff is in the fridge).

When Geoff got home from work that night I introduced him to the snack basket. A basket full of single-serving snacks that he could just grab-and-go in the morning so he didn't get too hungry at class or at work.

Reasons The Snack Basket is my hero:

1) I don't have to get up at 5am everyday to make sure Geoff eats.

2) Geoff gets to choose what he wants that day - the variation is up to him!

3) Nothing goes bad because it's individually wrapped.

4) Everything lasts longer (a bag of chips dissappears pretty fast, 10 bags of chips last much longer).

5) We both just earned one more "Snooze" in the morning.

The secret is out. Make your own today!


  1. Eeeew.

    My snack basket has sugarfree jello.

    End of snack basket.

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  3. I choose not to pardon your bluntness. Of course Geoff can...but between school and work, I try to help him out as much as I can. Time is precious.

  4. I love it!!! My husband does get his food mainly from his parents leftovers tho... so I'm a bad wife and don't make much food for my hubby. He has more time mostly so he cooks and cleans. I have a super hubby! BUT! That's a great idea for me! Thanks Amanda... that IS Snack-tastic!

  5. Oh yeah. And popcorn. With spray butter!!!