Mum buys £2 boxes from Asda & fills them with treats to last a week to stop her kids endlessly snacking in lockdown

A MUM has shared the nifty way she stops her kids snacking all time using some £2 boxes from Asda.

With the kids now home everyday in the lockdown, the mum-of-three wanted to limit the amount of junk food they were eating. 

So she bought some boxes from the supermarket, which cost just £2 each, and filled them with their snacks for the whole week. 

Healthy food, such as fruit, is readily available for the 12, 10 and six-year-old, but if they want a sweet treat they have to do chores – and once the box is empty that’s it. 

She shared her genius idea to Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, showing three boxes filled with an assortment of goodies including Milkybar pots and Dairylea Dunkers. 

She said: “Decided to do snack boxes for the kids as during the lockdown the haven't stopped eating empty the fridge every couple days…

During the lockdown the haven't stopped eating

“This is week of treats 12yr 10yr 6yrs been doing this for a few weeks it going well they can snack on fruit as much as they like but chores for the treats…

“Picked up the boxes from asda £2.00 each.

“Thought I would add this my eldest has autism so he eats corned beef, not sweets it his taste. [sic]”

More than 3,000 people have liked her idea, as mums said they might copy it while adults admitted they wanted their own snack box.

Commenting online one person said: “Aw man I could sit and eat a box a night. Sod the kids! Lol.”

Another wrote: “Fantastic idea mine eat so much in snacks especially in the hot weather with light meals.”

A third thought: “I might have to start this for my 3 year old he is forever sneaking into the fridge lately stealing snacks and drinks.”

While someone else added: “I need one of these for myself. I'm 32.”

And another person raved: "Great idea well done."

Meanwhile a mum creates a simple ‘treat plate’ to get her ‘fussy eater’ son to try new food – and you can grab one from B&M for £6.

Plus this mum buys a vending machine, fills it with snacks & says it’s the best way to get kids doing their pocket money chores.

And this woman shared the ‘right’ way to close a crisp packet and it’s blowing people’s minds.

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