Back in March, I finally gave into the snack cart TikTok trend and got myself a utility-turned-snack cart. If you haven’t seen this snack cart trend yet, creators on TikTok are building snack carts, decorating them, then filling them with snacks ASMR style. You can check out my video below to take a look at my empty decorated snack cart!
So why a snack cart you may ask? Well other than just not being able to get enough of the video trend, I found myself stuck in my upstairs home office practically starving from skipping meals! I would get off of work in the afternoon, head downstairs to the kitchen, and inhale anything that I could eat immediately like chips, cookies, etc. That behavior has really wrecked my eating habits and self confidence so I was looking for ways I could give myself easy access to healthy foods and snacks when I can’t get away from my desk for a proper meal. Enter: my Sailor Moon Snack Cart.
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Build Your Snack Cart!
The cart itself can really be bought anywhere. Most folks go with this trusty IKEA utility cart or this cute cart from Target. I decided to go searching for a good deal so I hit up Amazon. You may not know that Amazon has a warehouse where they keep returned or slightly damaged products. If you’re ever curious about getting an item cheaper, just scroll down past the item description and click on the “New & Used” hyperlink. It’ll open options from Amazon Warehouse along with the item’s condition and it’s discounted price. I got my snack cart for just $28 – regularly $39.99. It was in good condition and had some wear on the inside. I was completely fine with that and was also happy to save a few dollars! Get it here!
Now there’s tons of ways to decorate your new snack cart. You can paint it, draw on it, or deck it out with stickers like I did. I decided to go with a Sailor Moon theme! Most of my stickers came from MindSpeaks on Etsy and a few of the larger decals came from A Geek Girl’s Tees. Both shops are on a break right now so here are some other shops to check our for all of your sticker and decal needs:
- Sailor Moon Sticker Sheet by TheLuckyBunnyStore
- Fruits Basket Top Ramen by DriptoStick
- Kawaii Vending Machine Snacks from AmethystRoseCorner
- Studio Ghibli Snacks from celfstudio
- Spooky Snack Pack by MySweetPaperCard
- Aesthetic Snacks by tinazpanda
Bins and Baskets
I currently do not have any organizers for my snack cart but I could really used them! As you look for the right organizers for your cart, make sure to keep measurements in mind! Below this list, I included some accessories that may be needed for some of the hanging baskets. Here’s a few bins and baskets that I have been eyeballing:
- Small Canvas Baskets with Handles (Gray)
- Small Canvas Baskets with Handles (Black)
- Cotton Rope Storage Basket
- Clear Food Packet Organizer
- Clear Divided Snack Bar Organizer
- IKEA Hanging Containers
- Mini Hanging Storage Bags
Still haven’t found the right organizers for your snacks and snack lifestyle? No worries! Here are some unconventional organizing accessories for your cart:
Now Fill Your Cart with Healthy-ish Snacks!
So the purpose of my snack cart was to keep healthy snacks nearby for easy and simple eating, especially when I find myself stuck in a two hour meeting during lunch time. I took to the internet (and TikTok) to find the best pre-packaged snacks to add to my snack cart. My focus was high protein but I also added some low calorie salty snacks as I tend to gravitate towards salty instead of sweet. Obviously, non-processed snacks would be best, but some people don’t always have access to fresh fruits or a mini fridge! So take some of these suggestions and try to pair them with some non-processed options like apples and oranges.
- RX Protein Bars (PB Chocolate is my favorite!)
- RX Nut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter
- SmartPop! Butter Microwave Popcorn
- Popchips Variety Pack
- Roasted Edamame Beans (Sea Salt)
- Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Cheese Puffs
- Peanut Butter To Go Cups (for those apples!)
See the Sailor Moon Snack Cart in Action!
I hope you enjoyed this fun snack cart “tutorial!” Please let me know if you have any recommendations for snacks or carts! If you have any questions in the comments below! What kind of lists would you like to see next?
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