Packing lunch the eco friendly way!
Good day everyone!! This post will not be as lengthy as some of my previous posts, however I wanted to share with you all about packing lunches for the boys.
As most of you know, I have four children. One in high school and three yes THREE in elementary school (two kindergartners). My teenager is in charge of her own lunches and thus I never get pictures of what she is eating! She eats well...just need to get her more on the veggie train, but i digress.
Anyhoo! The boys' lunches have become a bit of a production...even the teachers at school stand over them to see what they're eating everyday!! I receive lots of questions about where do I get containers and how I pack their lunches. Click the link below!
Now, you might say...$40 for a lunch box?!! I know, I know...that's what my husband said! hahah! BUT what I explained is that these are sustainable and reusable. We aren't throwing away bags everyday, not worrying about the plastic breaking down etc. These are durable stainless steel boxes that they will have for years! With the occasional sandwich bag for chips or crackers (which my hope is to increase my stash of reusable sandwich bags) we are contributing less waste to the environment.
Now again, you might say...that means I have to wash it everyday...well yes. BUT sometimes a quick rinse will do and then a heavy wash in the dishwasher over the weekend! I don't know the exact amount but we have cut down our costs of sandwich bags/plastic TREMENDOUSLY!
The container is the perfect size and fits most regular lunch bags. A note to consider is that the compartments are not completely sealed so you have to make sure your fruit is dry and that you don't put sauce directly into the container or it will leak.
Easy to open!! My boys have not had an issue opening them during lunch time. The twins even had the small three compartment box last year and never had a problem opening them.
In the instance that you want to pack a sauce I recommend these little containers. The tops are sealed and I have never had a spill (unless they did not put the top on all the way). if you pack oil as a sauce it MIGHT leak slightly but other than that no issues!
Below are a couple examples of lunches. I usually have a main dish picked and allow them to customize the fruit or "sides". Most of the time they just ask me to pack whatever I want! haha! Which sounds funny coming from two 5 year old boys and a 6 1/2 year old boy. The good thing is that they are not picky ;-)
This is from today's lunch. A good variety and just the right serving!
It's pumpkin season!! (pumpkin muffins pictured)
This is with the small containers and the lid for the lunch box still fits perfectly on top!
If you do decide to purchase let me know your thoughts!! We have really been satisfied with them :-)