Here are a couple that we have packed so far- a quickie bento Kyra made for Ian with an octopus hot dog, organic baby spinach and cheese, pretzels and organic blueberries and some leftovers she packed for her lunch- general tso's flavored chicken foil packet she grilled, potatoes and onions and some fresh buttered bread.
We were fortunate enough to receive a set from EasyLunchBoxes to review.
The set included 4 - 3 compartment containers with tight fitting lids and I could go on and on about the safety ratings, but you can read about it here and save me the time.
The deal is- you can feel good about packing meals for yourself or your family in the containers - they are sturdy, dishwasher, freezer, fridge and microwave safe and if you have a miss (or mr) picky you can be sure the foods won't touch each other.
In our world that is important. I also know it is very very important to my sisters-in-law and friends with autistic children who have meltdowns of epic proportions- I am not claiming to have the medical info, but I am saying I know in our life, things like textures and things touching each other are major to the kids I know, and having tight fitting lids knowing something won't accidentally move when being transported matters.
Sure, the lunches could be packed in separate containers but if your house is like mine, finding several different sized lids to fit several different sized containers is kind of like trying to match up every single pair of socks in the house. Just isn't going to happen.
Some of the things we love... the price- getting the 4 containers and the bag was less than I've paid for many a lunchbox or bag that came with nothing else. There is a variety of colors- something for everyone, really.
You can fit 3 of the containers in the bag so if Kyra and I want to take Ian for a picnic we're all set.
The girls take lunch or dinner to work depending on the shift and this makes it easy to take leftovers they can reheat in the microwave.
No baggies to toss out and fill the landfills with. It's unreal the amount of trash generated in a school cafeteria in one day.
If you need inspiration you can click here for pics and descriptions of various lunches others have packed.
You can go as simple as a sandwich, some veggie sticks and a few nuts to sushi and some muffins to... well, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. These are also awesome containers for making bento.
They are really good for portion control as well, if that's an issue.
You can save a ton of money by packing your lunches instead of buying them.
It really is a time saver in the morning (or night before- especially if you are taking leftovers, just stick in fridge til you are ready to leave) just fill the compartments, put on one lid, toss in an icepack and go.
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