School’s in session and that means the daily ritual of filling the lunchbox is in full swing. Now might be the perfect time to reevaluate not only what you’re packing but what you’re packing it in.
Did You Know?
Over 20 million sandwich baggies are sent to our landfills every year, and each one takes between 500 to 1,000 years to break down
Americans throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles per day
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to find eco-friendly lunchbox alternatives that are safe for our kids and our planet.
Step 1 – Use BPA free, non-toxic containers and reusable baggies to fill their lunchbox with goodies they’re sure to love
Make this the year you stop throwing away all those plastic baggies. Invest just once in reusable products and save yourself money and guilt for years to come. Try getting a set for every member of the family and have fun packing your lunches together. Make sure you’re getting dishwasher safe products to make clean up easy and effective.
Metal lunchbox inserts
Fabric sandwich and snack baggies
Silicone food pouches
Step 2 – Mix it up! Start with deconstructing the sandwich
Sandwiches are OK in a pinch, but why not try putting something a little different in their lunch box this year? Pare the sandwich down to its essential elements and roll, wrap or chop them up in style! Mix and match foods to create fun shapes and combos that’ll have them emptying their lunchboxes in record time.
Crackers and cheese
Apple slices and peanut butter
Veggies and dips
Laughing Cow cheese
Fun fruit shapes using cookie cutters
Frozen bananas sliced and sandwiched with peanut or almond butter
French toast points/mini pancakes with fresh berries
Step 3 – Drink Fix. Smart solutions to the water bottle crisis
Be the first cool parent to make the switch to eco-friendly reusable water bottles. It’s the easiest and most practical way to show kids how much you care about the planet and their future. With so many varieties to choose from, let everyone in your family pick out the one that reflects their unique personality.
Stainless steel water bottle
Collapsible water bottle
Fruit infuser water bottles
Do you have a unique solution to lunchbox burnout? Let us know how you mix it up in the comment section below.