Some products provided for review purposes, and some products I purchased on my own. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.
Yesterday on Facebook I saw the first batch of students heading back into the classroom. Next week I’ll see another crop get started. The week after that my own girls will be back to school, and then within 2 weeks after they start, pretty much every kid in America will be back in the classroom.
Back-to-school time is upon us. You can run but you can’t hide! So we might as well get prepared.
My girls bring their lunches to school with them. Today I want to highlight the products we like to use when putting their meals together. I prefer to use reusable containers as much as possible, and I also seek out products that are phlatalete free and of course BPA free.
First up, let’s check out the lunch box. Last year I bought my oldest a lunch box from Honest Company (check out my Honest Company lunch box review here). We were pleased with how it held up, so I got one for my youngest this year, too.
I like how easy it is to wipe down (but don’t put it in the washing machine or the graphics on the front will peel off. I know from first-hand experience!). The inside of the lunch box will also come out for easy washing or wiping down, too. They have a few different patterns, and they just came out with new looks, too!
For food that needs to stay warm or cool, I love these Stainless Steel Food Jars from One Step Ahead. They will keep things like spaghetti o’s nice and hot for you or if your little one likes yogurt, this is the container to put it in and it will keep until lunch time. They hold a generous amount of food and they are dishwasher safe.
For smaller snack items (fruit and veggies, crackers, etc.) I really like these snack keepers, also from One Step Ahead. My absolute favorite thing about them is that the lid stays connected to the bottom so you never lose it! These are also dishwasher safe on the top rack, but I would suggest hand washing them if you want to preserve the graphics on top. When you kid starts to age out of the cutesy designs, definitely start using the dishwasher or just put a different sticker on top! 🙂
Finally, for drinks, we are asked to only send water or milk with our kids to school, so water it is! We’ve been using these reusable water bottles for kids, which come in a pack of 5, and are designed to get you through an entire school week with different bottles. They have held up GREAT, and this particular set is currently under $12 on Amazon, which is an awesome deal for 5 water bottles! :=)
So those are the primary items we will be using each day for packing lunches. Do you have any resuable items that you adore? I’d love to hear about them!