Are there any chores that you really dread?
Daily tasks that you CAN. NOT. STAND…repeating day after day after day.
Packing lunches used to be that chore for me.
Well, that, and laundry. I pretty much can’t stand putting away laundry, either.
I’m not sure what it was about packing lunches. Probably that it HAD to be done, and I was always struggling to come up ideas for what to send with the kiddos as well as fighting with my storage containers to find the right sizes. It felt like I could never find the size I needed and would often resort to using plastic wrap or plastic baggies, which are not a very environmentally friendly solution.
But this year I discovered a new way of packing lunches that makes the whole process so much simpler. Rubbermaid LunchBlox. They take the guess work out of this nightly task because the different little containers and sections in the kits make an easy job out of lunch packing.
I seriously love them!! This post is a little outside my normal range, but I was super excited to work with Rubbermaid and share this product with you because I have been using them for the last few months and find they make such a difference to my nightly lunch-packing routine.
Sandwich or meal item. Check.
Yogurt or Treat. Check.
All the food groups covered and everything set out in perfect serving sizes for my kidlets.
And it includes a blue ice block that they all nestle perfectly into. In fact, you can even snap them together on top of one another because their are little groovy spots on the lids.
Doesn’t it look pretty, too? I love it!
Our school is encouraging families to pack everything in reusable containers to cut down on waste and one day my 7 year old came home and asked me if I could stop using plastic bags and buying the pre-portioned yogurts.
Imagine! I was glad to see he has already developed an environmental consciousness but I meant it was time for me to step up my game. And now with our Rubbermaid LunchBlox kits I don’t have to hide my head in shame for sending his sandwich in a plastic baggie.
They are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe too, though I prefer to hand wash mine right after school so that they are ready to repack that evening. I try to make lunches while I am cooking dinner or right after we eat so as to avoid a double clean-up. The morning is way to hectic at our house to even attempt lunch packing then.
The Rubbermaid LunchBlox kits come in different sizes and configurations. This one is a Kid’s kit and it fits perfectly in a flat bag style lunch kit.
Inside you find a variety of containers in different sizes.
Check out how you can use the largest container to house a big sandwich or another food item (such as noodles or salad), or if you wish you can use the smaller inserts to portion out two different types of lunch foods in the same container.
It perfectly fits a sandwich and some vegetables. My kiddos seriously LOVE their fresh veggies. They are always the first thing they eat. They also like it when I cut their sandwiches into little shapes – we have heart shaped and dinosaur shaped sandwich cutters.
The containers all click neatly onto the blue ice, so if you are sending foods like sandwich meat, cheese, mayonnaise, and a side of yogurt you don’t have to worry about the food spoiling before it gets into your little one’s bellies. I find this great for ensuring that food that they DON’T eat stays fresh so that I don’t have to throw it out if it arrives homes uneaten.
The Rubbermaid lunchBLOX kits come in all kinds of different configurations and sizes so that you can choose the one that fits your child’s, or even your own, lunch kit. There are kits that are suitable for salads or other types of foods, which are perfect for adult size lunches as well.
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Do you hate lunch packing too? What are your tricks for making it an easier and more enjoyable task?