It is first day of school here!!! It is time to start thinking about school lunches. I am trying a new approach this year. We are trying to go with a more "bento type" lunches. My kids are not sandwich eaters so I looked for alternatives. I always get some new lunchbox items before school starts. I throw away anything that is old and grungy from last year. I was able to find several bento type lunch accessories and even the boys are thrilled to try them out! The first ones I got were from Go Green Lunches. They came with the carrier...and they even had digital camo!! The boys wanted to use them the first day!
I like the spot to write a little note in their lunch totes!
The Go Green lunches come with a full cover container instead of individual containers. They close very easily so I am sure even the youngest will be fine opening and closing on his own.
They also come with water bottles. These are way to small for a middle schooler but this will be fine for my younger two. I only bought two of these- for my younger two. This seemed a little small for my middle school child. I am still doing this type of lunch for him when he packs his lunch instead of ordering, but I am using individual containers in his bigger......okay really big lunc bag! For a 13 year old boy......we needed bigger!!!! The container does come with straps to keep the lids attached, I took those off.
I really like this container. Easy to fill. This morning I packed a bagel with cream cheese, grapes, carrot slivers, a blue berry muffin, half a banana, apple sauce, fruit stick and a rice crispy treat. So far, these are a hit with the boys! They are deep so they hold a lot, and when you use the silicone muffin cups to separate, you can stack food if needed in a spot.
What are your favorite lunch totes? Bento lunch boxes?
Happy First Day of School to Everyone!