Wednesday, September 26, 2012

simple solutions: Easy Lunchboxes

You know I love anything that can simplify my life.

Our little Ella is the pickiest eater on. the. planet. The other day she told me, "I think by the time I'm 32, I will try a vegetable." Ughhh! But she lives on Grape Nuts. It's the "go-to" meal when she doesn't like what we're eating. And she'll even eat plain yogurt--with Grape Nuts. Go figure.

Needless to say, I was a little concerned about her eating lunch at school now that she's in first grade. Not only is she a picky eater, she's also a grazer, preferring little snacks throughout the day instead of full meals.

I was intrigued by all the Bento Boxes around and looked into different options. I decided to try these Easy Lunchboxes because they were one piece instead of a bunch of smaller pieces that fit inside a larger box. I couldn't be happier with them.

I love them because they're easy (and even fun) to pack. They come in a package of four, so I can put them together for the week on Sunday night and stack them in the fridge. Ella eats school lunch on Friday (pizza day--cheese only :)), so it works out perfectly. The drink looks frosty because I freeze them and they keep the rest of the meal cold until lunch.

Ella likes them because they're a lot like a Lunchable (which she loves). She enjoys choosing what goes in each of the little sections, but sometimes she tells me, "Just surprise me!"

The boxes are meant to be opened by little ones, so they aren't leak-proof. They fit pretty snug though. I simply add a large rubber band for assurance. (You can also purchase a cooler-type bag to hold the lunchboxes, but they fit right in the bottom of Ella's backpack perfectly, so I haven't yet.)

I packed a couple with different snacks on our last road trip and they worked wonderfully. Ella and Madi also love them for picnics. I love simple solutions!

I purchased mine on Amazon.

Easy Lunchboxes

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. I love these! I would imagine they would be good for bigger people too and help us with portion control :)
    I will order mine right away. Thanks for the heads up!