Can you hear the school bell ringing? For many kids around the country, school has already started. Others are on the verge of beginning a new school year. One of the most important things you can do for your children is to make sure they are well-nourished. Start them off with a good, well-balanced breakfast (no toaster pastries or donuts) and make sure to pack them a healthy lunch. Kids who eat right have more energy, focus, and are better able to learn and retain the information they have learned at school. Here are some great, eco-friendly items that will make packing a lunch so much easier.
Lunch Skins Reusable Sandwich Bags: No more plastic baggies or aluminum foil. These sandwich bags have a velcro open/close, are cotton on the outside, and food safe polyurethane on the inside. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. ($9). www.lunchskins.com
Box Appetit: This reusable container even has a special space for dips, dressings, and sauces, comes with a fork and knife, and has removable compartments which keep foods separated and prevents spills. ($22). http://www.black-blum.com/product_box-appetit_53_0.html#CartFocus
Aladdin Chill Lunch Box Mini Lunch Bowl: This leak-proof lunch box comes with an insulated ice pack. The 12 oz. mini lunch bowl can keep foods warm from the morning (when you warm up that soup or chili for a cold day) until lunchtime and even comes with it’s own spoon. ($12). http://www.shopaladdin-pmi.com/detail/TCL+10-00760-013
Doodlebugz Crayola Chalkboard Lunch Tote: This one is definitely for the younger crowd. This insulated lunch box has pockets for storage, can be personalized on the outside, and has a chalkboard on the inside, where you can write Jr. a sweet note. ($24). http://www.amazon.com/Doodlebugz-Crayola-Chalkboard-Lunch-197H/dp/B003KIUTSC