When I have a few minutes to waste, I love looking at all the gorgeous and imaginative bento lunch boxes on Pinterest. I’m truly amazed at the time and thought and creativity that goes into those lunches. Because truth be told, I’m more the type of mom to roll out of bed with 20 minutes to spare, throw together whatever I can find in the fridge, add an apple, and call it a lunch.
But then I received this ingenious Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kids Set and I thought I really should try to step up my game a little.
We are a litterless lunch family, so reusable containers are definitely the way to go for us. The set I received came with two side dish containers, one sandwich container, and one medium Blue Ice pack. All the containers are BPA-free and microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. They’re a great portion size for kids, and they all stack and snap together to save space and keep everything organized.
My favourite feature though, is the built-in Blue Ice pack that snaps in on the top, in the middle, or on the bottom – wherever I need it to keep Tee’s food cool while it’s sitting in her cubby all morning. Boo to food poisoning!
Tee’s favourite thing about these LunchBlox is that little tab over there on the corner of each lid. For the first time ever, she doesn’t have to ask her teacher to open her lunch containers. She looked so pleased with herself when she reported back to me that now she can open her lunch containers all on her own.
So on Friday, this is what she found when she opened up her containers for lunch.
This was my attempt at a Christmas inspired lunch: egg salad sandwich tree, sweet potato crackers and cheddar cheese caterpillar, and a diced kiwi and raspberry fruit salad. Pretty, but it was a lot of work… I think I’d rather have that extra 20 minutes of sleep instead. Back to plain old sandwich-shaped sandwiches and an apple, I’m afraid. But at least it’ll stay cool and Tee will be able to open it up on her own!
What kind of a lunch maker are you? Do you focus on creating fabulous and pinnable bento lunches? Or do you make the tried and true PB&J every day? Or are you most likely to throw last night’s leftovers in a container as you run out the door?
Disclosure: I am part of the Rubbermaid Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.