Friday, August 23, 2013

Sack Lunches- the Whole Food, Eco-friendly Way!

Although my son is not in school (and in fact, may never really be), we pack a lot of sack lunches for hikes and adventures, as well as the rare days he goes to someone else. Being so heavily invested in our minimally processed, low sugar, natural lifestyle, it's hard for me to trust others to make healthy food choices for him. The first time I sent him to a sitter at a year and a half, she fed him hot dogs, microwave popcorn, and ritz crackers. I was pretty upset, but I recognize that those are 'normal' foods for much of the population! To keep it from happening again, I always pack a full meal!

I spent a lot of time looking into and trying out different options for eco-friendly lunches. Stainless steel lunch boxes. Plastic bento boxes. Tupperware individual containers. PUL/cotton reusable snack/sandwich bags. There are so many options! We ended up with several different things that I use together depending on what our daily needs are.

Here's an example of what a fully packed lunch looks like in this house, along with links to products I find helpful!

 Food contents: 
Spinach, chard, and feta hand pie, hummus, sprouted lentils, homemade trail mix, Annie's graham bunnies, Simply Sprouted Way Better Snacks Multigrain Tortilla Chips, Clif Kids ZBar, Plum Organics baby food pouch, Justin's Almond Butter Packs, and an Almond Breeze 11oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

Recipe for Spinach Feta Hand Pie:

 (All Packed Up And Ready To Go!)

Way Better Snacks- Whole Grain Tortilla Chips:

Annie's Graham Bunnies:

Almond Milk- Shelf Stable- 11oz option:

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kits:

Bamboo Utensils in Eco-friendly Recycled Carrying Case with Carabiner:

Kid Kanteen Stainless Steel Sippy Cups:

Toxin-free Eco-Friendly Reusable Cloth Snack and Sandwich Baggies in CUTE designs:

Silicone Baking Cups:

Amazing Stainless Steel Bento Boxes (Pricier but worth the money!)

No comments:

Post a Comment