Yep, it’s that time again… school lunches! What the heck to come up with for the next 9 months? Although my daughter could easily eat peanut butter and jelly everyday, I do prefer to give her a bit more variety then that. And please don’t tell me you still use paper bags and plastic baggies that fill up the trash cans/landfills day in and day out? (Do you feel a lecture coming on?)
This hummus and veggie pita is fast and easy and of course you can add in other favs like avocado as well. I love the creamy hummus with the crunch of the cucumber and ohhhh, wait, I need to tell you about this awesome feta cheese… it’s from Redwood Hill Farm and it’s Raw Goat Feta! Unbelievably delicious. (The recipe for the veggie pita is below.)
Along with some fruit, I also added my new fav snack for my kiddos (and for me), Bonga Superfood Chews. All this goes into my none-BPA/PVC Easy Lunchbox. I was so happy to find this years ago when the Bento Box craze was just starting. In fact, I think Easy Lunchboxes started the craze! (By the way, there are hundreds of lunch ideas on their Pinterest page.) You can find their lunchboxes here on Amazon:Easy Lunchboxes There was a study done recently about the enviornmental impact a family packing three lunches all week (two kids, one adult) would have and it was found that 4,000 pieces of trash a year would be kept out of landfills… per family! Hello! Ready to go Bento now? Here are a few more cute options for lunch boxes:
|5. Eco Chic Furoshiki Bento Box Kit The original eco lunchbag from Japan sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand-printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques. $69.99 Buy Now|
|4. Oval + Cup This super-classy 2-piece lunch set includes a large oval container plus a smaller cup that’s ideal for sauces, dips or other wet foods. $25.99 Buy Now|
|3. Three-In-One With three nesting containers, this lunchbox is ideal for school lunches. Most kids pack a sandwich and two side dishes, this ensures their food won’t get mixed up! $27.99 Buy Now|
|2. Solo Cube This is a classic reusable sandwich box, durable and light-weight, but without the plastic! $40.00 Buy Now|
|1. Blue Water Bento Lunch Kit This is a fantastic leak-proof lunchbox without plastic! The silicone lid and the quirky screen-printed lunch bag are a crowd favorite. $40.00 Buy Now|
And of course, my favorite:
What do you love packing in your lunch boxes?
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