Theses are my favorite school lunch supplies. I have used each and every one of them and you will see photos through out my blog and social media channels. My idea is to provide you resources to make school lunches easy for you and fun for your kids.
1. EasyLunchBoxes – I love these three compartment lunch containers because my daughter can open them by herself (easy open lids) and are kid friendly. They are perfect for making your own lunchables.
2. EasyLunchBoxes Mini Dippers – These tiny containers are really great for sending dips, sauces or dressings. They are leak resistant so I never have any spills in my daughter’s lunch box. I use them for sending yogurt and other little snacks as well.
3. Thermos Funtainer Bottles – I have always used thermos bottles for keeping my kid’s drinks cold. They are easy to open and they have a built-in straw. Love that they are stainless and so sturdy.
4. Thermos Funtainer Food Jars – When your kids are sick of sandwiches or the temperatures are chilly and they want something warm to eat, this stainless thermos is great. I pack soup, chicken nuggets or leftovers and the food stays warm.
5. Reusable Silverware – I don’t like throwing out the plastic silverware, so I do reuse them, but they don’t last. This set of Ikea cutlery has lasted my daughter since she started 4-year-old kindergarten and she’s now in grade 4.
6. Ice Packs – They are definitely a must for lunches as far as I am concerned. Usually, I will pack lunches with the flexible ice packs and throw these cute animal ice packs on the bottom of the lunchbox.
7. Silicone Cupcake Liners – These silicone liners are priceless. They are perfect for packing the extras in your kid’s lunch container. I send fruit, veggies or snacks in them. They won’t get wet and they are reusable. They also work great for baking muffins (we have the regular size and the jumbo).
8. Reusable Snack Baggies – Yes, these little baggies are a little extra work but not enough to offset what the plastic bags cost that we throw away daily. They are also better for our landfill sites and environment. You can also get the biodegradable variety like these WEXY lunch bags.
9. Reusable Food Pouches – These little pouches are great for apple sauce or yogurt. There’s so much waste with the throw out pouches of snacks, plus with these ones, you have the control of what you put inside.
10. Insulated Lunch Bag – It’s hard to find the perfect lunch bag. There has to be a lot of room inside for the lunch containers, thermos and ice packs, so before you buy, make sure everything will fit. I like the Fit and Fresh Kids because it’s a soft sided lunch box and there’s lots of room for everything my daughters needs.
11. Reusable Yogurt Tubes – Love these! I use to buy a box of yogurt tubes and freeze them. There’s always so much waste from packaging. Now I can fill the tubes with whatever I like (yogurt, apple sauce) and freeze them without all the trash. Plus, they make a great way to keep the kid’s lunch cool.
12. FunBites Sandwich Cutters – Sometimes it’s just fun for the kids to open their lunchbox up and find their food cut into little shapes. It worked for my little picky eater.
13. Reusable Napkins – I’m trying really hard to be more conscience of our waste and these reusable napkins fit perfectly into that plan. Every night I would throw away the napkin from my daughter’s lunchbox. It wasn’t dirty, so I assume she didn’t really use it. Now, they can be thrown into the laundry on the weekend and ready for the school week.
14. Fruit and Veggie Cutters – I like to do fun things with my daughter’s food to encourage her to eat more and to add a little cuteness to her lunch. These cutters are great for cheese, cucumbers, carrots and watermelon.
15. Lunchbox Love Cards – My daughter absolutely loves getting a card in her lunch box. I use to write her a little love note each morning and tuck it into her lunch. That made her day and mine.
Now you’ve heard all about my favorite school lunchbox supplies, tell me what is yours?