8 Eco-Friendly Lunch Packing Tips
Today I was in a local toy store and saw a lunch box for children with a sticker price of …honestly, what’s that all about? Do people really pay for a lunch box? I don’t care if that lunch box lasts me all year; I’m still not going to pay for it!
Truth be told, if we all take a step back in our own homes, we will find a few different options we can use right there to pack lunches every day; we just need to get creative!
FYI-follow these tips for money saving and eco- friendly lunch packing tips:
1-Reuse baskets, tin cookie containers, gift bags or small coolers as lunch boxes.
2-Purchase small ice packs to keep lunches cool and from spoiling OR freeze water in a plastic water bottle, leaving ½” head room, and use to keep lunch cool. The extra bonus is the ice will be melting and will provide your child with fresh and cool water at lunch.
3-Instead of plastic baggies, purchase wax eco-friendly bags, or reusable nylon snack or sandwich bags.
4-Utilize a small, flat plastic container or Wrap-n-Mat for sandwiches or wraps.
5-Small glass jam jars work really great for everything from cut vegetables to yogurt to trail mix.
6-Send along a cloth napkin for use as napkin and/or placemat.
7-Stainless steel or BPA free plastic water bottles replace the need for juice boxes or sugared drinks.
8-Send a little love note from home in your child’s lunchbox. If he/she can’t read, a small picture or smiley face will do the trick.
About the Author
Nichi Hirsch Kuechle supports moms during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond as a health coach, craniosacral therapist and birth & postpartum doula in Minneapolis. She publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter called Natural Family, which offers tips, ideas and resources for naturally raising your children. She also teaches a variety of live and virtual workshops. You can get Nichi’s New Parent Tool Kit, for free, by going to: http://www.myhealthybeginning.com
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