DD (nearly 4) has this one http://www.yumyumkids.co.nz/site/yum...-Box_small.gif
Today it had frozen peas in one container and homous in the other. Carrot and cucumber sticks (for the homous) in one compartment, and black grapes in the other. A tomato, cheese, avo sandwich in the upper middle compartment and a muesili slice under that. She also takes a banana. DD is a big eater and this gets her through the day.
Her kindy encourages a litter free lunch too, so I never send any thing with wrappers etc, I have even taken muesili bars out of wrappers to put in the lunchbox lol but that's also so that its no trouble for her to open as they should be able to open and eat their lunch independently. But I've noticed most parents still send packaged yoghurts etc.
I almost bought one of those nude food lunch boxes BUT the only thing I really dont like about it is that once its out of the insulator 'skin' the whole thing is completely exposed and not being cooled. With DS in school, his stuff needs to stay cool at least until lunch and if he took out his lunchbox at recess, Id be worried all the coolness would go....if that makes sense.
I went with the larger zip up lunch box with separate containers so he can take out the container and zip the lunch box closed, keeping everything else cold.
Just something for future lunch box buyers to consider
I found the nude food movers skin too difficult for mine to get it in and out.
Also, the lid of one of the compartments came off DS's quite early one.
Totally buying a couple of Go Green lunchboxes!
DS1 has a nude food policy at kinder, however we are allowed to use aluminium foil as it can be re used (i wouldn't!). I got him a Sistema lunchbox with a big bit at the bottom for sandwiches and a banana, and 3 separate compartments up the top for snacks. He's also got a Smash cooler lunchbag that we use if we can't fit his food all in his lunchbox.
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Does anyone know of any containers similar to the 2 screw top ones in that lunchbox? I'm so worried she will lose one lol. They have her name on them on the labels, but they don't leak, and all the rest seem to leak.
Oh, the other ones we have are the Decor containers with the 4 dividers in them. I have 2 and they fit one on top of the other in her Smash lunch box. Bit tricky for school, but great for travelling. Gives us 8 compartments. Last time we went away I put zucchini slice, mango slices, some anti pasto and a few rice crackers in one, which was lunch, and the other one had biscuits, spinach mini muffins, dried apricot and cashews, and I forget what else lol, but that was an afternoon snack. We were driving 8 hours west, nothing gluten free or vegetarian lol.
I have a rewashable cling-wrap thingo for DS, I've forgotten what it's called but it's just a piece of fabric with a plastic lining and velcro that you can use to wrap sandwiches and wash at the end of the day.
He's also got a large lunchbox which has 3 containers inside which I can just fill up with fresh fruit, veg and our homemade muesli bars etc.
His school doesn't have any policies regarding plastic, only nuts.
I prefer the nude food snack containers (clear with 4 coloured rubber bits on the top and bottom), they seal well. The klippo's one's are a bit too flimsy and they don't seal around the edges.
Sandwiches or wraps also go in the nude food sandwich box. Yoghurt goes in a nude food tube with screw lid.
Sometimes I do use a plastic zip lock sandwich bag but DD's know to keep them - I rinse and reuse them.
I found that fitting all the containers in the standard sized lunch boxes available in kmart etc was too much of a juggling act and DD's were never able to get the empty containers back in. I found some bigger insulated lunch cooler bags in Spotlight, they come in red, blue and green with a zip lid and are the same width but about twice as tall as the standard insulated lunch boxes.
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