Eco-Friendly Lunch Gear for Tweens

Playful Learning: Eco-Friendly Lunch Gear for Tweens

A few years back, we set out to find waste-free and safe lunch gear for the girls (see below). I must say that the investments we made were very worthwhile, as we are still using many of the same containers today. Yet, the girls’ tastes have changed and after wearing through our last lunch bags (which were great too), it was time for a lunch attire update.

We need lots of flexibility because the girls love to switch up the contents on their lunches and like the freedom to have soup and other hot foods. So this is what we came up with, and is currently working really well for us. And yes, all of these containers do fit in the lunch tote…

  1. Bamboo Utensil Set
  2. Duo Stainless Steel Food Container
  3. Stainless Steel Snack Containers
  4. Insulated Food Jar
  5. Resusable Cloth Snack Bag
  6. Lunch Tote
  7. Travel Water Bottle

We still live by the same formula below, which guides our lunch packing decisions (now the girls help out and follow the same guidelines). Everyday they get one each of following foods:

  1. Fresh fruit: apple, orange, strawberries, blueberries
  2. Fresh vegetable: carrots, cucumbers, edamame, celery
  3. Main meal: sandwich, soup, leftovers
  4. Salty and crunchy: nuts, seeds, whole grain pretzels or corn chips
  5. Sweet: dried fruit, yogurt, applesauce, Fig Newmans
  6. Drink: water

For a glimpse at the eco-friendly lunch gear we used in the younger years, click here (you will see that we are sticking with many of the same brands).Playful Learning: Eco-Frendly Lunch Gear

More lunch-packing inspiration…