This post was sponsored by Green Sisterhood. All opinions are my own.
Wild Mint recently sent me the Kids Konserve 3-pack stainless steel food containers to try out in anticipation of the upcoming school year, and I absolutely ADORE them. They are so easy to use! I love how even my 4 year old can open the lids easily without any assistance. Plus, stainless steel food containers have a clean, sleek look that can go from my kids’ lunch bags to my purse. They’re the perfect vehicle for all the Healthy Snacks for Kids I say I’m going to make! Also, having these reusable containers from Kids Konserve means that I am less likely to buy prepackaged (often expensive) snacks. I can buy larger quantities of dried fruit and nuts in bulk, and store it in these stainless steel containers.
One of my favorite aspects of these BPA free containers is that I have no worries about any toxic chemicals leaching into my food.
Why Pack a Waste Free Lunch with Stainless Steel Containers?
Despite a larger investment in reusable products, items like the Kids Konserve 3-pack stainless steel food containers will last for years. This is a much better buy, in my opinion, than flimsy plastic bags that are used once and tossed. Read more about Disposable vs. Reusable, Waste-free Lunch Savings at Wild Mint. Want to learn more? Download this free Lunch Savers guide to saving money by choosing a waste free lunch.
Chemicals like BPA and PVCs lurk in all types of plastic containers, even reusable ones – and even the ones that say BPA-free contain other chemicals that haven’t been fully tested for safety. Using stainless steel eliminates any worry about toxic chemicals leaching into the food.
Ease of Use
Stainless steel food storage containers are easy to clean by hand, or just pop them in the dishwasher. They will never warp or rust.
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By choosing a waste-free lunch, you can also save money! Lunch Savers Tips offers a some ideas for saving money when packing a waste-free lunch:
- Cut up fruits and veggies. Kids will often only take a few bites out of an uncut apple or whole banana. With nowhere to put the leftover fruit without making a mess, it often gets thrown away. To help avoid this, pack cut-up fruits and veggies in reusable containers. That way, if your child only takes a few bites, they can close up the container and save the rest for later. (WasteFreeLunches.org)
- Pack drinks in reusable bottles. Because you can’t reseal juice boxes or pouches, a lot can end up going to waste. To avoid this, buy drinks in large containers and fill up a small reusable bottle so your child can close the container and save the rest for later. Or, pack water instead—it’s free! (WasteFreeLunches.org)
- Afternoon snack check. Ask your kids to finish their lunch before digging into their snack. At times, they may ditch the remainder of their lunch and go straight for their snack which was intended for later in the afternoon (WasteFreeLunches.org). One idea is to pack a dry snack they can put in their backpack so it is separate from their lunch foods.
- Evaluate their leftovers. Instead of throwing out their leftovers, ask your child to bring them home. By taking a look at their leftovers, you may notice the types of food they tend to leave half-eaten or untouched. It could be that your child didn’t like the food or too much was packed. Either way, this will give you a better understanding of what and how much to pack in the future. (WasteFreeLunches.org)
Instead of buying prepackaged/pre-cut produce items, purchase them loose and whole, then prepare them yourself. It will only take you a few extra minutes to wash, peel, and cut produce at home.
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