5 Easy Ways to Spruce up Your Kid's Lunchbox
Try a Better Kind of Bag
These reusable fabric bags hold sandwiches and snacks securely. They’re dishwasher-safe and BPA-, phthalates-, and lead-free, and each bag replaces 500 plastic bags over the course of its lifetime. You’ll find zippered or Velcro-closure bags, in quart size or as a set of sandwich- and snack-size bags.
Send a Hot—and Cold—Lunch
This cute insulated kids’ bento box allows you to pack hot and cold food together. The vacuum-sealed bowl will hold warm food for hours, while the rest of the box keeps cold food chillin’. A sliding divider gives you the option to create more compartments for goodies. Designed for little hands, it’s easy for kids to carry and open.
Stack, Heat, and Eat
Love the idea of a stackable bento or tiffin set but need something you can pop in the microwave? Unlike most sets, which are made of stainless steel, this one is ceramic—and safe for the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. Airtight lids keep food fresh, and an included carrier (not shown) lets you transport one, two, or three containers with ease.
Sip in Style
Quench your thirst with this cool ombré design. Available in blue or pink shades, this double-walled insulated tumbler works for cold or hot drinks and holds 17 ounces of your beverage of choice. A wide mouth makes refilling and washing easy, and the bamboo cap sets the look apart.
Wrap It up
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently warned parents to avoid plastics when it comes to kids food. These all-natural beeswax wraps are a great alternative for keeping a sandwich or snack clean and fresh. And they're easy to clean and reuse! You can also buy them, or with a little effort, easily make them yourself.