School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

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School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

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Do you have fond memories of eating lunch at the cafeteria table? Whether you pined for the square pizza or avoided “Sloppy Joe Wednesday” at all costs, school lunch has evolved a lot since the PB&J standard. We’ve rounded up some great lunch options to keep your kid at the cool table. We’ve also banned the wasteful single use brown bag so this selection is eco-friendly and reusable. School’s about to start so let’s get to it!

Bento Box

Photo: yumbox.com

Photo: yumbox.com

Bento boxes are a great option for keeping all the parts of your lunches from running together. If your kid refuses to eat any food that was touching another food, this is the option for you. This is also a great way for kids to practice portion control, just make sure the sandwich section is used for sandwiches and not cookies!

Yumbox is made of BPA-free materials and comes in kid-friendly colors. $28-$30 for box, $12.50 for compartment inserts.

Reusable Bags

Photo: etsy.com

Photo: Etsy.com

Still the most portable option for most folks, but in eco-friendly versions. Just wash and reuse. Make sure your kid doesn’t throw this away alongside their retainer.

Bag It Conscious offers cute patterns and more sportsy themes complete with sandwich and snack bags. $39-$7.

Tiffins

Photo: target.com

Photo: target.com

Based on a traditional Indian way of getting lunch delivered, these updated tiffins are easy to transport, keep food separate and temperature controlled and oh so chic!
Color enthusiast blogger Oh Joy! recently released a line of Tiffins available in your local Target. $18

Keep your lunch as a tasty looking on the outside as the contents within. Bon appetit!

 

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