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August 22, 2011

Essential Lunchbox Containers for Back to School or Work

The 2011-12 school year began today for my kids, both are attending the little one-room school house with the grand total of 11 kids, K-6th for the year.  Paige is one of two Kindergartners and she does get to stay for lunch every day.  The first days of a new school year are so exciting, no matter what grade you're in.  My kids were excited to bring all their brand new, shiny school supplies.  One of the things they were excited to try out were these BPA free lunchbox containers I found at The Container Store.

Paige's lunchbox is smaller so I bought her the smaller container so she could also fit a water bottle or milk carton in her lunch box alongside the container.

One side is just the right size for a sandwich and the other side is sectioned into two parts.  I used the larger section for fruit and the other for crackers and a silicone cupcake liner filled with trail mix.....can't have any of the food touching each other, of course.  Kindergartners, they can be SO demanding!

Close the lid over the sandwich and fold the two sides together.

Bryce has a larger lunchbox, therefore I bought him a larger lunchbox container.  His container has three sections on top and one large underneath.

A sandwich in the larger of the three sections on top...this section came with a juice bottle but I'm using it for his sandwich instead, if you use larger sized bread, this section will not work for a full sized sandwich.

Blueberries in one section.

Pretzels in another.

Underneath the top sections, is one large section that you can put an ice pack, or you can use for a sandwich or even a green salad or pasta salad, watermelon, etc.

I love that these containers will help me cut down on using plastic bags and that they are BPA free.

These containers are made by Sistema and I love them and just wanted to share my great find with you.

Do you have any back-to-school must haves, you care to share?

I love to hear from you! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment. Have a fantastic day!

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Liren said...

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year :) I *just* got back from the Container Store with the larger Sistema for my 3rd grader. She is in love! I think it will be great, though my one concern is washing it. But it will definitely make lunch time more fun, for both of us.

Karen Ward-Cox said...

I love these! I really like that they are BPA free. My son would like packing this himself. Too bad we don't have a container store near us. I must keep a look out at other stores though.

Crystal Cattle said...

Wow these are awesome. I need one for myself. Your sons would be perfect. I am really curious about your children's school, maybe you could blog about that some more. Are they home-schooling or is the community school just that small?

Sarah said...

I love those containers! Thanks for sharing!! Hope the first day of school was good for them!

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

@Liren, I know your daughter will love her new lunchbox kids were thrilled to have theirs today on their first day of school!

@Karen, you can order online from the Container Store...the large one is $9.99 and I think the smaller was $4.99!

@Crystal, even though we live only 25 miles from San Francisco, the elementary school in our district is a one room school house. There's only 11 kids {K-6th} for this school year. It was established in the late 1800's.

Michelle said...

These are really cool. I will have to look online for them. I would love to have a few as all of us here take lunches to school/work.

Suzie Salmon said...

I want those for ME! I don't pack a lunch, but I think they would be great for meal planning to make sure I stick to the foods I intend to eat throughout the day (yes, I mean a diet!).

The Weaver of Grass said...

I must say Nancy that lunch looks so inviting. She is a lucky girl. Small, loving school, happy family and strawberries for lunch - what more could any child wish for.