I work at a school, okay a university, and we are in full back to school swing. I’ve spent a lot of time this summer trying to find the right gear to make bringing lunch a delight for both me and the girls.
We have a proliferation of lunchboxes, water bottles, and assorted gear and with a few exceptions, I still felt constrained by what I could pack. So I have been experimenting and have found some products that I love and that a few choice items from last year’s gear are still performing well.
From last year, the best holdover is the Crocodile Creek food container. It keeps food warm, instead of piping hot, but still does the trick for soups, steamed dumplings, mac and cheese and pasta dishes.
I am still struggling a bit on the lunch box front but do love my Erin Condren lunch box by Yubo. I would switch the girls to Yubo lunchboxes but fear that they are too heavy for them to carry along with all of their other school stuff. It works well for me and I love how cold my lunch remains with the hard surfaces. I love their ice packs, which are sold individually and fit in the girls’ regular lunchboxes.
Their containers also work well but I have fallen in love with Sugar Booger Good Lunch Snack Container. I love that they nest for more compact storage, the designs add some playfulness to the lunchbox experience, the lids fit snugly, and the sizes work for a wide array of fruits, veggies, and dips.
What lunch gear do you swear by and has anyone found something lightweight that really keeps lunch cold until lunchtime?