I’m sure debates will rage again about school meals versus packed lunches as the school year restarts. If they’re good, then personally I think they’re worth having. In our house, MGG has school lunches, and I try to take my own lunch as often as possible, so we have a variety of lunch boxes going on!
My favourite, particularly if I’m making some form of salad is the Smash Nude Food Movers Meal Box. I love that it has its own little pot for dressing, although the built in fork is not that useful. It has a vent in for using it in the microwave, but I have to admit I’ve never used mine in the microwave.
I also really like the Sistema Breakfast to Go Container. I have used it for breakfast, or maybe to carry fruit and yogurt, or you could even have things like rice in the base and a curry in the top and reheat it.
If I was thinking of a new lunchbox for my own “back to school” then I am quite keen on the Black+Blum Box Appetit, with its own carrying bag which converts into a mat. Given that lunch is eaten at my desk 90% of the time, then I think this is a great idea, not to mention it’s all very neat and tidy. Again, this has an inbuilt sauce pot, which I love, not to mention a sauce dipping area. Perfect.
I think like anything, lack of variety can be what gives packed lunches a bad name, so having a lunch box that means you can fit in more than just a round of sandwiches has to be a good thing. This kit not only has a bag and an ice pack, but sizes of box that allow for a variety of things to be packed up. There’s lots of good things on the Becky & Lolo site, worth a look.
So, get ready, the morning ritual is about to return! Organisation, and inspiration, seem to make it a lot easier to cope with.