Minimal Waste School Lunches

April 2020 - Natural Home

It’s back to school time which means the return to packed lunches. Lunches can be a huge source of single use plastic, but with the right tools you can transform your lunches into zero-waste masterpieces.

Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Nature’s Fare Markets has many different sizes of water bottles, including smaller sizes for children that are perfect for packing a nice cold fresh-pressed juice or water. Because they are double-walled, they keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. With small openings, perfect for little mouths, S’well makes it easy for kids to drink without spilling.

Onyx Stainless Steel Container
Onyx makes stainless steel bento boxes that are perfect for packing a variety of snacks or sandwiches. They are easy to open so small children can figure it out, but still seal tight enough so they won’t open unintentionally. You don’t have to worry about toxins from plastic leaching into your food, or about glass breaking.

Abeego Beeswax Wraps
Abeego wraps are a great alternative to cling wrap. You can wrap crispy rice squares, nuts and seeds, sandwiches, etc. They seal using the heat of your hand and unwrap easily. Abeego is intended to allow food to breathe just like its natural rind, peel, or skin, as nature intended.

Colibri Reusable Snack Bags
These are the best alternative to plastic sandwich bags you can find. With many different patterns, kids will be excited to eat their snacks. The interior is waterproof and easy to clean. The bags come in many cute colours, and best of all, you can throw them right in the dishwasher! Not to mention, they are produced in Canada by two sisters.

Minimal Food Jar
These double-walled vacuum insulated food jars keep food hot for nine hours and cold for six, better than any thermos you’ve tried before. These flasks are BPA- and phthalate-free, made from food grade material.

Kaitlyn Dickie What lights my fire? Pizza, vegan desserts, the mountains and the ocean! I love sharing tips and tricks on how to live a more kind-to-the-earth lifestyle so that we can enjoy our planet for decades to come. It’s not that hard, I promise! Come hang out with me on Instagram where I post everyday alternatives you can choose starting today! @kaitlyndickie

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