Ditch the Baggies – 10 Uses for Zippered Snack Bags (Reusable of course)

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This post is sponsored by Maxwell Designs.  Keep reading to find out how to enter to win your own reusable zippered snack bag like the one shown here!  Have you ditched disposable snack and sandwich bags from your life yet? What are you waiting for?  Disposables are such a waste of money, single use plastic, and destined for the landfill (if they made it that far).  Many disposable snack bags don't even make it to the landfill and end up littering the streets and eventually finding their way to our waterways and endangering wildlife.  There is a simple alternative - reusable zippered snack bags!!   With kids going back-to-school this month, it's a great time to add a few snack bags to your lunchbox arsenal and a simple step in "going green!"  These bags are latex-free, BPA-free, and do not contain DEHP, formaldehyde, brominated flame retardants, or lead.  I bet you didn't even think about what was in those disposable bags, did you??   These bags are fabric on the outside and ... [ Read More ]

Back to School with Bentos

Back to School with Bentos

Bento: a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.  Bento's can be arranged in "kyaraben" style (character bento) to look like popular anime or comic book characters or they can be "oekakiben" (picture bento) style to look like people, animals, flowers, etc.  (Source: Wikipedia) In the US we can adapt traditional bento's to make lunch fun for our kids (and ourselves) using regular lunch ingredients with fun bento boxes and accessories.  It's a great way to encourage your kids to eat healthier and is so much more fun than PB&J.  My kids went back to school this week and it's been a fun project for us to do as a family to prepare for the next day of school. Basic supplies:  Reusable lunch containers.  Preferably BPA-free, metal, glass, or fabric.  Come in a variety of sizes and may be traditional bento style or our more modern "tupperware" type containers.  Some traditional bento boxes even come with stackable tiers for holding more ... [ Read More ]