Packing lunches for school or camp can be a pain.
Even some of the best eaters have a tendency to forget to eat when surrounded by a hubbub of friends and fun. One of my tricks has always been to include a variety of different things in the lunchbox to keep if interesting and make it possible for my kids to 'graze' their way through it.
I have a million little washable containers that I tend to stack up in the lunch bag, which make me feel more Eco-friendly but tend to come home smelling awful and often missing the cover. More often than not, I rely on plastic bags and feel guilty about using them.
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Enter Wexy bags.
Created bytwo moms who were determined to pack healthy snacks for their children, these cute little 5x6 inch zip top bags are made in the USA, BPA-free and purport to be biodegradable, disposable, recyclable, and reusable. Each bag is decorated with one of four silly technicolor monsters engaging in outdoor activities.
Both my six-year-old son and my three-year-old daughter love to find these bags in their lunch bags, and always open them to find out what food is hidden inside. They take a pretty hard hit in a backpack, so I haven't found them to be so reusable--definitely not if you fill them with anything other than dry crackers and the like. I do feel a little less guilty throwing them away knowing that they won't languish in a landfill somewhere.
Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a teacher turned overtired, over-educated SAHM of two. She is NYC born and bred, and is resisting a move to the suburbs with all of her might. She shares parenting rants, recipes and reviews at peekababyny.com. You can also find her on twitter @peekababy on Facebook and on Google+ +peek a baby.
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