I haven't done orange wedges yet this year. Mmm. Now I want an orange. When clementines are in season, I buy crates of them. They are perfect for lunchboxes and they're easy to peel. If I don't have time, my kids can do it themselves.
Originally Posted by mmgarda
Chellemarie - do you have problems with leaks?
A friend has these and I like them, but I notice that they leak a lot. Of course, she has bruiser kids and they aren't a family to worry so much about the condition of material posessions, so it's hard to tell if it's them or the product!
Ours don't leak. It might be what she's packing - or how the kids are re-packing their boxes after eating. One roll of Press n' Seal has gone a long way and is useful for juicy fruits in a container that doesn't have a lid. I use Press n' Seal or a baggie for half a banana or an egg that would make the rest of the box smelly.
I do like the laptop lunchboxes, but I am disappointed with the quality of the lids. I think they're working on that. The dip container lids cracked early on, and the larger container lids only stood up to one school year. But! Whenever I've written them to ask for replacement lids, I've gotten them without a fuss.
Sunday night I packed lunches for two days. I made chicken salad, cut celery and cleaned strawberries. I packed Monday's lunch into their boxes and put Tuesday's lunch containers in a long Tupperware container so I could slide the whole thing out without fumbling for containers. I also packed my lunch in Tupperware containers that I carry to work in a reusable lunch sack.
1 Whole wheat pita (toasting in toaster makes it open easier) stuffed with chicken salad, wrapped in a small sandwich bag and placed in the big compartment without a container.
Vanilla yogurt in large, lidded container
Canned pineapple chunks
celery sticks and carrot chips
1/2 whole wheat bagel, toasted, with Nutella and sliced banana
fresh strawberries and canned pineapple chunks in lidded container
sugar snap peas (frozen, zapped in micro with a bit of water then rinsed cold)
unsweeted applesauce cup