Can I tell you how much I love products with clever names? Well, I do. Like Rubbermaid's LunchBlox Sandwich Kit. Blox. Clever.
On Sunday, I mentioned that we are going to start seriously meal planning. Nate and I both pack a lunch and a bonus of meal planning is lunch that isn’t a frozen dinner. Frozen dinners. Bleck. Packing a lunch, however, can get old easily. The same stuff over and over. The whole having to plan ahead so you don’t end up eating granola bars and Skittles from the vending machine.
Luckily for me, the kind folks at Rubbermaid sent me their LunchBlox Kit to test out. The kit contains containers that are perfectly portioned for lunch foods. Cute little portion containers with pretty green lids. Pretty is important for me and lunch..and life. The kit also contains a handy Blue Ice pack. I have easy access to a fridge at work but I might (key word, might) let Nate borrow this fancy little kit during tax season when he’s out auditing away. Maybe. Probably not.
We switched to glass containers for our lunch needs a year or two ago. The BPA thing freaked me out and the plastic never seemed to get clean. The containers in this kit are BPA-free and also microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. Phew.
I decided to test this kit out for the first time with Sunday’s leftovers… Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce. Mmm, spaghetti. I also packed some yogurt, cherries, and almonds. All of this together in a cute little containers that snap together and slide right into my lunch bag. It felt so good to have my lunch all planned out and put together for the day.
One of my biggest problems with packing a lunch is the fact that I leave the leftover food in the container. I get sad the next morning when open my lunch box and decide to just to grab a new container and let stuff grow in the old one. I’m a responsible adult. I have now banned myself to this little kit which I must clean and take care of daily…like a precious little lunch box pet.
I didn’t heat the spaghetti in this container because I was afraid of it staining. Just storing the spaghetti sauce in it overnight made it difficult to clean so I will keep this for sandwich/non-staining items only. The sauce can live in the glass containers. Sauce grows the coolest stuff when I forget to wash it anyways. I love science experiments.
You can find this lovely contraption over at Rubbermaid’s site…click here. (They have a coupon for $1.50 off!) It can also be found at places like Target, K-Mart, and select Wal-Mart stores. You can get more info on other fun Rubbermaid products by following them on the Twitter and the facebook.
I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did, however, receive this pretty little LunchBlox kit for review. All thoughts/opinions/crazy ideas are completely my own.
Are you a lunch packer? What’s your favorite lunch food? Anyone else guilty of letting things grow in their lunch box because they are too lazy to clean them? Tell me I’m not alone!