Growing up it was my dad’s job to put lunches together for the three of us as well as himself. He did a great job of making healthy and delicious lunches and eventually I took over making them for myself. By the time I graduated from high-school I was over the entire sandwich thing. Pretty much as soon as I moved out on my own I started making family sized meals so I could eat leftovers for for lunch and dinner the next day. I’d pretty much rather eat the same thing four meals in a row than eat another sandwich.
It’s funny but my husband is the same way and always packs a hot lunch made up of leftovers. This of course means that over the years we have amassed a collection of mismatched lunch containers that somehow always end up in a jumbled mess in the cupboard despite my best efforts to keep them organized.
Lunch making has gotten so frustrating in our house between trying to find matching containers and lids to attempting to fit 3 sandwich sized containers into a regular sized lunch bag. A few months ago he gave up on a normal sized lunch bag and went out and bought a fabric cooler . I wish I were kidding. Seriously.
I was sent Rubbermaid LunchBlox to check out and life couldn’t be easier now.. at least when it comes to lunches!
I love how easy they are to keep organized as they stack and snack together with ease which in turns saves a lot of space. The containers snap to each other as well as to the awesome Blue Ice which keeps lunches chilled and fresh longer. This means you can feel more comfortable about packing items that spoil in the heat when the lunch bag will not be stored in a refrigerator – such as your kids school lunches!
The fact that they are perfectly sized for a variety of lunch foods is pretty great too for those of us that go beyond the sandwich for lunch. There is no wasted space, and no need to haul a cooler to your workplace just to fit everything!
It’s also a great way to ensure you are portioning your food in healthy quantities as well! I don’t know how many of you are binge snackers but I have a bad habit of eating when I am writing. I’ve been working hard to break that habit and the LunchBlox have been great for portioning out my snacks.
Since we do pack leftovers for our lunches, they tend to contain at least one messy item. Like Spaghetti sauce for example. Thank goodness the containers are leak proof! The lids fit on securely but they also pop off without causing strain which makes them great for little fingers too.
Clean up of course is always something I kind of dread doing. The piles of plastic containers that need to be hand washed .. just no. LunchBlox are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. This means the containers look great even after several rounds in the microwave or in the freezer and being able to throw them in the dishwasher just makes life so much easier!
Rubbermaid LunchBlox also seem quite durable which is something Rubbermaid is well known for. Case in point, my mom still has several Rubbermaid containers from the 1970s that still get used. Talk about vintage!
Do you do sandwiches or leftovers when packing lunches?
Disclosure: I am part of the Rubbermaid Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!