Help Your Kids Love Lunch with the Right Lunch Boxes
Your kid may not be that excited about bringing a brown bag to school unless it is filled with goodies rather than healthy sandwiches. You may also notice that your kid may absolutely love that BLT or tuna wrap at home, but it returns from school untouched. Perhaps the school vending machine is to blame, but the issue may also be with the lunch box. The right kind of container for kids’ lunches isn’t just about having the coolest character on the outside, but having features that keep food fresh and yummy on the inside.
The Problem with Most Packed Lunches
If the sandwiches are not eaten, the problem may not be with the sandwiches themselves. Your kid often can’t tell you exactly what is wrong with the BLT that he devours at home. Even in cool weather, lettuce can get wilted by mid-day, tomatoes can get mushy and bread becomes soggy. Look for a lunch box that has the kind of design your kid will love and features that will keep her lunch crisp, fresh and tasty throughout the day. In addition, kids love variety, so look for a lunch box that has a number of compartments to hold several items.
Convenient Lunch Boxes
The right kid’s lunch boxes can make sure the meals you prepare are eaten, enjoyed and do not harbor germs as many packed lunches do. Look for a zipperless lunch box with a flip lid that opens and closes easily and seals in the freshness. Look for a box with thermal insulation to keep food fresh and removable compartments that are dishwasher safe. Various compartments made of plastic can also protect softer items like cakes and sandwiches from harder items, such as cans of cola or apples.
Kids’ Lunch Totes
If your kid wants something that looks cool and is easy to carry, choose a lunch tote in a favorite design. In addition to carrying sandwiches, these totes can also hold extra school supplies, toys and other things you child may want to take to school. Look for feminine totes with a cut-out handle and sweet floral designs. A quality lunch tote is made of durable materials, such as neoprene and has well-defined areas to place sandwiches, small salads and a dessert and drink. Look for rugged designs as well in lunch bags that can double as a backpack.
Heavy Duty Features
If you want to make sure your soup in a thermos is as warm as the moment you packed it or the sandwich you removed from the fridge is fresh and cool when your child eats it, look for heavy duty kids lunch bags that have extra thermal protection to preserve temperature. Prevent germs from developing inside the lunch bag with ant-bacterial and anti-fungus material that can be cleaned thoroughly and quickly with a damp cloth. Choose an adjustable bag that lets you put a zippered section down on days your child is not carrying so much or extend the section for more storage space.
Make lunchtime exciting again for your child with lunch boxes that keep food fresh and tasty for hours. Select bags and boxes with colorful designs and features that enhance the presentation and make clean-up convenient.
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