I always try to look for better ways for my kids and for myself to eat healthier. It could be on the road, at work, or at school. The dilemma is how to keep your food fresh for when is time to eat. I also believe in presentation too. If it doesn’t look good, I will lose my appetite.
Here are some awesome tips to keep lunches fresh, neat, and delicious!!!
Make your own Uncrustables
After you make a regular PB&J, use a canning lid to make them round and crust-free. Then, put it in a freezer zip bag and put them in the freezer. You can make a ton ahead of time which will save you time and money.
Keep a Cut Apple Fresh with a Rubber band
via The Kitchn
Cut the apple, but bind them together along with the apple core by using a rubber band. The apple will remain fresh and sealed and no flesh exposed for browning.
Use Water Enhancer Bottles as Mini Sauce Containers
Pop that bottle open, take off the label, and rinse it well. Put your favorite sauce or dressing and voila! You now have a leak-proof sauce or dressing container on the go.
Use Drinks as Ice Packs
Drinks such as Caprisun or the Kool-aid Jammers can be easily be put in the freezer and use them as ice packs for your lunch bag. You have one less thing to carry in your lunch bag, plus the added benefit that your drink will be nice and cool for when you need it.
DIY Lunchbox or Cooler Ice Packs
via The Frugal Girls
All you need is a clean sponge, water, and a quart sized zip bag. Soak the sponge in water and place the soaked sponge in the zip bag. Make sure it is closed all the way and place it in the freezer. Once it is completely frozen, you can totally use this as an ice pack for your lunch bag.
Use Muffin Liners to Separate Food
via Giorgina Orofino @ Instagram
This one is a no brainer. For a Diy bento box, use muffin liners to separate the dry from the wet foods into one container.
Wrap a Sandwich with Wax Paper
via Food 52
Wrap your sandwich with wax paper looks so neat and keeps everything in its place. The wax paper can also be used as a mat to keep your food from touching the table.
Do you have any other tips for lunch boxes? Go ahead and share them on the comments below.