Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Perfect Salad Sandwich

I am searching for the perfect salad sandwich. Bread has and always will be one of my weaknesses.....the browner the better. Finding protein free sandwich fillers can prove to be quite challenging and I have yet to find a selection of great vegetarian or vegan salad fillings. If you have any or know where to find them please share......

In the meantime this delicious whole wheat hummus salad sandwich comes quite close. A whole wheat bun, smothered with hummus and layered with fresh watercress, thinly sliced cucumber, grated carrot, avocado and crispy onion sprinkles. YUM!

Salad Sandwich Ingredients

1 Whole wheat bun
Handful of fresh watercress
6 Slices of thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 Grated carrot
1/4 Sliced avocado
Handful of crispy onion sprinkles
Prepared Hummus

Method:
  1. Cut open a whole wheat bun of your choice.
  2. Smother a thick layer of hummus on each side.
  3. Layer the remaining ingredients.
  4. Close and serve.

Try this Delicious Homemade Hummus

 

Hummus 


Ingredients

1 I tin of organic chickpeas drained and rinsed or 250-300 g well cooked chickpeas
60-70 g of lemon juice (or less and top up with a little water)
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 peeled strips of lemon zest (no pith)
2 tbsp hulled organic tahini
1 tsp of agave or honey
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
cracked pepper
Celtic or Himalayan salt

Preparation

  1. Grind the garlic and lemon zest in a food processor until fine.
  2. Scrape down and process again.
  3. Add all ingredients except olive oil and blend  1-2 mins.
  4. Scape down sides and around the base of the blade, add olive oil, and blend another 2-3 mins.
  5. Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Healthy Peanut Butter

At last a great tasting healthy peanut butter....welcome to Oh Mega. Crede Natural Oils asked me to review their new Peanut Butter range:

  • Enriched with omega-3 flaxseed oil
  • No salt and no hydrogenated fats
  • Sweetened with honey
  • Available in smooth and crunchy
Peanut Butter is loved by both adults and children alike, but due to the high sugar, salt and hydrogenated fat content not something that I have recommended as a sandwich filler until now.

To review the products I called in the lunchbox specialists.....equipped them with jars of both the smooth and crunchy butter and told them to tuck in and give me their verdict.


VOILA! Lots of laughter, fun and tastebud tickling followed. Neither of the girls have been part of a product review before and were quite keen to have themselves heard.



Both of them liked the crunchy... I however, prefer the smooth, don't like juggling bits of nuts on my sandwich. I was expecting a rather bitter flaxseed taste, but Crede has somehow managed to mask the bitter flavour.

One can only pack so many PB & Jelly sandwiches, but with a house filled with Oh Mega jars I sat down and filtered through some of my older posts to compile this list of Peanut Butter Ideas.

15 Other Things to do with Healthy Peanut Butter

  1. Make no bake peanut butter energy cookies.
  2. If you are looking for a decadent dessert that is a healthy treat too try the peanut butter and banana ice-cream.
  3. Whip up a healthy peanut butter smoothie.
  4. Try the cream cheese and peanut butter dip for crudites.
  5. A healthy lunchbox favourite the peanut butter and banana pita pocket.
  6. Looking for something really different? Try these apple sandwiches filled with peanut butter.
  7. Fill a jar with some peanut butter and insert celery sticks for a novel snack on the go.
  8. How about a peanut butter and banana wrap?
  9. Lose the nitrate filled sausage and try the hot banana dog.
  10. Another healthy lunchbox favourite, the double decker peanut butter daisies.
  11. Are you a sushi lover? Try the peanut butter sushi rolls.
  12. Something on a stick, make raw chocolate and peanut butter pops.
  13. Almond and peanut butter stuffed celery sticks.
  14. Raw chocolate peanut butter pudding.
  15. Rolled peanut butter cookie balls.
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Competition: Win a Smooth and Crunchy Oh Mega Peanut Butter Pack

All winners of our contests are chosen at Random.org and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 3 days to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

How to Enter
This giveaway is open until 12pm on Saturday the 30th June 2012. It is open to all contestants in South Africa only.

Follow the instructions below to enter. 

You can leave one comment (entry) or many comments (entries) by picking one or more of the commenting options below.

Each seperate comment will be counted as an entry by the random number generator. You must also leave  a comment in the box below indicating or linking to the page where you have left your comments.

To Enter 
Leave your comments below to qualify for an entry:
  1. Follow my boards on Pinterest.
  2. Pin this post onto your Pinterest boards and submit a link.
  3. @Twitter follow me @debbielangley
  4. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@debbielangley). Here’s a sample tweet you could use or make up your own: Win a CRUNCHY and SMOOTH Oh Mega Peanut Butter from http://thehealthylunchbox.blogspot.com/
  5. Pick your favorite Healthy Lunchbox & leave a comment on that post linking to it below.
  6. Sign up for my RSS feeds
  7. Link to this post (or any of my posts) on your blog.
  8. Post this site onto your Facebook Timeline and leave a comment.
  9. LIKE US on Facebook.
  10. Share another great peanut butter idea in the comment box below.
The Winner will be announced on the 2nd July 2012.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lunchbox idea: Breakfast in a Cup




Found these plastic cups at our local supply shop, they are perfect for breakfast in a cup, big enough to pack a substantial portion to fill a hungry tummy but compact enough to fit easily into lunch coolers. Never thought a plastic cup could inspire so many different lunchbox ideas. They come with lids, which seal the cups to prevent any leakages. Available in packs of ten to fit most household budgets. Create layers in bold, vibrant colours which will add interest to any lunchbox. Experiment with a variety of tastes and flavours. I love being able to see the contents which are usually hidden inside regular plastic containers. Let your imagination run wild...... In a cup....in a cup... in a cup?

Whats inside this cup?

Layered Breakfast in a Cup 

Ingredients:
  • Sugar free muesli
  • Plain organic yoghurt
  • Fruit salad 
Instructions:
  1. Make your favourite fruit salad, this one is made from chopped papino's, mangoes, granadilla's and banana.
  2. Place a layer of sugar free muesli in the base of the plastic cup, I used a boxed brand but you could make your own.
  3. Add a layer of plain organic yoghurt.
  4. Seal the cup.
Experiment with different colours and fruits for interesting effects.

 

More ideas for plastic cups:
  • Frozen smoothies
  • Strawberries and cream
  • Vegetable sticks and dip
  • Layered dips with nacho
  • Plain fruit salad.
  • Vegetable crudites.
  • Flavoured water.
  • Freshly squeezed juice.
  • Layered salads.
  • Plain salad cups.
  • Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Pastas
  • Dips
These plastic cups have somehow inspired quite a few lunchbox ideas. Subscribe to the RSS feed to see what else pops up in the next lunchbox cup soon.

More ideas in a cup Strawberries and Cream.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

10 Tips to Remember When Packing a Healthy Lunchbox

  1. Plan Ahead. (Failing to plan is planning to fail.) Preparing lunches or at least your lunchbox plan the night before gives you more flexibility and control. If you try and squeeze your lunchbox prep into the morning chaos your nutritional and creative intentions will fall by the wayside. You need to keep a regular checklist of usual lunchbox fillers in your pantry and ensure that these popular items are always in stock. Make notes of any new recipes you want to try and purchase the ingredients on a weekly basis. Creativity doesn't spark under pressure..... and pressure leads to quick junky fillers.
  2. Keep it fresh. We should be eating at least 7 to 9 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables each day to provide our bodies with the right amount of vitamins and minerals it needs to function at peak performance. Make fresh fruit and veggies your primary lunchbox focus and tick off a few.
  3. Water is best. We can live for weeks without food but only a few days without water.  We have forgotten what a wonderful nutrient it is and how essential it is to life and our everyday bodily functions. So, if your child is not having enough water on a daily basis they could be suffering from a mild form of dehydration causing ‘brain-stress’ which can cause them to simply “switch off” exacerbating many learning difficulties and affecting optimal daily functioning and performance in many other different ways. Fill the beverage bottle with water.... click here for ideas on how to flavour water.
  4. Pack it properly/Invest in a good lunchbox container. What looks good at 6.30am in your home kitchen might not look so appetizing three hours later. Fruit juices run, bread gets soggy, and apples turn brown. Put some thought and effort into preserving your work of art so that it still looks like a mouthwatering masterpiece at break time. Invest in a good quality lunchbox, divisions works well or try the Laptop Lunchbox or EasyLunchbox System.Don't forget the ice packs to keep the lunch box cool and fresh.
  5. Stay away from the packets.  In the morning rush hour, amidst missing hockey socks and forgotten homework we all reach for the packets. Just grab and drop.... but we aren't doing our loved ones any favours. Packets may look good, taste good and also make us feel good but generally they are .... LIFELESS with nothing much to add to our daily well being.
  6. Read the labels. If you are a drop and go lunch mom and feel that you must have the ready made bags on hand, READ THE LABELS. No I am not referring to the brightly covered front that highlights it's "sugar free" or "low in fat" these are just sales gimmicks. Read the nutritional ingredients on the back (you will usually need a magnifying glass to view it effectively, so don't leave your glasses at home) and find out what has been added to make this taste so good. Avoid all items that are packed with preservatives, colourants, flavourants, sugar and anything that you have never heard of before.....if it looks like greek it's definitely not good for you. Better still bake your own muffins, breads and healthier snacks when times allows and freeze for later use.
  7. Be creative.  A sandwich, apple or piece of cucumber can take any form. Haul out those cookie cutters that have been gathering dust in your bottom drawer, add some colour, special theme or simply change your fillings and forget about that peanut butter and jello sandwich altogether. Pack something else, there are healthier alternatives out there! Pack some creativity into the process and have fun.
  8. Variety!Variety!Variety! Is your lunchbox predictable?  I just love the taste and texture of a fresh hot cross bun and could eat one every day.... obviously not everyone else does."No, Ma! Not another hot cross bun." Don't pack the same foods continuously, toddlers may like repetition but teens and older children DO NOT. Add variety....
  9. Be generous. Pack enough food to last the whole day, not quite sure how much this is though as Kelsey NEVER seems to have enough.....There is nothing that leads to the tuckshop quicker than a rumbling tummy, so still all hunger pangs with healthy, creative and fun lunchbox snacks.
  10. Feed your inspiration continuously. To be inspired and pack something different each day requires effort. Inspiration runs dry. Sign up to a variety of lunchbox idea sites and keep feeding your brain with new ideas on a regular basis.  As a starting point: 
      • Subsribe to our RSS posts on the right hand side of the page.
      • Like our Facebook page and keep updated on all new posts.
      • Follow our visual board on healthy lunchbox ideas.
      • Sign-up to other sites.
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    Friday, March 23, 2012

    Pinterest: Finding Lunchbox Ideas




    Will the internet ever cease to amaze? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and now Pinterest. Not sure who sent me the original Pinterest link, but I am truly grateful. I have been playing around, experimenting and creating virtual pinboards for the last few days and secretly admit “I am addicted.” As a mom and daily lunchbox fundi I constantly seek inspiration, VOILA a constant stream in full colour.

    Pinterest as described on its website is a “virtual pinboard”. It allows you to collect and share all the beautiful things you find and love. You can browse pinboards created by other people for inspiration or create and build your own.
    People use pinboards to find inspiration, decorate their homes, share their favorite recipes, entertain with flair and plan parties etc.

    What is a board?
    A board is a collection of topic related pins. You can create as many boards as you want and add an unlimited number of pins to each.


    What do you do with Pinterest?
    ·         Collect blogs, images, you tube videos and anything that you love.
    ·         Build a virtual database of inspiration.
    ·         Use it to find ideas and save them for future use.
    ·         Share ideas with others.
    ·         Follow pinboards that interest you.
    ·         Enjoy a constant stream of innovation and ideas.


    How do you add images to Pinterest?
    You can pin an image or YouTube video to a pinboard in one of the following ways:

    1. Click on an image that’s already pinned to the site and “repin” it to one of your existing pinboards or create a new one. Add a comment below the image. You can also like an image without repining it to one of your own boards. Find inspiration on the home page, or choose one of the tabs along the top of the homepage to see what has been recently pinned by people you are following or simply search in general categories of interest.

    2. Add the “Pin It” button to your toolbar, by following instructions on how to drag and drop the bookmarklet. This will enable you to pin an image of choice directly from any website onto one of your pinboards. 

    3. Upload images directly from your computer or add an image via its URL. This is very simple to do, and can be done by clicking on the “add” then “pin”  buttons in the top right hand corner of the Pinterest website.

    Select the appropriate pinboard and add a comment to each image. This will help you remember why you pinned the idea.

    Please pin one of your favourite http://thehealthylunchbox.blogspot.com images and help us grow, or enjoy “repinning” some of  my favourites here Lunchbox Ideas.




    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Sandwich Ideas




    Found this selection of sandwich ideas at party pieces . These sandwiches will add fashion and flare to any party platter but will also add punch to any lunchbox. 10 Great sandwich ideas in one place. With 10 days of sandwich inspiration......can I pack a boring one again? Thank you to Sarah Winterbottom for this great article.

    Top 10 Party Sandwich Ideas

    Sandwiches are an essential ingredient to a party tea! We’ve come up with some fun and creative alternatives to the traditional tea sandwich which children will just love! Be imaginative with different kinds of breads, tasty fillings and ways of serving them. Here are our top 10 ways to sandwich in style! Serve on our party platters »

    1. Party Roll-Ups: a great alternative to the bread sandwich! Spread guacamole over tortilla wraps and top with any other finely chopped fillings you wish.  Roll the tortillas lengthways and carefully cut into three rolls. Serve individually on themed cocktail sticks. Experiment with different fillings.
    2. Shaped Sandwiches: these are really easy to make and are a great way to fit with your party theme using shaped cookie cutters. Create your sandwich as normal and use small cookie cutters to cut out the shapes. Experiment with different spreads and fillings such as ham and cheese, marmite and butter or smoked salmon and cream cheese. Try and use pre-sliced or spreadable fillings as this will prevent the shapes falling apart once cut.
    3. Party Panini’s: These look great and are a more substantial tea time option. Pre toast your Panini’s and fill with shredded chicken, tuna mayonnaise or cheddar cheese. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes or salsa and then slice into child size portions. Warm slightly before serving.
    4. Rainbow Sandwiches: Make a 4-layer sandwich, alternating between buttered slices of white and brown bread. Fill the layers with three contrasting, smooth-textured fillings such as cream cheese, guacamole and marmite. Cut the crusts off the stack and slice into strips, then bite size pieces.
    5. Party Discs: Cut out circular bread discs using a small cookie cutter. Fill an icing bag with a tasty dip, such as taramasalata and carefully squeeze onto the circular disc. Experiment with different sandwich fillers or dips and decorate with contrasting garnishes.
    6. Frankfurter Pinwheels: Cut the crusts of a loaf of unsliced bread. Slice lengthwise and roll out to obtain long rectangles of bread. Butter one side and spread thinly with tomato ketchup. At one end place a pre-heated frankfurter (for centre of pinwheel). Roll up firmly over the sausage and seal edge with a little butter. Cut each roll into bite size pinwheels and place onto cocktail picks. For variations use asparagus and cream cheese, banana and chocolate spread or cheese slices and marmite.
    7. Party Canap├ęs: a fun and tasty nibble! Roll the bread with a rolling pin to flatten. Trim off crusts and spread with butter and a tasty spread. Jams, peanut butter and marmite work best for these as they act as a glue when you roll them up. Roll up the bread tightly and cut into mini rolls.
    8. Strawberry hearts: place ½ cup of cream cheese, a handful of sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon of superfine caster sugar into a small food processor. Mix until smooth. Spread strawberry cheese over bread and layer with thinly sliced strawberries. Cut out using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Cover the top of each heart with a thin layer of cream cheese and sprinkle with edible pink glitter to serve
    9. Mini salsa pittas: place the mini pitta breads in the oven to warm and brown slightly. Fill with a variety of fillings such as cheese, lettuce and tomato salsa. Once filled place on serving tray and pop in the oven to warm slightly before serving.
    10. Finger Sandwiches: although you might think they are boring, at least you know everyone will like them! Be sure to cut off the crusts before serving and have a selection of brown and white bread.
    Favourite fillings …
    Smoked salmon and cream cheese / butter and marmite / egg mayonnaise and cress / chocolate spread and banana / cream cheese and strawberry jam / guacamole (not spicy) /  humous / cheese, ham (slices) and mayo / smoked salmon taramasalata / tuna mayonnaise and dill.

    TOP TIPS
    • Small bite size sandwiches are best and easy for children to nibble on.
    • Have a tempting selection of different shapes and flavours as children love to choose their own party food.
    • Remember that the look of a sandwich will encourage even the least hungry party-goers to have a taste so make them as interesting as possible.
    • Keep fillings simple and child friendly
    Written by:

    A mum of 3 young children and declared socialite. Sarah loves home entertaining and being a mum. A regular blogger and shopaholic she shares her latest children’s product and home entertaining finds and ideas to inspire others on how to make family and socializing fun.




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    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Lunchbox DVD: The Visual Guide: How To Make A Healthy Lunch For Kids




    I purchased a copy of  the Lunchbox DVD: The Visual Guide: How To Make A Healthy Lunch For Kids a few years back. The DVD is jam packed with many useful hints and tips on how to pack a healthy lunch, it is a worthwhile investment if you want to learn everything there is to know about packing healthy lunches.

    The Lunchbox DVD: The Visual Guide: How To Make A Healthy Lunch For Kids


    DVD Chapters
    1. Opening
    2. Seven layer Lunch
    3. Layer 1:Presentation
    4. Themes
    5. Helpful hints: Lunchbox Safety
    6. Colour
    7. Smell
    8. Texture
    9. Flavours
    10. Shapes and Sizes
    11. Sizes
    12. Helpful Hints: Role Modeling
    13. Layer 2: Main Course
    14. Breads
    15. Soft Spreads
    16. Peanut Butter & Jelly
    17. Lunch Meats
    18. The Sandwich
    19. Bread Shapes
    20. Quesadilla's & Wraps
    21. Breadless Sandwich
    22. Pasta
    23. Rice, Soups & Beans
    24. Helpful Hints: Learning Nutrition
    25. Layer 3: Vegetables
    26. Blending & Blanching
    27. Cutting & Slicing
    28. Cutting Cucumbers
    29. Cutting carrots
    30. Fun Shapes
    31. Cutting Celery
    32. Helpful Hints: Teaching Nutrition
    33.  Layer 4: Fruit
    34. Cutting & Slicing Fruit
    35. Apples
    36. Helpful Hints: Offering New Foods
    37. Layer 5: Snacks
    38. Chips & Dips
    39. Nutritional Bars
    40. Helpful Hints: Meal Planning
    41. Layer 6: Beverage
    42. Infusing Water
    43. Juice, Smoothies & Teas
    44. Helpful Hints: Pre-Making Lunches
    45. Layer 7: Fun
    46. Toys, Crafts & Games
    47. Helpful Hints: Containers
    48. Final Lunchbox Ideas
    49. Closing
    The Lunchbox DVD is based on the 7 essential layers. The Seven Layers represent the seven components (of both food and fun) for making healthy, creative kids meals. Designed by Laura Pasetta. The Seven-Layer Approach provides fun for the kids and balanced nutrition in every bite. Best of all, these ideas are quick, convenient and easy to use! Learn more about each layer in the Lunchbox DVD.

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        Wednesday, March 14, 2012

        Whole Wheat Bread Recipe




        My mum receives many compliments on her homemade whole wheat bread recipe. It is one of those tried and trusted family favourites that you can always count on. Takes only a few minutes to prepare and leaves the mouth watering for a second slice every time. The proof is in the pudding just wait till you taste it.
         
        This whole wheat bread makes the perfect lunch box staple, it's nutritious, filling, easy to make and has five star flavour.

        Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe



        Ingredients:
        2 Cups Whole wheat flour
        1.5 Cups Bran or Rolled Oats
        1 Cup Seeds or 1/4 Cup Raisins
        1 tsp Salt
        2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
        500ml Buttermilk
        2 Tablespoons Honey

        Method:
        1. Mix all together.
        2. Bake at 180 C for approximately 50-60 minutes.
        (Couldn't draw out the method at all it's as easy as this.)

        We love it:
        • Plain lightly smeared with butter.
        • Topped with mashed avocado, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled with black pepper.

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        Tuesday, March 13, 2012

        Waste Free Lunch: Laptop Lunches




        Can we help save the planet? Yes, through a waste free lunch program. I detest litter, always have and always will. Recently I confronted the driver of the car ahead of me after witnessing him throw an empty coca-cola can into the veld. "Sir, you dropped your can." My daughters were nonetheless cringing in their car seats pretending not to know me.... they obviously have not developed my hate for litter yet. We add to waste everyday day by packing disposable lunches, by packing a waste free lunch we will help save the planet and save money. Wake up World! Save the Planet! 

        Total spend is calculated in American dollars......simply convert into your own currency to see the savings.


        What is a waste-free lunch program?

        (Sourced from: http://www.wastefreelunches.org/what-is-a-waste-free-lunch-program.html.)

        A waste-free lunch program begins with a statement. A school community decides that it is going to make waste reduction on campus a priority, and one of the best places to start is with lunch and snack waste. Whether the majority of students brings lunch from home or buys it at school, there's almost always room for improvement. A waste-free lunch program is a process of educating students, parents, and school staff about where our trash ends up and how we, as individuals, can reduce the amount of trash we generate. Waste-free lunch programs favor the use of reusable food containers, drink containers, utensils, and napkins. They discourage the use of disposable packaging, such as prepackaged foods, plastic bags, juice boxes and pouches, paper napkins, and disposable utensils.

        What does a waste-free lunch look like?






        A Typical American Lunch (DISPOSABLE)

        • sandwiches sealed in plastic bags
        • fruits and vegetables in plastic bags
        • prepackaged chips, cookies, fruit bars, granola bars, cheeses, and fruit leathers
        • prepackaged yogurts, applesauces, and puddings
        • crackers, pretzels, chips, and other snack foods sealed in plastic bags
        • disposable juice boxes, juice pouchs, soda cans, water bottles, and milk cartons
        • plastic forks and spoons
        • paper napkins
        • reusable lunchboxes and disposable paper and plastic bags





        A Waste-Free Lunch (REUSABLE)

        • sandwiches and other main dishes, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and treats in a reusable lunch container
        • cloth napkins
        • stainless-steel forks and spoons
        • reusable drink containers
        • reusable lunchboxes
        *With this type of lunch, lunch food items can be bought in larger quantities. The packaging can be left at home for reuse or recycling. Waste-free lunches are not only a wise environmental choice, but they are less expensive as well.

        What does it cost to pack a waste-free lunch?

        A Disposable Lunch
        1 egg salad sandwich $1.25
        1 yogurt .85
        1 granola bar .45
        1 apple .30
        1 package of carrots and dip .65
        3 plastic bags .12
        1 juice pouch .35
        1 plastic spoon .04
        1 paper napkin .01
        TOTAL $4.02
        A Waste-free Lunch
        1 egg salad sandwich $1.25
        1 serving of yogurt .50
        1 serving of granola .35
        1 apple .30
        1 serving of carrots and dip .25
        water 0
        cloth napkin 0
        stainless steel spoon 0
        packaging 0
        TOTAL $2.65















        The Bottom Line
              

        Disposable Lunch Waste-Free Lunch
        $4.02 / day $2.65 / day
        $20.10 / week $13.25 / week
        $723.60 / school year $477.00 / school year







        723.60 - 477.00 = $246.60 savings per school year per person

         

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        Monday, March 12, 2012

        Lunchbox Ideas: Ecozip


        I am always looking for new lunchbox ideas, today I stumbled across these Ecozip bags something I haven't seen before. I love innovation. I love novel lunchbox ideas and I love finding things that have many uses. Definitely the first multipurpose plastic bag I have come across. Lugging plastic lunchboxes around on school outings is a pain....and now there is Ecozip. Perfect for hiding snacks in your bag to reach for when hunger strikes.
        You get 2 bags in 1. Store a sandwich in one bag and a snack in the other or open the middle zipper and use one big bag. Totally recyclable and BPA free.

        Finally a lunchbox idea with more than one use.


        Use Eco zip for:
        • Lunchboxes
        • Leftovers
        • Wet and dry snacks
        • Travel
        • Pre-prepped food
        • Scrapbooking
        • Pens and pencils
        • Hairgoodies
        • Buttons
        • Toiletries
        • Make-up
        • In the kitchen
        • Around the house
        • On the go
        The Snack Sandwich, Quart and Gallon boxes are $3.99 each.
        Find out more at ecozip-bags.com.

        More lunchbox ideas: Free printable lunchbox notes.