Thank you to Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker for putting together such a great event! Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting or maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. You will need to visit each individual blog to see their daily tips and advise. I am happy to be participating and will be sharing tips on lunchboxes and snacks!
Here are the topics I’ve covered in this series of lunchboxes: Reusable Lunchbox Wares, Sweet GF Wrap Ideas, Packing a Balanced Lunchbox, Stocking Up w/ an Oatmeal Snack Cookie, Lunch on a Stick, GF DF Dips & Spreads for a Lunchbox, 10 GF Wrap Ideas, Making Use of Leftovers, Muffins & Waffles for a Lunchbox?!, Top Foods for a Healthy Lunchbox,
Today’s Theme: Reusable Lunch Wares
Having reusable lunch wares has lots of benefits:
- You’re greatly reducing the amount of waste going into the landfills
- You’re saving $$ (in the long run)
- Kids like the novelty of bright colors and patterns
- You’re being a positive role-model
- You get to make fashion statement!! (:
Here are some wares that we use in our house. We have a nice array, and we keep all of them with self-adhesive permanent labels so that lost pieces get back to us. Our favorite labels come from KideCals. We have tested these labels thoroughly…washer, dishwasher….they stay stuck! I find them so helpful, a little insurance policy for my daughter’s forgetfulness!!
Here are some reusable bags that we currently use. All of them have redeeming qualities and we use them all regularly. I picked these ones as they were the cheapest on Amazon at the time. I was not picky about design, I just selected the one that was the best deal!! You can also check out Etsy and eBay, they also have artisans making these!! Another company, Snack Taxi, contacted me to let me know about their product too, and their bags even have ‘Gluten Free” labels right on the sack! As an added a bonus, in celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, they are offering a 20% discount on all orders, use coupon code CELIAC20.
Having lots of little containers around is very helpful. I purchased a lot of BPA free ones made by Sistema, our favorite!
We love these for the small sizes.
This is one that is super cute and affordable. I have washed them gentle cycle in our front loader when they get too dirty. Maybe not recommended, but they are canvas and get dirty!
This is one of our favorite lunchboxes. It is easy to clean, durable, and has lots of adorable patterns to choose from. We also like the generous sizing.
This a cup we’ve had success with, no leaking, rapid flow – this is not a toddler or baby cup!
Don’t forget to visit each blog to see other helpful advise and hints!
Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures
Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry
“10 Days of Gluten Free” Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!
For this series, I will be offering one lucky reader a $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card! Here are the rules:
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment (WITH an email address to contact you) on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts).
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
- Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
- The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen!