Safe & Convenient Lunchboxes: What do you use?
As back-to-school quickly approaches, I've been spending (potentially) unhealthy amounts of time thinking about lunch boxes. We've discussed plastics aplenty over on Activistas, but other than health concerns, which may or not be relevant to tupperware (anyone?), they tend to have shorter lives in our kitchens and long ones in the land fill. Any suggestions out there for a mama trying to avoid plastic bags and tupperware for packing lunches?
I've heard good things about To-Go Ware, but wonder if it's too complicated (and heavy) for really young kids. These laptop lunch boxes, which are plastic, but definitely the safe kind, seem to be all the rage (and are sold at the Oregon Center for Environmental Health). They have lots of little compartments, which I've heard leads to very creative (and balanced) lunches, what with a mama's need to fill them all with something different. I'm inclined towards the very cute, lightweight, reusable bags like those made by Crocodile Creek and others, but that still leaves the need for tupperware/bags for actual food-packing. What do you do? Any suggestions?