This post is a collaboration with Woolworths
It’s that time of the year again when we send our little ones off to school and we start the daily lunchbox packing. Now, I know it can be tricky to find the right lunchbox and to know what they need for school, so I thought I would put together my supermarket lunchbox guide with the “must have” lunchbox gear for 2019. Everything listed is easy to pick up in a single grocery shop at Woolworths, so there is no need to run around to different stores.
I couldn’t contain my excitement when I spotted bento boxes at Woolworths this year! It gives parents the option to send bento boxes to school for a budget-friendly price without the stress of our children losing expensive lunchboxes. I couldn’t pick just one, so I grabbed 3 of my favourites to test out.
Here are my “must have” lunchbox products from Woolworths!
Bento Style Lunchbox
My favourite type of lunchbox is the bento style. There is no need for packets, and kids can see everything in their lunchbox easily. With the little compartments, it gives you the option of packing a variety of food in small amounts, which my kids love. These 3 lunchbox varieties range in price from $10 – $15.
Ice packs are a must if you are packing cold foods in the lunchbox. I suggest grabbing a few packets so you always have a stash on hand in the freezer. These Smash ice packs come in a 3-pack for only $4 at Woolworths.
Select a cold bag that will fit in the lunchbox along with the ice pack. Not only will the cold bag keep items cold in the lunchbox, but it will also protect the lunchbox from drops, scrapes and damage.
Munch Crunch Container
Most schools do munch and crunch or crunch and sip, where kids need a small amount of fresh fruit or vegetables to snack on in the morning. Use a smaller, separate container for this so the kids can easily grab it without the need to take out or unpack their whole lunchbox.
When buying a drink bottle, make sure your child can open it and drink from it easily. Also, consider how easy it is to wash and if it can be taken apart to be washed. I like this style without the straw for my girls and I find them easy to wash.
If you like to send yoghurt to school, it’s best to send it in a separate leak-proof container; that way it won’t leak through the rest of the lunchbox.
Tips when packing the lunchbox
- Keep it simple
- Mix it up
- Label it
- Get the kids involved
- Get inspiration online
What to pack in the lunchbox
- Baked goods
- Woolworths Gluten Free Popcorn (10 pack)
- Macro Air-Puffed fava beans
- Macro quinoa puffs
- Woolworths dried fruit
- Woolworths rice crackers
- Woolworths muesli bars
I’d love to know if you are as excited as I am to see bento style lunchboxes available at the supermarket!