Packing lunches is our forte. At work, people are amazed at the sensible containers we use. They always have a snap feature, are shaped to match foods perfectly, or just look dang cool. When we received products from GreenPaxx, we thought that we couldn’t wait until lunchtime.
These are colorful—wow!—and made of non-toxic, BPA-free, bacteria-resistant, hypoallergenic and food grade silicone. They are also reusable and a fun way for kids to transport snacks without chemicals, plastic bags or crumbs in the pocket.
There are cone-shaped GreenPaxx that can carry carrot sticks, pretzels, nuts or trail mix. You can also fill them with juice, smoothies or liquid yogurt (Kefir) and freeze them to make ice pops.There is an attached cap (yeah, it won’t get lost!), that creates a seal that is leak proof and air-tight.
The GreenPaxx straws are washable too. They have a larger diameter and are split near the top so you can wash and reuse. (Or put in the dishwasher.)
The final product we tested was a universal cup lid called Cool Cap. It is also reusable and has three rings that stretch to accommodate small to large cups. This way you can create your own tumbler from any pint glass container—instead of relying on plastic. The Cool Cap also has slits where you can push in the GreenPaxx straws.
Change happens in small steps, and the importance of changing just one habit can have a huge impact on your health and the environment. –Cindy Schiff
You can tell some thought went into these. They were designed by a former registered nurse, Cindy Schiff. She wanted a healthy and green way to attend to wasted plastic bags and the like. GreenPaxx also donates to the Ocean Conservancy so whales won’t have to wear plastic-bag hats.
There are a lot of good reasons to check these out. Besides, you may be the envy of your lunch mates.
Find them at Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond; also sold online.
Tips for packing lunches:
- Use these colorful and great shaped objects from GreenPaxx
- Make foods that are easy-to-eat or finger foods
- Prep your foods the night before, so you don’t hit the morning “rush”
- Let kids participate
- Use cutters to vary the shapes of sandwiches, cheese slices and other foods
- Add love notes and draw characters on objects
- Use silicone cupcake liners and roll lunch meats inside to resemble a flower
- Remember to vary bread–how about using pita for pocket sandwichs or tortillas for making wraps?