I wrote a bit about this over on Instagram and there was a lot of feedback on your favorites, which I love. First off I was in the market for a bento style solution, a multi-divided container, which I could use to send mostly waste-free lunches.
- Leak proof (between sections and overall)
- At least four compartments as my kids like an assortment of finger foods
- Affordable (I needed at least three in one shot)
- Able to fit into a standard insulated lunch bag
- Easy to open/close (for our three year old)
Back to the drawing board, after much reading and consideration I went with the Yumbox Original. It ticks all the boxes on my wish list. After using them for the last few weeks I have discovered a few other things I like and a few I don’t love.
- I like that I can fit them in our existing lunch boxes plus there is room for more (a sandwich, Squooshi, utensils, etc.)
- The divided tray is labeled with categories like: fruit, veggies, protein, dairy, grains to help trigger you (when you are overtired/rushed)
- I like to pack a variety of foods to keep it interesting , the Yumbox has five compartments plus a dip spot (or for a small treat)
- The boys love them, they are bright and fun
- I ordered them from a great store called The Good Planet Company in Victoria (free shipping on orders over $99)
- For all three it was $155 (more realistic)
- The tray separates from the outer box for cleaning and has indents where water pools so they take a while to dry
- The Yumbox company does not ship to Canada (but you can order from The Good Planet Company in Victoria)
- They probably won’t pack enough food for older children/adults (but there is more room in the lunch bag for additional items and there is a larger option the Yumbox Tapas)
Stay tuned to my Instagram and Facebook page for school lunch related ideas and give-aways!