Zero Waste School Lunch with ECOLunchboxes

Zero Waste School Lunch

As whole life unschoolers, our children have the freedom to learn in whatever way they feel is best for them. Syra has decided that she loves Public School and has been thriving there since the beginning of this school year. With the school year winding down, she has a few field trips coming up, including the one to the state capitol tomorrow. ECOLunchboxes just sent me their 3-in-1 box to help reduce our school lunch waste and I figured this was a perfect time to put it to work!

For families that are going green and seeking to reduce their exposure to toxins in plastics as well as waste, stainless steel ECOlunchbox bentos are a great option. You can save more than $450 every school year, by packing zero waste lunches! To learn more about the benefits of reducing dependence on plastics, check out educational information on their website.

Zero Waste 3-in-1 lunchbox

Syra will be taking her packed lunch in the 3-in-1 box, a jar of peanuts (no allergies in her class), a glass bottle of apple juice (found for sale in 4 packs at WalMart), my water Bobble, a stainless steel straw, travel cutlery set and a flannel napkin.

Zero Waste Sushi

I packed her favorite in the bottom level of the 3-in-1 box, Sushi! It has beet, avocado and tuna, plus a dab of Sriracha. The second layer is the home of green beans and sliced steamed eggs (it is easier to peel backyard fresh eggs when steamed instead of boiled). Inside the second layer is where the 3rd box comes in, it is a handy little container with a lid, which could be used for things like salad dressing, or simply to keep that food away from the other stuff in layer two. Alternatively, you can leave it out completely and just use the two layers alone. In her 3rd box, I packed some mixed fruit, then froze it so it will help to keep everything else cool during the trip until lunch time. The cutlery set comes with chop sticks, which is a must have when you are having sushi for lunch!

Zero Waste Cutlery Set

I got the cutlery set from the Wish app for $2 ($1+$1 shipping) and it came with a pair of chopsticks, a spoon, fork and a bag that can be zipped shut. Everything fits neatly inside the insulated lunchbox that I was given by Dannon yogurt back when I went to BlogHer’12.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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