It’s Almost Back to School Time!

With summer drawing to a close its time to start thinking about back to school shopping! What better way to celebrate a new school year than a Lunch Box Giveaway! On Thursday, September 1st, the first 12 customers to spend $100 will receive a lunchbox filled with samples of some of our favorite products!

Take a walk around our store and look for tags on our favorite lunchbox fillers.  We have a great variety of products for different personal preferences and diets. Then stop by our housewares section for a great selection of containers and drink-ware that are durable, colorful and eco-friendly!

Packing lunches for your kids and for yourself shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun! Want to make packing lunch just a little bit easier? Here are some tips to help make packing lunches less stressful and time consuming:

  • Purchase multiple compartment-airtight containers to separate food and prevent items from becoming soggy. This can help you save money in the long run instead of purchasing plastic baggies that will only be thrown out.
  • Pack lunch the night before or a few days ahead of time (usually 2-3 days).
    • If you have any down time when cooking dinner you can prep fruits/veggies since the cutting board and knife is most likely out.
    • When cleaning up after dinner set aside some leftovers in a reusable container and you’re all set for tomorrow’s lunch!
  • Packing sandwiches the night before, or even in the morning can lead to soggy bread, but with a few tricks you can prevent this.
    • Protect your bread slices with pieces of cheese, lettuce or lunch meat, then put juicier items like tomatoes, cucumbers and spreads in between so they do not soak into the bread.
    • If sticking with a traditional PB&J spread the peanut butter (or almond butter) on the bread first and then spread the jelly on top of the peanut butter!
  • Pack salad ingredients separate to prevent the lettuce from getting soggy.
  • Have your kids and/or significant other help you pack lunches for the week. Kids can pack what they like to eat and help speed up the process.

Through trial and error you will find out what works for your family and dietary needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment and remember to have fun!

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