Now that I am making 2 lunches, I was really bugged by how fast I was going through the tiny ziplocs. I tried to use those "fold and close" baggies -- but that's just not enough (and sometimes my children like to challenge centrifugal force with their lunch bags -- so I like to have their items a bit more secure. Anyway I got some of these rubbermaid take along divided containers. I actually like them a lot. I pack a sandwich in one side, and fruit/veggies in the other side and then I throw in a treat and it's done.
But I was wondering if any of you guys have any other ideas? I like not having to bag the stuff a lot. I am hoping that the containers last for a while (sometimes, after using their bags for experiements, I've seen them used in lieu of soccer balls -- although I told Conner if his container broke he'd be paying for a new one out of his allowance). We're also using BPA-free water bottles I found at target. They're working great, I fill them with ice (esp. lately because it's been pretty hot around here) and the kids say they stay cold.
Anyway, lunch. It's my morning. :)