Storage for School Lunch

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We are way past back to school posts as most of us are gearing up for the holidays. Can you believe 2014 is almost over? I can because the boys have misplaced most of their lunch storage containers. For some strange reason it starts disappearing this time of the year.


Last year, I posted about making bento box style lunches for the boys so that their food wouldn’t touch. We’re all addicted to the process now. And, they are easy to pack. I don’t get all fancy like some moms but I do make sure I include a protein, 1-2 servings of fruit, 0-1 servings of vegetables, a grain and dairy. Below are the products we use for lunch.

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kits

“The Rubbermaid 1806231 Lunch Blox – Sandwich Kit is part of the new Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Series which is designed to make taking lunch to school or work more convenient and organized. The Sandwich kit comes with a sandwich container that is designed to fit sandwiches made with either regular or rectangular bread and provides a smaller foot print than traditional food storage, which makes it easier to fit inside a lunch bag. The kit also comes with two sauce containers that are perfect for small side items and one Side container that is great for small portions of items like pasta or potato salad. The kit all snaps together around a medium blue ice block that keeps all of your items cool and fresh for up to four hours. The Lunch Blox system is space efficient and is designed to work together to save space and stay organized in a lunch bag. The pieces of the lunch blox can be configured to fit any lunch bag and work in conjunction with the lunch blox blue ice to keep your lunch chilled for up to four hours. The lunch blox containers are perfectly sized for common foods taken on the go. All Lunch blox containers are Durable and Leak-Proof, as well as Microwave, Dishwasher and Freezer Safe, BPA Free.” –via


Sistema 21470 Hangsell Dressing Pot, 4-Pack

We added these to our lunch making storage system because although the Lunch Blox system is perfect for transporting food it is not all that wonderful for salad dressing. For that we use the Sistema 21470 Hangsell Dressing Pot. And, it can carry way more than dressing. I’ve packed nuts, raisins, granola and other items that only require a tablespoon or two.

According to the product description on Amazon, “Dressing To Go containers are a perfect way to pack your favorite salad dressing or dipping sauce. These handy containers can also be used for storing vitamins or other small items. Each container features a colorful screw-top lid.”


Sistema 21470 Hangsell Dressing Pot, 4 Pack

BlenderBottle GoStak Twist n’ Lock Storage Jars, 4-Piece Starter Pak

BlenderBottle GoStak 150cc 2PakNow this is something for moms on the go.

Last year my husband went to a conference and returned home with the BlenderBottle Go Stak Twist n’ Lock Storage Jars. At first I thought what a waste of money but now I’m hooked. Whenever I have morning errands or an afternoon meeting I fill these containers with healthy snacks like hummus, peppers, carrots, blueberries, etc. They only take up as much space as a bottle of water. Perfect to toss in your purse.

From Amazon: GoStaks are a smart and sleek advancement in portable nutrition. Durable jars secure tightly to carry powders, vitamins, supplements, snacks and more. Whether you pack pre-, intra- and post-workout supplements to the gym, or simply need a versatile system for snacks and small items, the GoStak has you covered.


What lunch gadgets do you keep on hand?

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on

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