One of my goals when I Greened Our Lunchboxes this fall was to stop buying plastic baggies, both for the financial cost and the environmental cost.
I picked up some Wilton silicone baking cups at Michael's with their 50% off coupon (making them $5 for 12) and am using them with our EasyLunchboxes. I like how you can separate the wet foods from the dry in the large compartment. When we've made our own “Lunchables,” you can keep the cheese from getting the crackers soggy by containing the cheese in a silicone cup.
For this lunch, my son took leftover chicken tenders from dinner the night before, with honey mustard and BBQ dips, along with his fruits, veggies and dessert. I was skeptical that the dips would stay contained, especially when I saw him swinging his backpack around at his friends at the bus stop, but they did. He was thrilled with lunch and loves having alternatives to sandwiches. I love using leftovers!
See the other ways you can Green Your Lunchbox, saving money in the process.