Sistema Lunch Cube Meets Easy Lunch Boxes Mini-Dippers
I was looking for a better way to pack lunches for the girls and wasn’t sure how much of an investment I wanted to make. I wanted to make the lunches the evening before to avoid the chaos of the morning rush. I looked at a bunch of different ‘bento’ type containers and then Dave suggested some some lunch containers at Old Navy and off I went.
I found the Sistema products near the checkout lanes with a wide variety of size/compartment options. I decided on the Sistema Lunch Cubes (buy) and bought four ($5 each). Each of us have our own cube, but I usually have two in rotation at any time between the girls. The pack in the evening and go in the morning system worked great! It was something I could in between waiting for dinner to cook, or while putting away leftovers from dinner. However, I was still looking for a way to cut down the cost of items going into the containers – mainly yogurt and fruit cups.
Both our girls love yogurt, but I have never found a good way to transport it to school. Any small container I had didn’t really fit into the Glad or Ziploc sandwich containers. Four – 4oz yogurt containers cost about the same a large container of yogurt (CRAZY!) I did some research, and someone mentioned the Easy Lunch Box Mini-Dippers (buy) fit into the Sistema Lunch Cubes – SCORE! I finally caved when it was time to order some holiday gifts and I needed something get us to $25. The Mini-Dippers arrived a few days later and I couldn’t be more happy! All eight BPA free containers fit into one Sistema Cube – not that I’d need that many but awesome!
The Easy Lunch Box Mini Dippers hold 2.5 oz – less than the girl’s current yogurt container, but now I can pack an extra vegetable or fruit, or two containers filled with yogurt if I like (but there’s cheese for more dairy!) The girls will eat vegetables if given any amount of ranch dressing or ketchup (ew?) At Thanksgiving I made a vegetable tray and mixed some bottled ranch dressing with plain greek yogurt. The kids (and adults) devoured it….GONE…all of it! I thought maybe it’d work in their lunch boxes, and yes it did!
The layout options are endless and the Mini-Dipper lids hold the liquid in great. The lids are easy enough to get off, but not too hard they’ll just ‘pop off.’ My bento collection grows!
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