There was quite a bit of interest when I posted the photo of Zoe’s lunchbox, so thought I would tell you a bit more about it, and let you know what other containers we use.

Yumbox and Snack ContainersI chose the Yumbox, as I liked that it had the individual compartments, and the lid, as you can see from the picture, seals them so they are separate from each other. You can put hummus or dip or something and it won’t run from one compartment to the next. Amazing! This way I know that when Zoe opens it up (it’s easy for her to open) her grapes aren’t going to be covered in hummus. Not that she’d probably care, I’ve never known her to turn down grapes – and she does have some strange dipping habits. Blackberries with garlic hummus? Apples with honey mustard? Mmmmm……I ordered our Yumbox online, from, but there is a Canadian website called Fenigo that sells them too. For days when we are packing a sandwich, I use the Sistema sandwich containers (made in New Zealand, but available in Canada and the US – randomly, I found them at Old Navy once?!).

IMG_1744 (1280x960)The other containers we use are the Dr Brown’s Snack-A-Pillar, which come in a set of four, and can either be used separately, or screwed together to create a tower, or snack-a-pillar, if you will. These are perfectly sized for taking along some cut fruit, a muffin, crackers, etc. I do find that when they’re screwed together, you lose a bit of real estate in the bottom ones as the upper one encroaches in the space. I still love them though! I tend to colour code them – blueberries in the blue one, tomatoes in the red, to help me remember!

I also use these reusable snack bags a lot. There are a lot of options for these out there, the ones I have are Colibri brand. That’s what the store had when I needed them, and I like the prints. They are machine washable, and have certainly saved on all the ziplocs!

Anything to make life a bit easier! I’m also fond of my new coffee mug!

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