A few things are really important to me when I’m packing Mike’s lunch. I do my best to provide a healthy, homemade meal. I usually pack dinner leftovers, homemade yogurt, fermented veggies, and a piece of fruit. It’s also important to me that his food not be packed in plastic, and that there’s nothing he’ll need to throw in the garbage.
I prefer glass food storage containers and have been using Anchor Hocking glass containers for years. I learned about their TrueSeal lids from the Wild Mint Shop and I’m sold on them because they truly don’t leak and they keep food fresher longer. They’re also great for bringing those orange and banana peels back home to put in the compost – which he does faithfully! And because I don’t want to create garbage, a throw away bag is not an option.
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There is a refrigerator where Mike works, but he insists he “wouldn’t keep his work boots in there”. That’s why I love Wild Mint Shop’s PackIt, an insulated, freezable lunch bag. No garbage; no spoiled lunch! The PackIt:
- is roomy
- is free from chlorine, PVC, lead, phthalates and BPA
- is leak proof
- keeps food cold up to 10 hours
- is freezable – no ice pack is needed
- comes in lots of really cute designs
And did I mention that packing a lunch saves money? Research shows that by packing reusable, waste-free lunches over going out to eat, a worker would save $860.60 per year.
Glass vs. Plastic
I know that you already know that glass is a much safer option than plastic. And that you would never, ever put plastic in the microwave. Right? Not only that …
- glass is non-absorbant
- glass is better for the environment
- saves you money over time
- is multi-functional
That Recipe I Promised You
I mentioned that glass is multi-functional. If you’re using an Anchor Hocking glass container, you can not only freeze food in it, you can bake it in as well. And that saves me lots of time when it comes time to pack Mike’s lunch. One of our favorite dishes is quiche, which can be baked right in the glass container. I can then freeze it until I’m ready to pack it for lunch! Personal Size Quiche For the crust:
- 1 1/2 T. butter
- 1/4 c. sprouted wheat flour
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 – 1 T. cold water
Cut butter into flour and salt until the butter is the size of peas. Sprinkle in water, a little at a time. Mix with a fork until the flour is moist and it forms a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured counter and gently place into a 4 cup Anchor Hocking glass container. For the filling:
- 2 slices of crisp bacon, crumbled (optional)
- 1/4 c. shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 T. finely chopped onion
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. heavy cream
- pinch of sea salt
- pinch of pepper
- pinch of cayenne
Sprinkle the bacon, cheese and onion onto the bottom of the pie crust. Beat together the remaining ingredients and pour over the cheese mixture. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 300°. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until the filling has set.
More Great News
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This post was sponsored by Green Sisterhood. All opinions are my own.
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