I just love when I get asked to write a blog post about products that I already use and love. So you can imagine my joy when I got the chance to review Glad food storage containers. I already had a stash of them in my cluttered cabinet. Side note: Am I the only one who just can’t seem to keep her food storage container cabinet organized? I can’t keep my cabinets organized but Glad food storage definitely helps me keep lunches organized and ready to go! They’re easy to clean, seals super tight, and microwave-safe. Here are just a few ways that Glad saves the day when it comes to making lunch for my family!
Hubby’s Lunch-time Salad Fix
My husband is on a diet. This annoys me in three ways. 1.) He already has a great body to me. 2.) He’s constantly coming home from the gym saying, “Wow I’ve lost a pound today!” 3.) I’m 6 months pregnant and feel like a whale! I cheer him on and try to be supportive anyway. I’ve been making him salads for lunch that he loves. I use Glad Entree containers when he goes dressing-free and Glad To Go Lunch containers, which has a dressing cup that snaps into the lid on days when he’s allowed to have dressing. I can prepare and stock a week’s worth of salad in less than 30 minutes. Yeah, he thinks I’m pretty darn amazing.
Mommy’s Lunch Time Fruit Bowl
Around lunchtime I get these intense, I-want-it-now cravings for sugar, usually cakes, cookies and pies. I’ve been arming myself with these mini fruit bowls that I create with Glad To Go Lunch and Snack containers. I cut up various fresh fruits and fill the removable lid cup with homemade strawberry cream cheese yogurt dip. Whenever that 12pm sugar craving hits, I just go grab my ready-to-eat fresh fruit bowl. It really does keep the cake cravings at bay and since it’s already prepped, my laziness doesn’t get the best of me.
Do you guys remember my post on the healthy fridge snack box I made for Isaac? Lately I’ve been making lunches-to-go and let me tell you, I adore them! I’ve been having a ton of afternoon doctor appointments and prepping for baby shopping trips lately. Isaac usually comes along and somehow we started getting into the habit of eating fast food while we’re out and about. Don’t judge me. This had to stop so I created these easy, lunches-to-go! He loves those cracker, cheese and meat lunches we use to get from the grocery store so I created my own, only much healthier and cheaper. Everything, including a juice box, fits perfectly inside of the Glad entree containers. I wrap everything in Glad Cling Wrap to keep it separate. Whenever we go out I just tuck one in my bag and we are set. Ahhh no more mommy fast-food guilt. Well I hope you enjoyed reading about ways that I use Glad food storage for my family’s lunch and that I’ve given you a few ideas. Now I wanna know what are some of your favorite lunch-time tips? Want your chance to win weekly prizes!? Go to www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest/ to Inspire your Lunch with Glad. Create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes. Timing of the Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28 Steps in entering the contest: Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery ( www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest ) that most inspires you to get started pinning. Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches” Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description. Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to ( www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest ) submit your board.
If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.
Visit Glad’s page on BlogHer for more ideas!