This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.
It’s only October, by I feel like I’m already tired of making school lunches and snacks! Now that we are fully back in the swing of school, I’m going to start doing some school lunch prep work to make school mornings less hectic!
My two older boys help put together their lunch, with guidance from me on what to include. They always take a sandwich (or leftovers!) or yogurt with fresh fruit and granola along with a side item and a snack. They know that they have to take a fresh fruit or vegetable for the side item or snack. Thankfully fruit and vegetable snacks are easy to prep and store in the fridge!
Our favorite fruit/vegetable snacks to bring to school are:
- Celery sticks (with or without peanut butter)
- Apple Slices
- Carrot Sticks
- Cubed cantaloupe, watermelon or pineapple
I like to cut up the produce on Sunday evening, to make it easy for the kids to grab and go. They choose which fruit or vegetable they want, grab a reusable snack bag and go!
Rubbermaid® FreshWorks Produce Savers
One of the biggest challenges with prepping fruits and vegetables ahead of time is keeping them fresh. It can be tough keeping the moisture level just right in the refrigerator. Nothing makes me more frustrated than throwing out produce that’s gone bad. Did you know that Americans waste $24 billion of produce per year, which translates to $192 per household?** We recently got some Rubbermaid® FreshWorks containers to try out. Available in new sizes, these containers use patented FreshVent™ technology to help produce stay fresh up to 80% longer!*
The Rubbermaid FreshWorks are available in the following sizes:
- Large Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
- Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
- Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh.
- Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
- Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
- Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.
Win Your Own Rubbermaid® FreshWorks!
If you would like to win your own set of 2 or 3 products from the FreshWorks line, just leave a comment below with your favorite fruit or vegetable snack. Give away is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway expires at midnight on October 30, 2017.
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
**Source: USDA 2014