I’m always on the look out for shortcuts in order to save time packing lunches and snacks to go. While browsing my photo gallery today I was reminded of three new time savers that really helped me out this year. And all three of my new time savers use the largest set of the LunchBots Clicks for storage.
The Clicks are airtight stainless steel food containers with easy snap on and off lids. The Clicks can go in the oven, refrigerator, and the freezer.
The largest set is LARGE and includes one container with a capacity of 7 cups and one container with a capacity of 11 1/2 cups.
1. SHORTCUT #1 Homemade Bulk Snacks
For a family movie night, we were popping organic popcorn in coconut oil (YUM!) and I decided to make an extra batch. Stored in the air tight stainless steel container, I had a quick snack on hand that stayed fresh for weeks.
I’ve also made large quantities of almond butter balls, gluten-free muffins, and egg muffins that I froze for quick and healthy snacks.
2. SHORTCUT #2 Organic Fruit Year Round
Costco had the sweetest organic grapes for sale last fall and I stocked up, washed, and froze them so we could enjoy grapes for a few more months to come. They were sweet enough to eat for dessert and tasted like mini popsicles.
This was so helpful that in the future, I’ll buy fresh organic fruit in bulk when it is in season (and less expensive) and wash and freeze to enjoy throughout the year. Sure, it is great to eat with the seasons, and it would be great if we grew our own produce, raised our own chickens for fresh eggs, and the list goes on…
3. SHORTCUT #3 Salad Bar Extravaganza
When I chopped up all our raw vegetables on Sunday we had salad fixins available for a variety of meals at home and on the go. We use them for “salad night” dinner where everyone mixes their own creation, taco toppings, work lunches and school sides with a dip.
At the end of the week, my husband combined the leftover lettuce, all the other remaining vegetables, and some grilled chicken for his work lunch. Now that’s a BIG SALAD!