If it was up to The Goose, he would buy lunch at school every day. It’s not that he doesn’t like homemade lunches. It’s just that he gets bored with the same sandwich, vegetable, chips combo everyday. Sure, I change it every once in a while, with a Lunchable from the grocery store or some chicken nuggets in his Thermos. But overall, lunches were pretty much always the same.
But then I saw the Yumbox and knew that it would be the answer to all of our problems.
So, what is a Yumbox?
Basically, it is a Bento box. But it is also so much more. The Yumbox lets you pack wet foods (like ranch dressing) in the same container as dry foods (like graham crackers) without worrying if the liquid will leak. The lid forms a seal around each compartment (our Yumbox has six compartments).
Originally, I bought the Yumbox because The Goose asked for a veggie plate for lunch, and I knew there was no way I could pack that many foods into a normal lunchbox. But with the Yumbox, it is possible.
What I like most about the Yumbox is that I can pack a variety of foods in The Goose’s lunch, but he only has to open one container. This means that it takes him a LOT less time to get his lunch out, giving him more time to actually eat.
I also like the small compartments, because they let me put just a taste of lots of different things in his lunch, and he never gets bored. Plus, it keeps me from resorting to a sugar and carb filled PB&J. Instead, I give him a handful of cubed ham, a few crackers, cheese and veggies. Best of all, it helps the environment because I’m not sending his lunch in sandwich bags or pre-packaged bags. (This saves us money, too!)
The one thing that gave me second thoughts about buying the Yumbox was the price. (Ours was $29.99). But think about it – that is equal to about 10 school lunches. And, since The Goose takes lunch in his Yumbox at least three times a week, for us the cost was absolutely worth it.