Where I once brown bagged it, I now use a reusable, washable lunch bag. Gone are the plastic, disposable glad ware containers as I now proudly sport my Glass Pyrex containers. Of course you know I pack real silverware and cloth napkins too, but the thing that I figured out last was cutting out my plastic wrap and ziploc Baggie usage.
There are several different companies that make reusable baggies and pockets that are great for transporting veggies, fruit, and trail mix. A great place to start searching for re-usable lunch items is Re-Use It!
I have one that is made by Snack Happens, with fabric on the outside and lined with a plastic type of liner and closes with a zipper. I like this one, and it would be great for kids as its bright and fun.
The ones I really love though are made by Fresh Snack Pack. They use a slightly opaque heavy plastic sheeting and they fold in on themselves, closing with a zelcro strip. I prefer these because I find them easier to wash and care for, and when I'm actually using them, it's much easier for me to identify what is in each pouch, rather than having to unzip to figure out the contents.
They're also great for organizing your picnic fare. These little pouches would be great for storing nuts and dried fruits, garnish items such as croutons or chopped fresh herbs or even chocolates or sweets.
When you have to eat on the go, what kinds of containers do you use? Any Eco-friendly tips to share to turn those brown bags green? Please leave them in the comments!