Thursday, September 14, 2017

This Changed Sack Lunches Forever For Us

If you have a picky eater (or anyone really) that takes lunch to school, the GoStack by Blender Bottle will change your life. Ok, maybe not change it, but it will be a huge game changer in the way you pack school lunch.  I'll talk more about this in a second.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon playing at my sister's house. The weather was amazing so we let the kids run around her back yard for a while and we got to visit. This little man was in heaven! He was so happy to wander around the yard for 2 hours doing whatever he wanted. He's also quite the cheeser. He knows when his picture is being taken.

After dinner last night, I got to work on making J's lunch for the next day.  I always make J's lunch for school and I always make it the night before so it's not such a rush in the mornings. J is a picky eater so it's tricky to come up with ideas for her lunch. One thing my sister taught me was that if you put anything on a toothpick and call it a kabob, kids will eat it.  So these are "pizza kabobs". Tortilla, cheese cube, mini pepperoni layered on a toothpick. 

I'm going to do a full review on these, but I wanted to show you them now too. These are amazing things called GoStacks. They are made by Blender Bottle. One of the things J is picky about with her food is that it touches. She won't eat a grape if it touches her chicken, although she eats both grapes and chicken. So this is a great way for me to pack her lunch without using a thousand zip lock bags. 

J is also not a fan of any veggies. ANY OF THEM. She used to like broccoli, but something changed. She will sometimes nibble on corn, but corn isn't something that is easily prepared in a cold sack lunch. What she does love is sour cream. I know that it sounds gross...but I sent baby carrots with her to school with sour cream (I added the tiniest amount of ranch mix to it) in hopes that she will maybe at least try it. We'll see how that goes. But that's another thing I LOVE about these GoStacks! I can put dips or sauces in them and they don't spill and get all over the place. You know when your kid gets home from school and you open their lunch box and there's some questionable kind of liquid mess? That doesn't happen with these. Everything stays clean and where it's supposed to be. The only liquid in her lunch box is the condensation from her melting ice pack. 

One more thing about the GoStack today (I'm going to do a bigger review soon) You can stack as many together as you want. The tops of the lids stack to the bottoms of the jars and you can use as little or as many as you want. It makes it very convenient to fit it into a sack lunch.  So, if anyone in your family takes lunch to work or school, or if you just need a convenient way to carry snacks with you on the go, get a GoStack, I promise you'll use it all the time, and you'll probably end up buying more. 

Today was my rest day, but I got a pretty good back workout from giving M rides around the house on my back. 

And after running errands, I got home and parked the car and thought "wow, my car smells really clean right now". When I went to take the groceries in, I found out why. The dish soap I bought spilled on the carpet of my car. At least it's soap and fairly easy to clean up. Plus it makes my car smell clean...could be way worse (glad it wasn't the milk). It all came up real easy with a towel and a dish scraper (which we haven't used on any dishes ever...just sticky messes). 

Who has a picky eater/were a picky eater as a kid? What are you tips with that?

Who had a rest day today?