Here are some tips for making your own prepared meals to go.
My kids are busy. Really busy! The more they advance through their extracurricular activities, the more time we are away from home in the afternoons and evenings. That time away means I need to plan ahead for dinner. We usually eat dinner around 5:30pm. 6:30 is late around here. There is no way I am going to skip dinner, so that means dinner on the go!
If you’ve gotten to know me through my blog, you know I am frugal. I hate to waste money. I also try to make healthy choices, so that means we will not grab fast food. I keep some snacks in the car or in my purse, but that won’t suffice around dinner time. So I brown bag it. Actually, we take our dinner to go in a blue thermal bag, so that means we blue bag it.
About six months ago I got these great containers called Easy Lunchboxes. Many of my bento blogger friends have raved about them for years, and I finally got some myself. These are great sturdy containers, but they are a bit big for my daughter’s lunches. She’s not a big eater and usually has a very short time to eat at school, so food gets wasted. I’ve been using them for grown-up lunches and our dinners on the go. In fact, I now call them Easy Dinnerboxes! Here are some of the dinners we’ve packed this summer.
DIY Prepared Meals To Go
Healthy and Balanced Dinners
Brown bagging it (or blue bagging it in our case), doesn’t mean you need to skimp on dinner OR grab some unhealthy fast food. Pack a hearty meal on your own Easy Lunchboxes Dinnerboxes and have little bit of home on the go! These boxes come in 3 different color combos: classic, urban (which I have), and brights. A set of 4 is only $13.95! I love that I can put tomato sauce in them, but they come clean in the top rack of the dishwasher with no red stains!
Which set do you prefer? What will you pack in them?