Picture this: a newly-minted toddler sits on his mom’s lap while she tries to feed him chicken and sweet potato and maybe (just maybe) some pinched pieces of bread. He’s struggling to get out and explore the world, and despite his mom’s continuous efforts to get him to eat he just won’t do it.
Oh, this is my story like every day. Just in case you didn’t catch that 😉
The thing is that Wes will refuse to eat, throwing his food on the ground much to the pleasure of two very eager dogs, and then get to the point when he’s exploding that’s he’s just starved. More often than not, this ends up happening at a friend’s house, during a play date, or while we’re visiting family. So what’s a mom to do?
Well, let me also tell you this: lately I’ve been reading 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker (interjection – this is a must read the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while. I am considering buying a copy for every person I know), and the chapter on waste has really been weighing on my heart heavily. This is an important point because…
I have figured out a way to finally save food for Weston from restaurants or from home that makes it easy to carry no matter where we go. Glad has always been our plasticware of choice, but I have to tell you guys that I’m loving the sizes of the To-Go Lunch and Entree versions. They’re perfect for any number of foods, and the Glad Cling Wrap is perfect for wrapping up snacks before we head out to a park or friend’s house. I personally like to wrap up carrots, cheese, mango and avocado for Wes in small bundles in the Cling Wrap, then put them in the larger entree container to keep it all together. It makes our eating efforts seamless and clean, and I love that I can wash and reuse the containers as needed.
Also, with all of my cooking we practically live on leftovers. I use the Lunch containers to store salads and/or soups for Nate and I to enjoy the next day. If we have a meal with a protein and more traditional side dish, into the Entree size they go! I also like to use the Lunch sizes to aid in cooking prep – if I’m chopping a bunch of veggies for soup later that night, I can put them all in the container and store until I need to use. This also helps on Sundays when I try to get most (if not all) of my prep work done for the week – chopping onions, carrots, celery, making sauces or stocks, or washing fruit to eat for breakfasts or snacks.
I’ve shared with you guys how much I love being a mommy, which is by far the best job in the world. In addition to mothering, though, I also have essentially a 40-hour work week with blogging and freelance projects, plus homemaking and then trying to make a little time for Nate and myself every day. I love every single thing I do, but having something like these Glad containers that certainly helps with the whole streamlining process, making it easier for me to give my all to the rest of it!
Click here to Inspire your Lunch with Glad. Create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Timing of the Glad Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28
Steps in entering the contest:
Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery that most inspires you to get started pinning.
Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches”
Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description.
Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to the original photo and submit your board.
If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.
Visit Glad’s page on BlogHer for more ideas!