As you’ll know after reading this post, my firstborn is headed to ‘big school’ next year. Amongst other monumental changes, this means a proper packed lunch! We’ve been lucky that the kids Pre-Primary provides breakfast and a cooked lunch, as well as an afternoon snack, so we haven’t had to pack too much of a lunch box just yet. Oli is absolutely thrilled he can have a variety of snacks in one lunch box, without having all his snacks touching, and Soph was beyond excited to get to choose her very own CRUNCHKIN sticker to personalise her lunch box.
The wonderful team over at CRUNCHBOX sent us two boxes to try and I’m absolutely blown away by them – they’ve revolutionised the term ‘packed lunch’ for me!
So what’s so fabulous about the CRUNCHBOX?
The CRUNCHBOX is a lunchbox designed with individual compartments (you can buy either a 3 or 5 removable layout compartment.
The CRUNCHBOX has one unique single leakproof lid that seals all the food compartments individually without any leaking between compartments.
The pre-portioned illustrated trays (fruit, veg, protein, dairy and carbohydrate) will help to guide you on both a balanced and well portioned lunch box. You can simply buy a new insert to switch between portions rather than having to buy an entirely new lunch box. The CRUNCHBOX team encourages healthy eating habits.
This lunchbox is perfect for younger children, providing space for a variety of smaller snacks with the compartment layout. The dimensions of the box are 220 X 170 X 60.
CRUNCHBOX is proudly designed and manufactured in South Africa – designed by a Mom of three (Vanessa Gardner), It’s made of BPA-free plastic and the inner compartments are dishwasher safe!
The CRUNCHBOX means you can now eliminate all unnecessary packaging. Clingfilm, ziplock bags, foil and extra packaging can now be a thing of the past – you can pack with a conscience! Reuse, Reduce and Save!
CRUNCHBOX is highly durable and can be reinvented with a new label year after year. Kids can choose their own CRUNCHKIN character or design from a variety of designs and the boxes come with labels already provided.
The best reason of all? Every CRUNCHBOX bought, feeds a child for day!
“It is an unassailable fact that nutrition enables learning. Children need a varied and balanced diet, while parents strive for convenience and simplicity. I believe CRUNCHBOX provides the solution.”
Here’s a week’s worth of inspiration for you in our brand-new CRUNCHBOX’s – keep in mind I only used the illustration as a guideline and sometimes swopped the food group’s around to suit what I know my own kids would eat and finish.
Monday: Mini cheese griller sausages (Boskruin Butchery make the best ones), strawberry yoghurt, spinach and feta quiche (when I’m feeling lazy I reach for the Woolworths ones), fruit salad and 2 Cereal Biscuits with Oats from Woolworths, but we also like the Bakers Good Morning biscuits.
Tuesday: Mini Margherita Pizzas from Dr. Oetker, baby cucumber sticks, biltong (again, from our favourite Butcher), cut strawberries and Lancewood Spread Delight chocolate flavoured full cream cheese spread to dip into as a treat.
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets from Woolworths (fried in my fantastic Philips XXL Airfryer), Bakers Mini Cheddars, baby cucumber sticks, sliced pineapple, Mini Babybel and Medium Fat Cheesy Wedges wedge from Woolworths.
Thursday: Basil Pesto pasta shells, strawberry yogurt, droe wors sticks, watermelon chunks, 2 Cereal Bars with Oats and a small handful of Alphabet-Shaped Pineapple and Carrot Bites from Woolworths.
Friday: Trying to keep the Sandwich King’s love of bread to a minimum, he’ll have his favourite snack on a Friday – a Peanut Butter with butter sarmie with Nestlé® Milo® Energy Cereal (remember I shared the secret recipe on how to make it, here), Sweet Potato Vegetable crisps, a Clemengold from Woolworths and baby cucumber sticks.
I hope this provides you with some lunchbox inspiration for the last of the 2018 school year and 2019 – with CRUNCHBOX the possibilities are endless!
GIVEAWAY TIME: Mommalikeme is going to be giving away TWO CRUNCHBOXES to one lucky winner! How do you enter? Simply comment on the blogpost below with what you’d like to pack in your CRUNCHBOX for a day, then head over to the Mommalikeme Facebook page doing the same and tagging two parents who would love this for their own children. Multiple entries are allowed and entering on the Mommalikeme Instagram CRUNCHBOX post will entitle you to additional entries. Make sure you’ve liked both the CRUNCHBOX and Mommalikeme pages in order to have a valid entry! The winner will be announced on the MLM Facebook page on Thursday 22 November 2018. Standard T’s & C’s apply – open to SA residents only. *CRUNCHKIN stickers may vary from what is shown in this blogpost.
CRUNCHBOX is on special during November and December and the new school year period for as little as R300 per box (including an insert). This is definitely something you want to add to your Back to School shopping at this low price!