Lunch Box: Spaghetti with Beef Sauce
Every lunch box that I make I put much thought into it and like I said milion times before I talk to my kids what would they like.
A: Look for the boxes that have clear written label that they are BPA FREE just in case if they are plastic-
BPA stands for bisphenol. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960’s.
Seeking out BPA-free products may not always be easy to do. Some manufacturers do label their products as BPA-free, but some do not. If a product isn’t labeled, keep in mind that most aluminum cans or bottles have linings that contain BPA, while steel bottles or cans do not. Polycarbonate plastic is generally hard, clear, lightweight plastic. It often has the No. 7 recycling symbol on the bottom. (source Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.from Mayo-clinic)
- If Beef sauce and/or Pasta is from night before preheat it, then let it cool down for at least 5 minutes or so before packing. I pack it in the thermo container, safe to handle hot/warm meals.
- Make your lunch box rich and balanced. Giving kids fresh fruits and veggies will not only make lunch box bright, happy or beautiful but full of nutrition. Give them choices, it’s not gonna be a waist because they talk with other kids and not even realizing that they are eating power food!