Join the revolution & take back our holidays!
Change Black Friday into Buy Nothing Day, and don't take your credit cards to work on Cyber Monday.
Shift Your Shopping from mass marketers & big box stores to your local independent retailers & small artisans.
Practice a Buy Nothing Christmas. Instead of buying more things, give gifts of your time, your energy, and maybe even some unwanted things around your home; organize a used items gift swap among your family and/or friends.
I dont cut the crusts off, but if I want to make the sandwiches a bit fancier, I have a couple of those shape cutters for sandwiches, and depending on the size of the bread, they cut most of the crust off. My kids will eat them with or without crusts though, and it is always whole wheat, or other grains. My kids arent big sandwich eaters though. Unless it is something sticky like peanut butter and Jam, they open up the bread and eat all the stuff from the inside. I figure they just dont want the extra carbs
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Which is really really stupid, imho, but I'm only one consumer of millions. I make my own brown bread for every day but my bread doesn't slice into shapes as well as "sandwich" bread so for bento days my kids get the crappy crustless tasteless white stuff.
Exposing my ignorance here, but what on earth is a "bento"??
I agree with everyone about not cutting crusts off. They aren't anyone favorite part of the sandwich, but we all learn to eat them.
I feel the same about peeling/slicing apples. I used to send whole apples with my kids to preschool and I would get left over slices back. What? I guess the teacher thought they needed it cut up. My kids gnawed on whole apples since they had their first tooth... Way safer imo, hard to choke on an entire apple!
Bento boxes are often little cases with layers and/or compartments for food. Not all people use them for this kind of fancy, decorated food; the more 'western' style is a food container that works well for kids' school lunches. I think they're cool. A more common bento looks like this:
Thanks! I definitely don't do "food art"!
I use wet bags (like for cloth diapers) about the size of a large ziploc. I can fit all sorts of containers in there and they wash up well and dry fast