Are you, like us, fed up of squashed sarnies and tired Tupperware? If so, a Yumbox may well be the answer to all your lunchbox and picnic woes. We were very happy indeed to make the discovery into the world of the Yumbox and wanted to share it with you.
The clever people at Yumbox have designed a fab range of attractive, stylish and above all practical storage containers. The really clever bit is that they have effectively done the thinking for you, and created compartments for each food group, perfect for those days when you are too frazzled to think straight. You can now simply use Yumbox as a guide for creating a well balanced lunchbox. The 5 compartments include protein, dairy, grains, fruits, veggies and a 6th as a place for your dressing or dip.
My 3 year old son Max was the envy of his friends at his nursery Sports Day recently when everyone gathered for the picnic and he was able to open his very own box of tricks, the Myrtille Classic Blue Yumbox. He loved the jolly Pirate theme and ploughed through his lunch with barely an upward glance – praise indeed! There are a variety of themes and colours including a fun circus theme and pretty fruit & vegetable sketches. In my experience children love having their own ‘kit’ to eat from, yet easily tire of novelty lunch bags, and the compartments of the Yumbox provide a welcome element of surprise, plus the options for variety are endless, helping to avoid that all too familiar lunchbox rut.
An added bonus is that the Yumbox comes with its lid attached therefore eliminating frantic rummaging through your tupperware pile trying to find the correct lid – hurrah! Yumbox washes well, stores easily and is a welcome addition on family days out and receives a big ‘thumbs up’ from the Cooking them Healthy team. We think our delicious salads work particularly well in the ‘grains’ compartment. Why not try our sunny Bulgar Wheat Salad for something different? We are looking forward to trying plenty more combinations over the coming summer months. Some other Yumbox friendly recipes suggestions include :
At £24.95 each, a Yumbox is not the cheapest option, particularly in households with two or more kiddies as inevitably they will all want their own, but we can assure you it certainly won’t be money wasted.
For more information or to place an order take a look at the Yumbox website.