Wean Green’s Back 2 School Guide!

Back 2 School means bagged lunches for most children. It is astonishing how much trash is created from just 1 child every year! Our Back 2 School guide gives you some awesome recipes for filling your Wean Green containers and shares some of our little facts about school waste.

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  1. August 2, 2013
    Christy

    It’s so easy to make baby food now with all the cute containers

  2. August 4, 2013
    Samantha W

    I work at a university and we are making an effort to recycle and reduce.wean green is helping me do my part!

  3. August 6, 2013
    Pat

    I just bought some muslin wipes that I instead use as napkins. Love them!

  4. August 7, 2013
    Lindsey

    I use wean green for the organic baby food we make!

  5. August 7, 2013
    Kellie

    We love to use the toddler pouches by Ella’s Kitchen and some healthy snacks!

  6. August 7, 2013
    Tricia

    Love wean cubes for home made organic baby food!

  7. August 7, 2013
    Kristin Troska

    We create litter-less lunches by coop shopping. We can buy fruits, veggies, nuts, and hummus without extra packaging. Lunch tins filled with fresh foods. YUM.

  8. August 7, 2013
    cynthia beaumont

    looks cool

  9. August 7, 2013
    neelam rajaharia

    I make sandwiches with green veggies for my child and pack them in Wean Lunch Cube.Healthy food in Healthy lunch box.

  10. August 7, 2013
    Angela

    Skinnytaste is one of my favorite food blogs for recipes I can make for dinner then pack for lunch the next day!

  11. August 7, 2013
    Abigail G

    Home made food is always a better and healthier option!

  12. August 7, 2013
    kris Gregor

    I have been trying to make more lunches for my 3 boys. It gets difficult! Last year my oldest only bought a couple of times! I am ready for the challenge again this year.

  13. August 7, 2013
    Candice Dyer

    I try to use items that don’t require condiments or utensils. I’ll make a big batch of home made soup and let my son “drink” it, or I’ll put finger foods like carrots/broccoli with hummus for dipping.

  14. August 7, 2013
    Renee Bendler

    I would love to put my homemade baby food in these!

  15. August 7, 2013
    Andrea H

    I make homemade baby food! No jars, no waste!

  16. August 7, 2013
    Amber

    I love these little containers! SO easy to use and clean!

  17. August 7, 2013
    Octavia Zuniga

    Love how cute the containers are

  18. August 7, 2013
    Nora

    Would love to win I have 5 kids 4 are in school!

  19. August 7, 2013
    Lily

    I make home made baby food in reusable hard plastic jars.

  20. August 7, 2013
    Veronica Velez

    We create a LitterLESS lunch by packing leftovers from dinner and making baby food at home for our little one!

  21. August 7, 2013
    Kasey Wiessinger

    I love to make homemade baby food and store it in my wean greens! I also make travel napkins out of cotton flannel and keep a bunch in the car just in case 🙂

  22. August 7, 2013
    jasmine

    We make sandwiches in reuseable containers amd pack fresh fruit and veg. Also use reuseable drink containers.

  23. August 7, 2013
    Lynette

    I love the Meet the Dubiens site for finding fun ways to make my kids’ lunches!

  24. August 7, 2013
    vicky

    I just love the wean greens for my kids lunches, snacks at home and even my husband steals them for his lunch.

  25. August 7, 2013
    Aun

    I use reusable containers for my kid’s lunches and just bought my first set of Wean Green cubes for my infant to start solids. Can’t wait to try them!

  26. August 7, 2013
    Trina

    We love our wean green containers. My kids use them daily!

  27. August 7, 2013

    Buy reusable containers and wrappers for all of your lunch items – it’ll cut down on litter and save you money in the long run! Also, buy foods that are whole and come in their own natural/edible wrappers. 🙂

  28. August 7, 2013
    Lindsey

    Love the wegreen. So cute and handy!

  29. August 7, 2013
    Michelle

    another plus of making your own baby food is that you can buy organic vegis and it is A LOT cheaper than jarred organic baby food.

  30. August 7, 2013
    Kelly c

    I make baby food and put it in reusable pouches.

  31. August 7, 2013
    TLR

    I love fruits and veggies, homemade tortillas and meat and cheese. Cheese and crackers. anything that I make in my home is good to go! So many yummy things to put in the containers:) I love them because my kids can get in and out of them easily even my little 2 year old. They are spill proof too which helps!!

  32. August 7, 2013

    I like to use reusable containers and reusable cloth baggies instead of things that need to be thrown out. We also use Kor Bottles for drinks instead of individual disposable bottles

  33. August 7, 2013
    Saarah

    Recipe rehab!! So cool!

  34. August 7, 2013
    Ashley

    We use Wean Green containers, lunchskins, and cloth napkins in our reusable lunch bags!

  35. August 7, 2013
    DanV

    We use reusable containers for snacks and sandwiches

  36. August 7, 2013
    Lien

    I pack my daughter a hot lunch everyday with the Thermos Funtainer. It is great to keep food warm until lunchtime. I also use it for day trip so we don’t have to purchase food that they will only take one bite.

  37. August 7, 2013

    reusable containers

  38. August 8, 2013

    Sending finger foods in wean jars is how we do it. Rockin.

  39. August 8, 2013
    Stephanie Armstrong

    Well I don’t have any tips. I don’t pack my lunch but I have a baby starting kindergarten next week and need some tips for him!!

  40. August 8, 2013

    I love the Easy Lunch Boxes site for litterless lunch ideas!

  41. August 8, 2013
    Jen

    Great ideas and delicious recipes!

  42. August 8, 2013
    Tannis W

    Use a reusable lunch bag, cloth napkins and reusable containers such as awesome Wean Green!

  43. August 8, 2013

    I went from homeschooling mom to public school mom at the end of last year so I haven’t had much time to explore recipes, but I love using re-usable containers. I think I’m becoming a hoarder! The recipe that’s #1 on my “to try” list for this coming school year is banana bites! I think I’ve pinned multiple different recipes, there’s a frozen, chocolate-dipped one, a “banana sandwich” using vanilla wafers and this pb-filled one: http://livefreelivehealthy.com/chocolate-dipped-peanut-butter-stuffed-banana-bites/ YUM!!

  44. August 8, 2013
    Lindsay

    We buy food in the regular sized boxes and then pack it up into reusable containers instead of buying prepackaged single serving foods. Same amount of food, but less waste 🙂

  45. August 8, 2013
    Carolyn

    We use Tupperware bento boxes for school lunches

  46. August 8, 2013
    Christina

    Cut up veggies and dip, make a snack tray with meat, cheese crackers. All easily stored in wean green cubes

  47. August 8, 2013
    SweetPanda

    We use reuseable containers for everyone’s lunches in the family and we always bring our own water bottles

  48. August 8, 2013
    Diana

    I use cloth bags, napkins and glass containers. Love Wean Green’s and I wish I had some, but I do not yet!

  49. August 8, 2013
    Sarahgarfunkel@yahoo.com

    Frozen edamame makes great snack

  50. August 8, 2013
    Stephanie C

    I’ve been packing leftovers in glass jars for my husband to take to work with him. Whenever we empty a 12 oz ish size jar it gets washed and reused. 🙂

  51. August 8, 2013
    Sarah

    We started out by buying a really fun robot reusable lunch bag and then made cotton napkins and bought a bamboo spork. We make things homemade or purchase in large containers and just divide up into lunch size Wean Green containers (no plastic baggies or plastic anything!) We bought Semilla snack bags (our favourite by far!) http://www.semillasnackbags.com They are amazing, durable, come in cool patterns, and wash up really nicely! We use a Klean Kanteen rather than bottled water (or juice boxes, but juice is a treat!) We have labelled everything with Mabel’s labels so they come home (We didn’t lose anything in JK!!!) He does not throw anything out. When he gets home, we compost any food waste. (ps- although glass is not encouraged at school, our 4 yr old dropped his Wean Green when we were in for observation and his teacher said he had never dropped it before but this stuff does not break. My kids play with it and drop it and knock on wood, we have yet to break one!)

  52. August 9, 2013
    susan

    We use a Hydro Flask to keep water with us. It cuts down tremendously on water bottles.

  53. August 9, 2013
    Leslie Sharpe

    It looks like the wean tubs will fit in my daughters new bento lunch box. Yay! I’ve been trying to find something in glass that we can safely reheat.

  54. August 9, 2013
    Leslie Sharpe

    These will be great for bento lunches for my daughter.

  55. August 9, 2013

    reusable lunch bag, cloth napkins & snack bags (from http://www.sweetsparrowdesign.com) and reusable containers (WG of course!) 🙂

  56. August 9, 2013
    Mandy

    Making a “spoon salad” to fit into the wean green bowls then including a bamboo spork makes eating lunch easy.

  57. August 10, 2013
    Anna Kankia

    I use stainless steel water bottles as my toddler’s sippy cups. Whatever you put in it is what you get out – no harmful plastic chemicals.

  58. August 10, 2013
    Kayla

    The best organic food! Love making sure the babies have great food to eat

  59. August 10, 2013
    cheryl

    I love using reusable bags or containers in lunches to help have a litter free lunch

  60. August 10, 2013
    Julie

    use wean green for both wet and dry snacks

  61. August 10, 2013
    LISA GILMORE

    We love using our Wean Green containers for simple things like veggies & dip / pretzels & homous! We also use cloth napkins in our take-to-school / work lunches.

  62. August 10, 2013
    Renee Rousseau

    I pack my lunch daily with reusable plastic containers and a double insulated cup. I brew my own ice tea and have a pitcher of it on hand.

  63. August 10, 2013
    Aleasha

    I like using Squooshi packs for my son since I can make my own food for him and reuse the packs. I don’t have to buy any packaged snacks for him.

  64. August 10, 2013
    jenn

    Love being able to provide a variety in various cute containers!

  65. August 10, 2013
    Jenn

    Love your containers!

  66. August 10, 2013
    Jenn

    Can’t wait to try your containers! Looks like a great product.

  67. August 10, 2013

    We’ve gone paper toweless…instead using reusable/washable napkins and such. It would be so cool if I win this.

  68. August 11, 2013

    I love the sushi sandwich idea, gonna try it on my grandkids! I love the wean green cubes!

  69. August 11, 2013
    Rita P

    freeze sliced fruit & yogurt for smoothies

  70. August 11, 2013
    tara

    I work in school cafeterias and it is soo sad to see how much garbage is thrown out at the end of the day. I pack mine and my son’s lunches in reusable containers like wean green!!

  71. August 11, 2013
    Sarah B

    Reusable food containers and lunch bags

  72. August 13, 2013
    LivLaughEat

    I loved making my own baby food – the Wean Green containers were perfect for storing and reheating it. And now, we fight over who gets to use them in their lunch bags!

  73. August 14, 2013
    Marion Millan

    Would love to win the gift certificate!

  74. August 15, 2013
    Jana

    Love wean green, great product.

  75. August 15, 2013

    We try and limit trash at lunch by using reusable fabric baggies and glass containers. Also making food rather than pre packaged 🙂

  76. August 15, 2013
    Brie Gibson

    Use cloth napkins and metal cutlery in lunches instead of disposable.

  77. August 15, 2013
    Sue

    The thing that has made the biggest difference in making our lunches litterless (besides investing in cloth napkins) is I simply no longer purchase things in individual serving sizes. If I have them – for “emergencies” like being short of time when putting lunches together – I will use them when I am feeling lazy. If I don’t have them, they can’t go in the lunchbox. In reality, it takes like 1 extra minute to dump the applesauce into the ween green container (and if I was on top of things, they would be in the fridge from the night before ha ha!), but if I have the option to take the easy way out, I will. So I no longer give myself the option.

  78. August 15, 2013
    Jenn

    Hope I win

  79. August 15, 2013
    Katie

    I am entering the world the packing preschool snacks and will come back to the awesome guide for inspiration!

  80. August 15, 2013
    Laurie P

    would love some wean green product to pack our pasta salads, homemade hummis, and fresh fruits/veggies…

  81. August 15, 2013

    my grandmother makes my kids fabric sandwich and snack bags!

  82. August 15, 2013
    Heidi F

    I like to use reusable sandwich and snack bags and reusable siverware/drink boxes.

  83. August 15, 2013
    Alicia Booth

    I use the ZipList website to organize all the recipes I find online! I have found recipes for homemade ketchup and healthy chicken nuggets, and many others!

  84. August 15, 2013
    Jessie

    <3 reusable containers!