Little Miss, and the entire first grade, is going on a field trip tomorrow to the Nature Center and this Mama gets to chaperone. :)
I'm actually excited about it since I haven't done a field trip with her since pre-school... AND it's her first FULL day field trip -- the initial reason why I volunteered... PB&J's are a staple on field trips and even though her class is nut-free, the other first grade classes aren't. However, her teacher reassured me by welcoming me to join and that the kids would be eating lunch with their own class.
I volunteered to be the designated medication holder - epipens, inhalers, benadryl, first aid! I'll also come armed with wipeys and germ-juice! LOL ;)
SO anyways!! That means she and I BOTH needed a picnic, disposable lunch.
We packed Little Miss' lunch inside a recycled strawberry container. (We've done this before - see post HERE.) She loves it!
She has a SunButter & Jelly sandwich on Udi's Cinnamon & Raisin Gluten & Nut Free Bread, along with some Veggie Straws, a cheese stick, and a recycled cupcake liner container used to house her red seedless grapes. Her sandwich and veggie straws are wrapped in wax paper. We have water bottles we're all bringing along for our nature hike, but I stuck a small juice box in the container as well for a little extra something. :)
I had to seal it with a Hello Kitty ribbon, like I have in the past. That's her favorite part. ;) lol
Mama has a SunWise Sunflower Seed Spread & Jelly pocket sandwich and a cheese stick too. I have baby carrots and red seedless grapes inside paper cupcake liners. My container is a recycled container that came from the fella's Old Wisconsin Beef Sticks. I love repurposing containers!
The great thing is our Nature Center has recycling, so we have barely ANY waste!
We're able to recycle after lunch our containers, the wax paper (yes - they accept mixed paper blends), the paper liners, etc. Score!
I think the only "waste" will be the juice box, my sandwich wrap, and cheese wrappers! It could've potentially been six-seven baggies +!
We're also recycling a brown paper sack I had from health food store to hold our lunches. She decorated it with sticks and her name. :)
You can see it in the corner of one of the above pictures - all the Hello Kitty stickers. lol
Want to see even more fabulous field trip ideas using recycled containers?
Check out this link to Biting The Hand That Feeds You ~ On her post, she links a ton of them! :)
Here's a few others: