Fellow moms if you are like me you will find packing lunch boxes day in and day out to be the bane of your life… literally it’s one of the reasons I celebrate school holidays! Buying, preparing and packing 2 x lunch boxes (no, I don’t pack one for my husband – scandalous!!) 5 days a week for about 40 weeks of the year takes up so much time and effort – and now times that by 12 schools years each and you will understand the headache I experience around this daily chore!! *
Which is why when I discovered The Lunchbox my heart skipped a beat. This amazing time saving service started a few months ago with the aim of taking the pain out of packing school lunches!
Cue choir of angels…..
Once a month The Lunchbox will deliver to your door (free of charge) 21 pre-packed day packs for only R25 a day. The individually packed contents of each specially packed brown paper packet is varied and interesting for kids and adults alike and makes the perfect school lunch or in-between snacks!
The Lunchbox provides simple, nutritious and healthy pre-packed lunches and is all about wholesome convenience and saving you time.
Two large brown boxes appeared on my doorstep recently packed with 21 bags, numbered from Day 1 to Day 20 and one bag called “Treat Day”. Inside each bag were 3 different individually packed products such as biltong, health bars, omega rich biscuits, rice cakes, dried corn, fruit and nuts plus a box juice or mini bottled water. My kids thought they had hit the jackpot and we flew through the first week’s worth of brown paper bags – I had to get them to slow down so I was able to put together this post!
Each day had a different assortment of goodies and the variety ensured that my kids didn’t get bored – all I had to do each morning was pack a peanut butter sandwich (which my husband kept reminding me was ALL he got in his school lunch. I had to keep reminding him that times have changed when it comes to school lunches!!) Obviously if you want to add other fresh items such as piece of fruit, cheese or a yoghurt you could do too, but what was great about the packed lunches was the foresight put into preparing each one.
The selection of non-perishable items contained a mix of the following:
Carbohydrate (dried fruit, rice cakes, biscuits)
Protein (biltong, droëwors, nuts)
Healthy fats (omega-3 & omega-6 rich biscuits, nuts)
High fibre (dried fruit, oatmeal cookies, health bars)
Essential minerals and vitamins
How does The Lunchbox work?
No Contract upgrade, downgrade, pause or cancel your subscription anytime.
Subscription is on a month-to-month basis. Your membership will automatically carry on at the monthly subscription rate until you cancel. Payment via credit card or monthly direct debit off your bank account.
One Lunchbox is good for 21 days (one is a treat day) serving 1 person. You can opt for more than one Lunchbox when you sign up
Each kids lunch is made up of 4 items with a combined value of R25+ per lunch and each adult lunch is made up of 3 items with a combined value of R30+ per lunch.
Treat Day is an extra lunchpack that you can use during the week or on a weekend, we will add a wholesome treat combination for that day.
Free delivery to your door – NATIONWIDE to any South African residential or commercial address via courier
Vegetarian Option available
R535 per day for a month of packed kids lunches. Adult option available for R640 per month (R30.48 a day)
Here are few sample bags from The Lunchbox to give you an idea of what to expect! Why not get organised for next year early and sign up here to receive your own Lunchbox for January now.
*Disclaimer: Please know I am truly grateful to have little people to pack lunches for and it is a blessing to feed my kids, but thinking of what to pack and actually doing it day in and day out is mind numbing as most other moms will agree!
Images: Kathryn Rossiter