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October 7, 2016

Making Mornings Simple with Reynolds Heat & Eat


Packing a Lunch

Mornings are always crazy around here. We always have more bags that I have hands, which means lots of trips back and forth to the car. Adding to the craziness lately — trying to leave myself enough time in the morning to pack a lunch! I am the. worst. at taking a lunch to work. I just love getting out of the office for lunch (Also I’m always running late. Also I hate cooking.) We typically have leftovers we want to take for lunch (vs. frozen meals) but storing the leftovers in lunch-box friendly containers is always a pain. IF I succeed at all of the things I mentioned above (packing a lunch, getting it into a container that fits in my lunch box, and remembering to take it to work) then going up to the lunch room and rinsing it out when I’m finished eating is just absolutely the last straw. That never happens… my poor husband. (He does all of our dishes. Thanks, Jason!)

Imagine how excited I was to try the Reynolds™ Heat & Eat Disposable Containers. For all of the reasons listed above. They’re made of plant fibers and are a great alternative to plastic. Jason’s favorite part? No need to clean the containers, just toss them out when you’re done! They come in a few different sizes, one for large portions and one the perfect size for your lunch box. Just don’t look for them in the tupperware aisle… they’re with the Reynolds™ wrap. ;)

Shopping at Wal MartShopping at Wal MartPacking a LunchReynolds Disposable Heat and EatReynolds Heat & Eat Containers

We’re loving our Reynolds™ Heat & Eat Disposable Containers and they’re making our mornings a little less hectic. PLUS they’re helping me stick to my budget (less money on lunch means more money on maternity clothes!), which is a win/win, right?! The best news? You can get a coupon to try them for yourself! (You can find the coupons through the Reynolds site here or through here!) If you’re really feelin’ like an overachiever, you can find lots of yummy recipes perfect for your Heat & Eat container on the Reynolds site!

Have you tried Reynolds™ Heat & Eat Disposable Containers? Are you going to?

  • Reply
    Carol davis
    October 11, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Great idea for working moms ! Love all the pics. Too !

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    Rachel Catherine
    October 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Oh those look like great containers. Perfect for reheating the next day.

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    tineke - workingmommyabroad
    October 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I need to find something similar in Spain, would make my mornings a little less stressful! (Awesome pics btw!)

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    October 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    This is a great post! We always have leftovers and I feel like if I had these we would eat them more!

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    Tiffany Bonilla
    October 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Definitely need to try these out. Store and re-heat in the same container? Genius!

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    October 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    These look amazing! Love that they aren’t made of plastic. Will have to check these out!

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    Alia Preston
    October 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Those containers are awesome!

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    October 17, 2016 at 10:51 am

    These containers would be perfect for me to take my lunch in to work. I am so awful at remembering to bring home the containers. Love these!

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    October 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    these look great!!

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    Molly Stillman
    October 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    these look super convenient!! love this post, girl :)

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    October 20, 2016 at 12:54 am

    We love these containers!

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    October 20, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Those are awesome! I definitely need to pick these up for my hubby’s breakfast and lunches! Your photos are beautiful btw ;)

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    Shannan Panganiban
    October 20, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Love things that make our lives easier!

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    October 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    We use these reynolds containers, too! My husband likes to use it for his work lunches.

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    October 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    These are great! I need to get them for meal planning for the week!

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    Julie D
    October 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I love an alternative to plastic — can these be recycled?

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    Shanis Walter
    October 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Those look like great containers!

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    October 30, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    These look like they would come in handy for everything! Great post!

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    Nicole Banuelos
    October 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Can you believe I’ve been on the look out for something like this? These would work great for my hubby’s packed lunch!

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    October 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Much better than my actual containers! Great idea!

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    October 30, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I love this! They are absolutely perfect for taking to work! I’m gonna grab some next time I’m out.

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    Taylor Palmer
    October 31, 2016 at 4:21 am

    These look so awesome! I absolutely loathe having to clean out my husbands lunch container when he gets home (or lets be honest… a few days later when he actually brings them inside from his car – gross)! I should get some of these!

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    October 31, 2016 at 7:41 am

    wow, how cool. I’ve never heard of these!

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    Kim S
    October 31, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I need to get these! What a great idea from Reynolds!

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    Sara Oberton
    October 31, 2016 at 8:52 am

    These are such a great idea! Ill need to get some!

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    October 31, 2016 at 9:22 am

    LOVE these containers! I would love to send Hubby’s lunch to work with him in these instead of plastic! Great idea! Thanks!

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