In this lunch box I am using all of the random items that I have had leftover from the week. The goal is to create zero waste lunches so that I am not wasting foods we have had leftover throughout the week.
I sometimes save our Love With Food Items to pack in lunches. For this lunch, I used some pitas that we had leftover from a meal earlier in the week, in addition to some sushi rice tucked in to Inari which is a Japanese food:
Using snacks from Love with food is a special treat for kids who want to have packages to open at school like other kids. For zero waste, however, I do prefer to use foods that I make at home or purchase in bulk to save creating extra waste.
Inarizushi is a simple and inexpensive type of sushi, in which sushi rice is filled into tofu bags. My children love these and I like to top them with Wasabi Fumi Furikake, which is a blend of sesame seeds, horseradish, shaved bonito, Japanese mustard plant, seaweed, soy sauce and other various spices.
I try to purchase a variety of fruits and veggies, then whatever is left on Friday my children get that in their lunchboxes. I do try to plan it out, but with teenagers in the house, sometimes food disappears *gasp*
Teenagers can put a hurt on your grocery budget, so learn to feed them without breaking the bank.
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