Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lunch for your High School Athlete (with THERMOS)

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Thermos provided the Hydration Bottle but all opinions are my own.

Back to School is in full swing but the heat index is still almost in the triple digits here. For the first time, I am packing lunch for a high schooler and one who also plays football and practices for 3+ hours every day after school. With some trial and error we found what works for us for lunch and I wanted to share our finds with you!


Water (and I mean lots of it) was our first priority with temperatures still in the high 90s. Thermos sent us their 64 Ounce Foam Insulated Hydration Bottle and believe me: it is the best water jug we have EVER tried! Even in 100 degree weather, standing on the football field for more than 3 hours, the jug kept the water cold (even the ice was not completely melted!!).

On a few milder days, the Hydration bottle kept the water cold from 5 am all the way until the afternoon. This is really one of those finds that was a huge help during the double sessions (7 am to 3 pm practices). I could always be sure that his water was cold!

We love the safety features that prevent accidental spilling:

  • Hygienic push-button, flip-up lid with hygienic hard spout
  • Locking latch for extra security

  • And of course the convenient carrying handle that folds down when not in use!


    Now that we had found a great water jug solution, I was trying to find lunch ideas that would keep him field during school and for practice. I discovered the amazing cookbook FEED ZONE and there are so many amazing recipes for athletes. I eventually purchased FEED ZONE PORTABLES and especially the rice cakes have worked great for my family. Packed in our trusted Easylunchboxes!

    Here is a video on how to make the rice cakes:

    We make them with whatever we have in the house, although I do follow the original recipe most times. This time however, I added turkey, spinach, and onions only and topped it with a little bit of cheese.

    We have tried them with white and brown rice and once they cool down, they will stay compact and transport well.

    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Review: Goodbyn Bynto and Hero {with GIVEAWAY}

    Goodbyn Review -

    If you read my blog regularly, you know that we love our Goodbyn lunch containers! They were the very first containers I bought for my kids and they have proven to be one of our favorites over time. 

    Goodbyn Review -

    Besides the obvious plus points of the Goodbyn (carrying handle, dishwasher safe and leak proof), I love that the Bynto is easy to open for my kids even though it is still leak proof and my kids love the bright colors and convenience of being able to carry it without a lunch bag.

    Goodbyn Review -

    We packed this lovely purple Bynto with;
    • a peanut butter sandwich on multi grain bread
    • grapes and a stamped banana
    • mini peppers

    Goodbyn Review -

    The Goodbyn Hero is truly a Hero! We love that it comes with two dippers which makes packing a breakfast style lunchbox a breeze. Just like the Bynto, this lunchbox is so versatile. You can pack a lot or a little and there is even room for a Goodbyn bottle!

    Goodbyn Review -

    Why do we love these Goodbyn containers?
    • They are easy to wash (Top rack dishwasher safe)
    • made FDA-approved Materials
    • BPA- and phthalate free
    • easy to open for little kids
    • fun and colorful
    • hold up throughout the school year! We had ours for years!
    • 100% Recyclable

    Goodbyn Review -

      This Goodbyn Hero contains:
    • grapes
    • cheese
    • vanilla yogurt
    • peanut butter sushi
    • a Larabar and
    • a few pieces of cereal to eat with the yogurt

    WANT A CHANCE TO WIN THESE TWO? Enter my giveaway below:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway 


    Open to US residents only. Winners will be notified via email. Winners have 24h to respond before a new winner is drawn. Good luck!

    Goodbyn sent me a Goodbyn Bynto and Hero to review. All opinions are my own.


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