The other day Georgie went with Harry to a Reception mum and kid meet up. It was in the grounds of a beautiful National Trust home – The Vyne. Whilst there the kids all settled down (admittedly it was slightly erratically) for a picnic tea. Georgie took out Harry’s Yumbox and received comments from the other mums as to how it looked as though she had make a huge effort (she’ll take that!). If Georgie is honest, is was down to the Yumbox lunchbox.
Georgie purchased couple of the Yumbox’s last year and they are used frequently when out and about. She has found the Yumbox has made picnics and eating on the go more interesting for her boys and because of this they are more likely to eat everything in it.
The Yumbox comes with a removable tray (to make cleaning easier). It allows different foods to be housed within the same box and due to it’s leakproof lid, the foods won’t mingle with each other or spill. The lid closes tightly which also means the food is kept fresher for longer (if kept in the fridge, the picnic can be made the night before).
Looking at all the Yumbox compartments might feel a bit daunting to fill yet it actually has made Georgie’s life easier when making a picnic. The food can still be simple but instead of a sandwich Georgie tends to make a wrap and cut it into circles, add some chopped fruit (or raisins), a flapjack and maybe some breadsticks and dip and its done! The compartments are labelled “Grains”, “Fruit”, “Vegetables”, “Protein” and “Dairy” with a small area for a dip. Georgie doesn’t feel the need to adhere to these section suggestions but it does help to balance out a meal or even provide some food inspiration.
Harry and Teddy love the feeling they can pick and chose at their food, giving them a feeling of control over what they are eating (maybe a few pieces of mango in-between wrap bites…why not?).
Georgie has also started finding it invaluable for being able to give the boys tea in the car after an after school activity which means getting back home late. It stops the complete meltdowns and it keeps the boys busy and occupied for the journey home ready for bath and bedtime stories.
Another good addition to the range is the Yumbox Mini Snack (available in three colours). Georgie was kindly sent one to try and already it is a favourite to take in the car ready to feed an always hungry Harry after a day at school.
They are a fab idea and are perfect for days out as well as making school lunches a bit more exciting. The Yumbox can be purchased here. However, Yumbox have kindly offered one of our readers the chance to win one of their choice. All you have to do is comment which Yumbox you’d like in the Comments box below…and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be updated with posts to see if you’re the lucky winner!
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We were gifted the Yumbox snack box but already owned the lunch boxes. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own.