Since writing my articles about PVC and having a newly heightened awareness of not wanting ‘poison plastic’ (#3) touching my kid’s food, I’ve been seeking alternatives. The most immediate solution was to start using wax paper to wrap sandwiches (I was using cling wrap before!) and using it as a barrier when wrapping left over cheese, watermelon, etc. . . anything so my food is not touching the cling wrap. This is working well from a toxic standpoint, but is very wasteful. Well a beautiful and functional alternative came my way from Plum Creek Mercantile and I’m happy to have a great cloth alternative. Photo of Sorbet Swirl Snack Bag courtesy of Plum Creek Mercantile site:
We all know I’m a huge fan of stainless steel lunch containers, but I wanted to give cloth snack bags a try. They are a great option for sandwiches, dry snacks, and veggies. I’m always on the go and with 4 children to keep snacks readily available for, I can’t fit a laptop lunchbox or tiered lunchbox into my purse. Well my new cotton snack bags have solved this problem! They are the perfect size for crackers, sandwiches, trail mix, veggie sticks, and more. . . they also have very strong velcro closures so I’m not worried about loosing my snacks. They are also made from the softest, most hip and beautiful fabrics I’ve seen in PVC-free snack bags! These bags are made of 100% organic and regular cotton in a variety of fabric choices ~ perfect for boys or girls with Cool Robot or Sorbet Swirl designs.
Another great product from Plum Creek Mercantile is their bulk food bags. These cloth bags are perfectly suited for people that shop from bulk bins. Naturally beautifully selected cotton with a functional, non-toxic clear window so you can see what’s in the bag. You are able to easily record a bin number or expiry date written with a grease pencil or dry erase marker that can easily be removed later. If you want some inexpensive Martha Stewart flair on your kitchen countertops ~ check out these affordable, stylish food bags.
We all love a bargain and Plum Creek Mercantile is selling slightly dinged food bags for a discounted price! A set of two bags in the organic tea dye fabric are only $15.99 (picture directly above). Take advantage of bags that merely have creases in the window or uneven sewing. The structure of the bag is still intact, making this bargain perfect for someone wanting to try out this new system for dry food storage. Enjoy almost $10 in saving on the two bags!
So think of all those times you reach into your kitchen drawer to pull out the cling wrap or plastic sandwich bags when preparing snacks and lunch. After introducing these reusable cloth snack bags into your routine, you will be amazed and delighted at the savings. Not only are the bags wonderful for the environment, but you keep PVC plastic away from snacks, meals, and stored dry food that your children consume. What an incredible product to introduce to your family this summer and watch how kids naturally understand and embrace how another part of their lives changed from disposable to reusable in a fun, easy way!