This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® to tell you about Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE food storage containers.
With summer right upon us, it’s time to start thinking about easy, portable, and healthy snacks. Yes, I said healthy. You see, it’s easy to get into a slump and eat your weight in fast food or packaged convenience junk food, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
I was recently sent a Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE 10 piece set of food storage containers to try for myself. It has made meal prep easy, and I love how the containers stack nicely in my refrigerator. I’ve been using mine as meal prep containers and snack prep tool.
We go on a lot of playdates, so having a quick snack is essential. I have 5 kids, so I’m used to having a case of water in my trunk and toting around a large bag at all times. Snacks are always a given with my crew!
Snack Prep for Healthy Summer Eating
We’re constantly snacking at home and on the go. With so many kids, someone is always either eating or asking to eat! Here are a few snack prep tips for healthy summer eating.
Have LOTS of Fruits and Vegetables Available and Totally Ready to Eat or Cook.
We tend to do a lot more no-cook meals and snacks during the warmer months. It really is worth the extra effort to do a little food prep once or twice a week so we can quickly grab and go. I like putting snacks into specific containers or bins in the refrigerator and give my kids permission to raid those particular things when they get hungry without having to ask.
DIY Individual Servings
You can save SO much money by dividing things into servings yourself. Cubes or slices of cheese are so simple to make from big value blocks. Popsicles and smoothie pops are inexpensive and quick to put together for the freezer. You can easily buy more popular snack items in bulk and divide among containers yourself. Using reusable containers helps save the environment and money!
Snack “Family Style”
Sometimes if I know that we’ll be at a park nearing a meal time, I’ll bring a light meal, but serve it family style. That is, the kids don’t each get their own servings, but rather I hand them a napkin and let them divvy it out for themselves! We will bring meats, cheeses, fruits, veggie chips, and even treats to share this way. I get to use my larger containers and worry less about having a million things to keep track of!
Keep Things Cool by Pre-Freezing Some Foods
There are some healthy snacks that freeze very well. Yogurt tubes, grapes, melon, and even lunch meats freeze and thaw nicely to eat later in the day. You can even half-fill water or juice containers and freeze those, filling the rest of the way that morning so everyone can enjoy a cool drink all day.
If you know you’ll be away from home (or picnicking in the back yard), try pre-freezing some of your snacks or drinks. It will keep everything else in your bag cool, even if you don’t use a thermal bag or tote.
I’ve been filling my Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers with fresh fruits and vegetables. They’re guaranteed to be 100% leak-proof and are crystal clear so you are able to see right off the bat what is inside. They stack right on top on one another very well, so stuffing them inside an insulated lunch bag is a breeze, too.
If you are planning on bringing these with you to work or to heat up leftovers at home, you’ll be glad to know that they are made of stain resistant material. They’re also splatter-resistant. You can actually microwave these with the lid on and latches open to reduce splatters. Yes, they’re BPA free and heat resistant, too! They’re also freezer and dishwasher safe.
The set I received comes with one large container (9.6 cups), two medium containers (3.2 cups), and two small containers (1.3 cups), plus each Rubbermaid container has a matching lid. The lids provide a good suction, which you can feel when you’re placing it on top, and then you secure it with the latches on both sides to make it a stress-free food toting experience.
There are actually 5 different sizes in this line of food storage containers with lids. They have multi-packs available as well, like the one I received. You can win a set here on the blog, too! Stay tuned below.
Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Giveaway
Enter below to win your very own Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE 10 piece set! Tasty produce not included. 🙂
This prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor and will ship by the end of July.
Thanks for entering, and good luck!