22 September 2007

Keeping delicate fruits unbruised in lunchboxes

Rubbermaid food storage containerWe're making the most of late summer fruit with a peach or nectarine going to school in someone's lunch almost every day. Problem: ripe fruit often gets mushy and bruised from the inevitable roll around the lunch box. Solution: place the whole fruit inside a small plastic food storage container (Rubbermaid, Tupperware, disposable, etc.) for just the right amount of structure -- no cover required. If the container's a little too big, wrap the fruit in a paper towel first.

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You know those fancy pears that look more like apples and come in a little padded mesh holder? (I know that isn't very descriptive.) Anyway, I snagged a few from the grocery (about to get thrown away) and I use them for this purpose sometimes. Otherwise we just wrap our fruit in a dishcloth/washcloth often. I get tired of all the dishes to wash on lunchbox days....

Bananas are a favorite around here, but the little guy is pretty finicky about eating bruised ones.

I've recently been tempted to buy the Banana Guard featured on Zrecs last month: http://zrecs.blogspot.com/2007/08/food-week-gadgets-banana-guard.html

Does anyone have another good banana solution?

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