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Living on a budget, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help reduce my family’s living expenses and one simple way is through the use of reusable food pouches in my children’s lunch boxes, in the kitchen and around the home.
They have saved me many dollars along the way as I no longer need to buy cling wrap or throw away ziplock bags any where near as often as I used to. The initial cost of purchasing the bags and pouches is well worth it in the end when you consider the number of times they can be used over and over and over again. This is a win not only for your bank account but also for the environment!
I use reusable bags and pouches for so many things now, I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t pull out, open or wash one of these bags or pouches.
Whether it be making school lunches and snacks, storing items around the home or when travelling on holidays, uses for reusable food pouches and bags are almost endless.
I thought I’d share a few of the ways my family uses reusable food pouches.
***I have also teamed up with Sinchies to offer lucky reader the chance to WIN a fantastic giveaway pack of reusable food pouches to help get you started! Keep reading for more details.***
COMPETITION IS CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW
Lunch boxes – the obvious one!
Food pouches can be used in so many ways in your children’s lunch box for sandwiches, wraps and snacks of all kinds. It really saves on the use of cling wrap and throw away ziplock bags, particularly with so many schools being wrapper free these days. The best thing is that I find you can usually fit them quite easily into any lunch box or bag as they are bendable and less bulky than some plastic containers.
Easily served kid friendly snacks on the go
Yoghurt, fruit purées and custard are the obvious ones, but you can even try setting jelly in them for an easy to eat treat on the go or in the lunch box … and there’s no need to take along a spoon!
Homemade ice packs
Fill with water and keep in the freezer for a homemade ice pack. Ready for you to wrap in a hand towel or face washer and use as needed.
Storing leftover snacks
I often do this with Miss 1’s snacks as she tends to eat from a bento style lunch or snack box which means offering smaller portions of several things at the same time. To keep leftover snacks fresh for next time, I pop them into one of the sandwich or snack bags so they stay fresh for next time.
In the handbag
I often use a Sinchies bag in my handbag filled with any toiletries I may need to touch up my mineral makeup, concealer or lip gloss during the day. The pouch also keeps any make-up brushes clean and easy to find in my bag.
Family day trips
Sinchies reusable pouches are great to store tomato sauce or other condiments when heading out on a picnic lunch or even enjoying fish and chips on the beach for dinner.
Storing leftovers in the fridge
I often store partially cut fruit and veggies in a reusable pouch in the fridge to keep them fresh for next time. I find they are also great for storing sliced meats..
When going on holidays
Reusable pouches are great to fill with coffee, tea, sugar, sauce – even dishwashing liquid or washing detergent – so you can avoid bulky packaging and only take along the amount you need to your holiday home.
First aid kit in the car
Fill with bandaid, bandages, antiseptic cream, sterile wipes and whatever else you may need for a simple kit to use in case of a minor accident when you’re out and about.
Fill a reusable pouch with with icing and use it as a piping bag when frosting cupcakes, particularly great for when you have little helpers as they fit well in their hands.
Bring a plate
Fill a pouch with dressing when asked to bring along salad to a family or friend’s BBQ. Plus there’s no chance of it spilling like some containers!
Fill with pouches with shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, sunscreen and so on. It allows you to take along the amount you reducing space and the weight of your luggage.
In the pantry
The list is possibly endless as you can store anything in these pouches from breadcrumbs to sprinkles.
Storing art and craft supplies
The bags are ever so handy to store little bits and pieces to keep those craft cupboards neat and tidy. I also use them for my crochet needles, small scraps of fabric and more.
In the nappy bag
Keep everything neat and easy to find by storing items in reusable bags. Great for keeping dummies clean and fresh too, either in the nappy bag or in your home.
For more information and to view the full range of Sinchies reusable food pouches and bags, click here.
One reader has the chance to win a fantastic pack of goodies from Sinchies to get them started!
The prize includes a Sinchies Savvy Pack (1 x 80ml reusable pouch, 1 x 140ml reusable pouch, 1 x 140ml FUN reusable pouch, 1 x 200ml reusable pouch, 1 x 200ml Design Your Own reusable pouch, 1 x 500ml reusable pouch, 1 x 1-litre reusable pouch, 1 x reusable sandwich bag, 1 x reusable snack bag, 1 x reusable wrap bag) as well as a Sinchies collapsible funnel and a Sinchies cleaning brush.
To enter, simply answer the following question in the comments below: Why would you love to give Sinchies reusable food pouches a try?
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
The winner is TRISH W – an email will be sent in order to claim your prize.
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This competition is opens at 7am AEDT on 7 February 2017 and closes at 7pm AEDT on 20 February 2017.
This giveaway is based on a game of skill and the best response that answers the question will be selected as the winner.
Entry is via leaving a comment on the giveaway blog post to answer the question.
This competition is open to Australian residents only aged 18 years and over.
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