15 uses for reusable food pouches beyond the school lunch box + WIN a Sinchies kit to get you started!

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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.

Since discovering Sinchies last year – you can read my full review here – they have become one of my favourite items to use, particularly in the kitchen but also more generally around my 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.***


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!

When travelling
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?


The winner is  TRISH W – an email will be sent in order to claim your prize.

Terms and conditions

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.
A valid email address must be included in your entry.
One entry per person, where more than one entry is made the first entry will be taken and any further entries will be deleted.
Your email will be collected for the sole purpose of this giveaway and will never be given or sold to anyone or used for any other purpose.
The winner will be emailed and has 3 days to respond, otherwise the prize winner will be reassessed.
By entering you are giving consent for your name to be published on the giveaway blog post if you are the winner.
The prize is not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash.
Prize sent out by the third party will not be replaced in the event it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit.
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The decision on the winner is final and no dialogue will be entered into otherwise.
These terms are subject to change at any time without notice.

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28 thoughts on “15 uses for reusable food pouches beyond the school lunch box + WIN a Sinchies kit to get you started!

  1. With 4 young & very hungry boys, I need new & fun ideas all the time. Not just for school lunches for the older 2 but also snacks, etc at home for the toddler & bub. I also make our own yoghurts, etc so these would be ideal, we need Sinchies in our lives 👌🏼

  2. I have recently bought some of these Sinchies pouches for my little one and love them but would love to win these for a friend who is about to have a baby. This is her 3rd baby so will make her life so much easier and of course so many other uses for the whole family!

  3. I’m sick of all the needless plastic wastage with standard food packaging and wraps! I’d love to be able to test out these fantastic looking Aussie made marvels to save money, encourage my kid’s to eat more healthier, additive free, homemade food (who wouldn’t want to crack open a sinchies pouch full of delicious fruit and yogurt?!) and do my bit for the environment too! Bonus! Thanks

  4. I would love to win this pack to reduce the waste in my sons lunch box. Being able to reuse over and over would save me a fortune.

  5. I would love to give Sinchies a try as I have just had my son start kindergarten, and we have a BIG drive to QLD coming up. How handy to fill the pouches with all we need and hand back to the kids during the drive!

  6. We have some sinchies products and love them! Mostly using with yoghurt and custard at the moment but if I had more I could try some of the other ideas from above

  7. I would love to give these a go to help both my wallet & the environment. Having something that will save me money in the long run will be great for my budget. Helping the environment at the same time is a huge bonus.

  8. Have actually bought a sample pack… but it seems to be a few in the pack are not working properly (leaking)… so am hoping to be given another chance to try them… and hopefully they’re working properly this time.. =(

  9. Well you are a bit clever with these ideas! I’ve always ‘meant’ to try sinchies but have just never gotten around to ordering them. Now that Oliver is seven months old and into ALL the food, I think they would be a great way to store his foods in and it would also save some space in the freezer!

  10. I have always been mindfull of how much rubbish we make and after the birth of my daughter 1 year ago (wow where did that time go?!) I became very concious of how much more rubbish we were making, nappies in particular. We made the switch to MCN (modern cloth nappies) and havent looked back. Good for the environment and the bank account. Sinchies was the next step in our waste reduction. We throw out alot less plastic and food! My daughter is a fussy eater so I make my own purees and squeeze out small portions at a time. The purees also stay fresher for longer as you can squeeze all the air out the bag.

  11. Sinchies savvy pack
    In my kids backpack
    No more plastic bags!
    Convenient they are,
    Hold food from a jar!
    I’m sure they’ll
    Save me money!

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