If you’ve already taken the plunge into the gluten-free lifestyle, you know that sometimes you just have to take food with you. If you’ve got young kids on a special diet, here are a couple products you should consider purchasing:
When I bought these Sassy plates almost five years ago, I never imagined I would still be using them. We have really gotten good use out of these. I originally bought a set of these before my son was diagnosed with Celiac disease, just for feeding him at home. Once my son was diagnosed, it became even more useful. It worked great for bringing gluten-free food to parties or restaurants where I didn’t know if they would have food acceptable for my toddler. After my daughter started eating solid foods, I bought another set because we seemed to use them so frequently.
I’ve also used them for…
- storing leftovers in the refrigerator.
- having meals ready in the refrigerator for babysitters to serve the kids.
- re-heating leftovers in the microwave.
- taking GF pizza to birthday parties.
- taking GF pancakes to school for Pancake Day.
- packing food for sleepovers.
Each set comes with two plates, two divided plates, and two lids. The lids fit on both styles of plates and snap on securely. The lids do keep the food in the divided sections in place, however it isn’t water tight. So, I wouldn’t try putting foods with juices in them unless the plates are going to lay flat. They are microwave and dishwasher safe. Unlike some other plastic plates I have, these have never warped in our dishwasher even on the bottom rack with heated drying cycle.
Adults could use these, too, but they are a little small (about 7 1/2″ diameter) and come in bright colors. I don’t know how many more years I can use these before my kids think they are too juvenile or just don’t hold enough food for them. Until then, I will continue to pack them up when needed.
There’s not much to say about the Cup-A-Cake cupcake carrier. They hold cupcakes and muffins in place for transporting. Of course, they aren’t just for kids. Adults can certainly use them to take to work or events, too. But, I have used them primarily for my kids to take to other kids’ birthday celebrations. They are so compact, one easily fits into lunch boxes, backpacks, purses, etc.