It's my Birthday week and husband didn't have time for lunch, so I decided to visit son at school lunch. I was very tempted to just grab something from McD around the corner from school, but kept my discipline.
I went to Safeway which isn't my favorite for plastic free shopping after the rude deli guy and knowing they don't offer much bulk. I got some chicken tenders in a paper bag.
I filled a container from home with caesar salad from the salad bar and found a yogurt with fruit in a container I will reuse for this purpose. Safeway has yogurt and cut fruit in their salad bar, which I will try to keep in mind as breakfast on the go option.
Son requested I bring some chips like treats to share with his friends and I looked and looked, but could not find anything qualified as a cool shareable chips-like treat without plastic packaging. Somewhat defeated I grabbed a bag of organic cheese puffs.
He was very happy about his salad and chicken for lunch. Cheese puffs made their round and everyone seemed to like them (even the gluten free friend could partake). I definitely scored - and he had a semi-healthy lunch and it was almost all plastic free.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.