This school year, take the plunge and make the switch to reusable snack bags. If you’re trying to make your life a little more eco-friendly, this is a great (and simple!) way to do it. With so many options for cute and functional snack bags, it’s easier than ever to hop aboard the less-waste train. We’ve rounded up our favorites below; scroll down to see them all.
Hello! Lucky x Boon Supply Snack Bags
This adorable set of three snack bags come with fun graphics and cute sayings, designed by Hello! Lucky, like "Stay paws-itive," and "It's cool!" The bags have a standard sandwich bag-like zipper closure and are larger than other reusable snack bags we've seen; you'll have no problem packing that favorite sandwich or other lunch ideas for kids. Plus, you'll be eco-friendly while giving back: Boon Supply donates 40% of all merchandise purchases to a cause of your choice. It's a win-win!
Buy the set here, $18.
These bags by Stasher may seem totally simple, but don’t let that fool you. They're extremely durable, non-toxic and are oven/microwave/freezer/dishwasher safe. They use a simple air-tight pinch-press seal to keep snacks fresh and come in several different colors and sizes.
Available on amazon.com, $11.99.
Russbe offers a ton of different options when it comes to reusable snack bags (hello, these monster ones are too cute), and you'll get an entire set, which is perfect for all kinds of snacks and food.
Available on amazon.com, $9.94 for a set of 2 snack bags and 2 sandwich bags.
For a budding artist, the EcoDitty Color Your Own Snack Ditty is perfect. Each is made with 100% Organic Cotton and comes with three non-toxic permanent fabric markers. They also offer Color Your Own Turtle and Color Your Own Earth.
Available at ecoditty.com, $14.40.
All Boxed Up
So maybe these colorful ones from Precidio Design aren’t actually a bag, but the Snack in the Box is too cool to pass up. They are eco-friendly, come in fun colors and have two sides so you can send multiple snacks in one container. The pop-up lids make pouring easy, and each container is BPA and Phthalate free. Plus, you can just throw them in the dishwasher at the end of the day.
Available at amazon.com, $12.50.
Never Too Much of a Good Thing
LunchSkins claim to be the world's first patent-pending, self-sealing, disposable paper bag. They’re 100% plastic free, recyclable, disposable, and sealable. They come in a bunch of fun prints and are perfectly sized for sandwiches and snacks.
Available on amazon.com, $4.99 for a 50-count box.
BooginHead has some of the cutest patterns around. Their Pack’Ems snack bags come in two sizes a pack, are easy to open and close with a Velcro Press-Lok, stand on their own for easy snacking and are dishwasher safe. They’re also environmentally friendly and totally affordable.
Available on amazon.com, $4.56 for a pack of two.
From your little superhero to your pretty princess, Bumkins snack bags have a print for everyone: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Mickey Mouse and more. The small size is great for dry snacks, while the bigger size is perfect for sandwiches. Both sizes use a zipper closure, are machine washable and are eco-friendly.
Not only are these fun but Greenpaxx Slim Snack Reusable Snack Packs totally multitask, too. They are perfect for stuffing full of snacks, they can be used for freezing popsicles and can be enjoyed as smoothies on-the-go. They are made with 100% BPA-free food-safe silicone and are easy to clean.
Available at greenpaxx.com, $13.95 for a set of four.
Itzy Ritzy Mini Reusable Snack and Everything Bag
Send your snacks to school in style with these Itzy Ritzy mini reusable snack bags. Made from an FDA approved food safe lining, the bags are BPA, lead and phthalate PVC free. These adorable packs are made with a water-resistant lining and a zipper to keep snacks neat and tidy. Did we mention they're also machine washable?
Dozens of prints and designs available at amazon.com, $7.35 and up.
Wegreeco Reusable Sandwich Wrap
These hand-made wraps from Wegreeco are made with recycled non-toxic, phthalate-free, lead-free and quick-drying fabric. They don't have zippers, which sets them apart from traditional reusable bags. Instead, made with velcro that is easily folded to contain your sandwiches or fruit, you can then unfold the fabric to double as a placemat. To clean, simply toss them in the dishwasher or washing machine.
Available at amazon.com, $7.99 and up.
Art of Lunch Designer Lunch Bags
Perfect for mom, dad or the kiddos, these designer reusable lunch bags are made from a cotton fabric that is lined with BPA, PVC and phthalate-free food-safe polyester lining. The Art of Lunch has partnered with artists from around the world, such as Portugal, Indonesia, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Brazil and Israel, and many have pledged to give back to their community with profits from the sale of their products. Choose from 10 designs.
Available on amazon.com, $19.95.
Yummy Pouch Cloth Snack Bags
Perfectly portioned snacks will fit in these adorable bags that come in packs of three in four different design sets. Made with BPA, phthalate, PVC and lead-free nylon, they come with secure top zippers and moisture-resistant material. Machine and hand washable.
Available on amazon.com, $12.99 and up.
— Felissa Allard