I recently had the opportunity to sample Warmables for Kids, and I really love the idea behind it. When I was attending elementary, middle, and high school and even when I was teaching, I always brought my own lunch -- it saved time (can't eat too quickly when you're talking) and money; but as a student, I couldn't have anything warm because we didn't have the use of a microwave.
Warmables is a good solution to that.Warmables is an effective heat source consolidator; it keeps food warm for 4-6 hours -- it comes with an insulated pouch, a BPA-free plastic food storage container, and a cherry pit bag (an old trick used before the time of modern heating systems; a bag of cherry pits would be put on a hearth until hot and was then used to warm cold beds during the winter.).
Here is how it works, according to the company:
Fill the provided plastic container with food. Heat in microwave. (I actually heated the food in a glass dish; we don't like to microwave plastic.)
Put the container with its hot contents into the WARMABLES pouch.
Heat the provided cherry pit bag in microwave.
Put it into the WARMABLES pouch along with the food container.
Take the sealed WARMABLES pouch and put it into your child’s INSULATED lunch box. (The insulated lunch box helps to hold the heat in longer though it's not quite as hot as a Thermos.)
This is also nice for keeping food warm for toddlers and younger children. The Warmables for Kids is $29.95 plus $5.70 shipping and can be ordered here. This is a great back-to-school item, made in the USA by a great company that gives back to the community and also is helping us to make better nutritional, economical, and environmental choices.
****This is not a paid post. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Warmables who supplied the product for the review!****