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Waste Free Lunch inspiration ~ Pizza Quesadillas

I have always been a fan of packing J’s lunch, for many food related reasons. This year I am upping my game to strive for a waste free lunch as well.  The sheer volume of plastic waste being created, each and every day, for consumer convenience is shocking.

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.This post contains affiliate links.  Don’t worry, we don’t recommend things we don’t love!  We do get a portion of all sales from these links.

Just a couple quick stats from EcoWatch:

50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.

The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.

The numbers are shocking, but what can we do about it?… I know that this can seem overwhelming to some, but a few little changes can go a long way!!  I have had fun over the past few years getting creative with some of J’s favorite foods.  I try to reuse a lot of the same ingredients to make many different meals. Doing this keeps the bill and stress levels low. I have also purchased a few products that make it easier too! Mighty Nest offers loads of products to help keep your lunches waste free.

On the Waste Free Lunch Menu Today: Pizza Quesadillas

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

A couple quick tips…

Layer cheese then toppings: This way when you fold it in half the cheese holds it all together.

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

 Let them cool down before you cut: This prevents the cheese from oozing out the sides.

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

  Do Not pack them warm: The trapped steam would create a pretty soggy quesadilla… No one wants that!
Keep some marinara sauce on the side: This way they can dunk them!!

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

 I Love this Bento box. It helps keep all of the food separated.

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

I always add in some fruits and/or veggies. Buying a big bag of popcorn or pretzels is a Lot cheaper than the mini bags and helps with the waste free lunch factor.

Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

 Getting a quality reusable drink bottle is the last touch. No juice pouches or water bottles to throw out. Again buying bigger bottles of juice and/or water is Much cheaper.

Want to jazz up those carrots a bit?? Try out this fun idea!Waste free lunchbox ideas. Pizza Quesadillas and Gamer Carrots! Make a fast fun lunch for your kids.

 

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Ai

Friday 7th of August 2015

Thanks for the tips on the quesadillas! Funny because my kids love it when the cheese oozes out. Haha! I need to get one of those bento boxes. I'm always packing hubby's lunch in multiple small containers.

Megan

Friday 7th of August 2015

Great idea. I bout sauce in my pizza-dillas but I like you dunking idea!.

Shann Eva

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Thank you for the recipe and great lunch tips .This is my first year packing a lunch, so I need all the help I can help .

Jennifer Corter

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Pizza quesadillas actually sounds pretty yummy! What a wonderful idea!

Kristen

Thursday 6th of August 2015

What a GREAT idea! Pinned, my daughter will LOVE these!

Susie

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Thank you! I am sure she will!!