I am so excited to finally be able to share with you this new product that I have been using and loving, called Rubbermaid® fasten + go. It is new and will be available at Target starting 12/27. So far I only have one but I am marking my calendar so that I can buy a few more when they are finally available. So what is it exactly? Well there are 3 kits available – an entree kit, a soup kit and a sandwich kit.
I have seen lunch kits before in the stores, but this one is different! The Rubbermaid® fasten + go kits features:
- A removable carry strap that allows for easy transportation
- Smaller containers can be removed for customizable meals
- Containers can be nested for compact storing
- Lids snap to the base to allow for secure transportation
- BPA-free, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
So far I have only tried the sandwich kit, which consists of the following:
- Base perfect for square or rectangular bread
- 1 side container – 1 cup capacity
- 2 snack containers – ½ cup capacity each
- Outer lid
- Removable strap
This is how the kit is packaged at the store, and it is really easy to open and close.
First, I wanted to try it out for it’s intended purpose – sandwiches. My husband often comes home to have lunch or he takes lunch with him. Here is a simple and delicious sandwich with turkey, havarti cheese and avocado.
Note: Avocado tends to oxidize pretty quickly, so I brush a little olive oil on the slices of avocado and that seems to keep the color. I still haven’t found a method that will completely stop them from loosing their green color, but the olive oil seems to work even better than the lemon juice.
It ended up being a pretty thick sandwich.
But it still fit nicely inside the container.
If you are looking to start (or continue) eating healthy, the little containers are a great way to portion your sides or snacks. Below, I placed a hard-boiled egg inside one small container, almonds in another and celery and hummus in the medium container.
For my boys I would serve a similar lunch, minus the avocado. I added a small portion of miniature cookies and some veggies with ranch dip.
Of course the organizer in me took over and I started finding other uses for the fasten + go kit. Here I set up a little sewing kit. This is great for those of us that can’t sew very well, but need to hem some pants or add a button here and there.
A jewelry kit! I recently went on a cruise and all my necklaces were tangled with the earrings by the time that I unpacked. When I place them inside the kit, they each have a separate compartment and I love that!
For now, I will use mine for lunches but as soon as they are released in January I will buy a few extras for organizing items around the house. The kits are available in 3 colors – smoke grey, seafoam green (mine) and marsala red. I think I will buy the grey ones for storage and another seafoam green for our lunches.
Do you make lunches for yourself or your family? Do you have a tip for keeping avocados green? Help a girl out.
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