5 Easy Steps to Keep Your Lunch Box Clean Throughout the Week

Did you know that your child can get food poisoning from food that has come in contact with the interior of her lunch box? To avoid food borne odors and possible food poisoning it’s important that lunch bags or boxes are routinely cleaned.

Whether you’re packing lunch for your kid or you bring your lunch to work every day, you probably aren’t washing your lunch box often enough. It’s easy to just think of it as a vessel — like a purse or backpack that you’ve probably never, ever washed. But it comes into contact with food and moisture just about every day, which means it’s teeming with bacteria.

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Instead of ignoring your lunch box and letting it fester away, take these little steps to keep your lunch box clean throughout the week.

1. Start with non-leaky containers.

If you, like me, don’t like to throw things away, you probably have a few plastic containers you still use even though the lids are a little cracked or the seal’s not as tight as it used to be. Well, it’s time to let go. If juice leaks out of your leftovers and into your lunch box, it’s probably going to just sit in there until it evaporates into a little crust of grossness. Avoid that altogether and get some containers that do their job properly.

Read more: http://www.thekitchn.com/5-easy-steps-to-keep-your-lunch-box-clean-throughout-the-week-247061

 

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