Do you bring your lunch to school? In the teacher’s lounge, the question comes up often, what is the best lunch bag for teachers? Before you go back to school shopping for yourself, check out the best lunch bags for teachers and some of my favorite lunch box supplies to go in those lunch bags.
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There are so many different lunch bags out there! I’ve asked around to my friends and from my own personal experiences, these are my top picks for the best lunch bags for teachers.
Perfect lunch bag for men or women. This lunch bag is water-resistant and has a leakproof soft cooler inside. It has 2 compartments to easily keep your hot and cold food separate. I love that this one comes with a should strap to make it easier to carry in each day because you know just as well as I do, that there aren’t many days you walk into school empty-handed. This one comes with an ice pack as a nice bonus.
This lunch bag is wonderful for the wide opening to easily put all of your items inside of it. The looks are deceiving on this one. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like it will hold much but it has a very large capacity. I love that you can set your lunch in horizontally and take it out that way too.
This is another that looks are deceiving. It seems small on the outside, but it can hold a ton! My favorite part about this lunch bag is the front pocket where you can put silverware, your phone, or even pocket change for the vending machine.
This bag is on the smaller size but I still wanted to mention it because I have a friend that LOVes hers. She’s still able to fit everything inside of the bag that she needs and she says she likes that it is cotton. So easy to just pop in the wash every so often to keep it clean.
This bag is another large-capacity lunch bag. I love that it has side pockets for extra storage. And you can’t beat a matching water bottle that comes with it. The only downside for me is that it says to hand wash only.
I also wanted to note that a friend has a Thirty-one lunch bag and she loves it too. You may want to ask around for a local Thirty-one consultant to see about ordering one of those. It is fun to be able to personalize them!
Lunch Box Supplies
There are a couple of things that are must-haves for me and my lunch packing. I wanted to share the things that I love and use daily.
I rarely put my lunch in the refrigerator so ice packs are a must for myself along with my kid’s lunch boxes. These are my 2 favorites I’ve been using for years now.
I pack lunch in these containers every single day during the school year, for both myself and the kiddos. We’ve been using them for the past 7 years and haven’t found anything else I like as much by far. I’m able to put apple sauce or yogurt in the compartments and it fully seals it and never leaks. Love them! (I usually pick them up at Target. It’s the only place I’ve ever been able to find them other than ordering them.)
I found these containers last year while I was grocery shopping one day. I love them. They have a small tray that fits inside on top so we use them for carrots and ranch and yogurt with granola in the top lid. They seal great and I haven’t had any of them leak on me. I also love making those cheese and nut packs. They get expensive so I just cut up cheese put it in the bottom part and peanuts in the top tray!
And my most recent find that I have been loving this past year is these amazing salad containers. The bowl is a great size for your salad and then it has a tray to put on top of the bowl with all of your toppings/add-ins so they don’t get soggy. It also comes with a dressing container and a fork. It has been fantastic!
And if you are looking for easy lunch inspiration, I share my favorite easy teacher lunches here.
I hope you found something new and useful for lunchtime. If you have any other favorites of your own, make sure to share with us in the comments! See you next time!