It’s back to school season and that means it’s time to get creative with afterschool snacks and lunches, and time to stock up on dorm room nosh. In the spirit of keeping our readers healthy, snack-happy and on-budget this school year, we’re giving 10 lucky winners each a set of snack-packing essentials and a $25 gift card from The Container Store, plus a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card to help keep you stocked up this fall. Just tell us about your favorite healthy snack in the comments below by September 6th and your comment might be randomly selected as a winner.Check out these snack-packing essentials you’ll find at The Container Store opens in a new tab:
Insulated Lunch CarrierKeep your food chilled while you’re on the go.
lunchskins Sandwich Bag opens in a new tabReplace those plastic sandwich bags with these reusable ones made from quick-drying, lightweight cotton fabric. BPA-free!
Colorful Klip-It Lunch CubeIngeniously arranged dividers keep a sandwich, chips and fruit tastefully compact and compartmentalized.
Klipo Cutlery SetSay "so long" to disposable cutlery! Set includes two handles with interchangeable utensils – choose from chopsticks, a knife, for or spoon.
PeopleTowels Reusable NapkinThis earth-friendly napkin was designed to be easy to use and portable. It's absorbent, lightweight and fast drying — without the waste.
EZ Freeze Ice BlockPut it in the freezer overnight then add it to a lunch tote in the morning to keep food and beverages cool for hours.
Tellfresh Lunch KitsGrab your lunch and go with these convenient Lunch Kits. Each kit comes with a fork that fits into an integrated storage slot in the lid.
Once you have your essential containers, try filling them with some of our favorite snacks (click on the image for the recipe):
Tell us about your favorite healthy snack in the comment section below by September 6th for a chance to win.