Reusable bags aren’t all created equal. Mesh bags offer specific benefits, and some bags are better for storing lunch while others are better for storing food over a longer period of time. Are you ready to say goodbye to plastic and paper? Let’s go!
If you’re looking for reusable bags for packing your kids’ lunch five days a week, you’ll want something that is roughly sandwich-shaped and can take a bit of wear and tear. Look for one made of PVC-, BPA- and latex-free material with strong stitching for longer-term use.
A reusable mesh bag is great for trips to the market. You can fill them up and still see the contents inside, which will make for a faster, easier check-out. The mesh material keeps them breathable, so heat and moisture have less of a chance of getting trapped and spoiling the contents inside. A cotton weave is strong to survive frequent washings.
Reusable freezer bags have a number of appetizing benefits. They lock out freezer burn while keeping the contents inside fresh and flavorful. You can use them for the longer-term storage of meat, seafood, fruits, and vegetables. Just remember to only refreeze uncooked meat that was thawed in the refrigerator.