When I first discovered the Yumbox, I won’t lie, I was a little put off by the price. I couldn’t justify spending £24.95 on a lunchbox, especially if I wanted to get myself AND M one. But over time I read lots of reviews, trawled the Yumbox hashtag on Instagram and decided that it was a beaut of a lunchbox and could imagine it helping our little picky eater and get my healthy eating under control.
We were very kindly sent a Yumbox from the new spring range to see if it was the lunchbox for us and I am happy to report that I am certainly buying another one. Our lunch time has changed for the better and our little man is trying new foods every day.
I have been sharing my creations on both our My Two Mums Instagram and my Fitness journey Instagram. I love how we both use the box for totally different lunches. I feel inspired to create new and healthy lunches for our little man and it encourages me to watch my portions when I use it for my lunch.
The box comes in two parts, one is the smooth easy to clean outer casing with a secure lid that is easy to open by M and the second part is the insert which is a bit fiddly to clean but fits snuggly within the case. You can also buy additional inserts to allow for different lunch combinations.
I was curious how well wet food like yogurts, sauces and condiments would fair in the compartments as it claims to be able to place yogurt in a section next to sandwiches, with no leakage! I can confirm that this can be done! I have placed many different condiments in the compartments with no spoilage to the other foods. It really is impressive. It also allows you to place crackers and popcorn in the Yumbox without any loss of crispness.
I know people may be skeptical how a lunchbox helps a picky eater try new foods, but it really has helped increase the menu for our little man. He’s started to eat nuts, try new fruits and even eat rosemary and olive oil crackers. My on the other hand? I have been using the Yumbox to keep my lunches within a specific calorie intake and I have been full up every single time.
So do I think I can justify £24.95? It is quite a lot for a lunchbox, especially if you are buying for the whole family. But it really does deliver and has helped us eat healthier. I will be saving over a few weeks to buy myself another as M is trying to reclaim his.
If you want to invest in a Yumbox, the lovely Eats Amazing has all the fab colours on offer.
We Were sent the Yumbox for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are our own.
We have made the shortlist for the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards. If you would like to help us make the final, please vote for us in category nine by clicking the following link. http://bit.ly/votebibsm2m