3 Time & Money Saving Meal Packaging Solutions

3 Time & Money Saving Meal Packaging Solutions

The new school year is underway and we know you are right in the midst of ramping up your school nutrition program for the upcoming months.  Saving time and money is of the essence, especially during the busiest times of the year.  That’s why we’ve put together the top 3 nutrition packaging products from Plastic Package that can do just that. Take a look at our showcase of school nutrition packaging items and don’t forget we have an extensive variety of options. So if what you’re looking for is not listed, just give me a call!

#1: Portion Trays

Portion trays, or trays that are designed to meet specific portion or volume requirements, are perfect for fruit and veggie servings.  Using pre measured sized trays is a great way to reduce meal prep time and present healthy options to your participants in a way that that markets to their tastes and preference.   BONUS: adding a variety of colored food options creates a more interesting and fun way to encourage participants to choose these healthy grab-n-go items.

#2: Salad Trays with Separate Condiment Insert

Let’s face it, while salad bars help participants choose healthier meal options more efficiently, they can easily take a turn for the opposite before you know what’s happening.  If you find your salad bar dripping with ranch-y, sunflower seed-y goodness, don’t despair.  Try using a pre-packed salad tray.  BONUS: Using a separate condiment insert to separate toppings and dressings adds shelf life AND reduces wasted food items…. DOUBLE BONUS!

#3: Ovenable CPET Trays

You menu selection just expanded! By adding ovenable CPET trays to your meal packaging options, you can prepack hot meal options ahead of time and store them until you’re ready to warm and serve.  By prepacking ahead of time, you’re able to use your resources more efficiently during meal periods when you are more pressed for time.  BONUS: These trays can be heated up to 400° Fahrenheit which means you have more flexibility on whether you just need to reheat a meal item or if you need to cook it thoroughly, it’s up to you!

Well, that’s all for now.  Check back next time for more information about the upcoming California SNA Conference Tour in November!


Stay Healthy,

Wannabe School Lunch Lady