October 5, 2016

Beef and Broccoli. Dinner tonight. Lunch tomorrow.

This post is sponsored by Reynolds™ but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

My favorite thing about packing lunches for all 3 of my guys is that I know exactly what they are eating.  I know its balanced and something they like.  My least favorite thing is all the dirty lunch containers.  I take that back. The worst part is when David one of them forgets to empty their lunchboxes on Friday and you get a not so pleasant surprise come Monday morning.  

Then the other day while I was wandering up the food storage aisle at Walmart, I found these little life changers on the shelves.

I mean really, this is the answer to my lunch packing lovers heart ache! Microwave safe. Not only are they disposable, but made of plant fibers.  This makes them a great alternative to those dingy lunch containers and when you are done eating, you can just toss it out. No need to clean anything. And there are two sizes.  32oz and 24oz.  Perfect for lunches.

I have to admit, that I am an over feeder.  Most days, David doesn't finish whatever it is I sent with him. So at first, I was worried I wasn't going to be able to stuff enough food in there.  The 32oz is the perfect serving size.  I had to remind David to take the lid off when he reheated it at work.  It gets hot but the lid actually acts as a tray to set it on while your food cools down a little bit.

Tuesday night David came home and guess what?  No dirty dishes.  A girl could get used to this!  

Last week, David sent me a text that said " I was told today that I am lucky to have such a great wife. I have to say, I agree!"  Turns out some of the ladies from work had told him that.  All because I pack him good lunches?  It's usually just leftovers. The boys hear it too.  I may or may not occasionally pack lunch for other kids.  I know Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but lunch is the one meal we don't have together so you had better believe Im going to make sure it is a good one.

The possibilities are endless. You can find many more HERE. But I knew my Beef and Broccoli would be the first recipe we tried in the new Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat Containers. This is Davids go to food when we eat out, but here in Texas we have yet to find a restaurant that makes the dish to his standards. And it seems there is a reason here in the states they call it Broccoli Beef...because you get all broccoli and only a few slices of beef.  


2T    Cornstarch
1t     Sugar
1t     Baking Soda
1T    Soy Sauce (low sodium)
1T    Vegetable Oil

2lbs  Beef (sliced thin)
         Broccoli (cut into bite size pieces)

1C    Soy Sauce (low sodium)
2T     Brown Sugar
1T     Oyster Sauce
5       Garlic Cloves (minced)


1.  In a large bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients.
2.  Add the beef to the bowl and toss, making sure all of the beef is coated.
3.  Cover and put the beef mix in the fridge to marinate for at least one hour.
4.  In a small bowl, mix together the last 4 ingredients and set aside.
5.  Heat 2T of oil on medium/high heat and add in the broccoli for a few minutes.  Remove from pan.
6.  Reduce the heat to medium.
7.  Add 1T of oil to the pan.  When the oil is hot, add in the beef.
8.  Add half of the sauce, being sure to scrape the bottom of the pan so nothing sticks.
9.  When the meat is no longer pink, add in the broccoli and remaining sauce. Stir well.

Serve over white rice.  After its cooled pack some up in a Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat Container and enjoy it again for lunch the next day!

Check these out for yourself by picking up a package of Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat Containers at your local Walmart in the food storage isle. And don't forget to print out your coupon HERE and save $1.00!  I don't know about you but if there is money to be saved, Im on it.  You can also find more Reynolds™ coupons HERE!

What are some of your go to lunches?  Do you do leftovers?  

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