Planet Wise reusable zipper sandwich bag

Today’s review is the next post in my series about removing plastics from my kitchen.

This is not a sponsored post, but any Amazon links below are referral links as I’m an Amazon affiliate. If you make a purchase through any of my Amazon links, I’ll receive a nominal credit toward my own Amazon purchases.

The Planet Wise reusable zipper sandwich bag is made with food-safe EVA; it is free of PVC, BPA, phthalate, latex and lead. EVA stands for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. I was hesitant to buy this reusable bag at first, but I decided as long as I handwash this bag and since I’m not using it for liquids, it meets my requirements.

I like this Planet Wise bag because the zipper keeps all the food in the bag (hello, grapes), and sandwich bread doesn’t dry out. My son LOVES the camouflage pattern. I still want to think of him as a little preschooler who likes cute owls and smiley faces, but the reality is he’s in elementary school, and he likes trucks and Soldiers.

Besides grapes, we’ve used this reusable bag for sandwiches and tortilla chips. I’ve been washing it by hand, but it is dishwasher safe. I am careful to make sure the bag is open wide when I put it on the dish rack to dry. I don’t want any mold.It’s come in so handy that I’m going to buy another one or two!

You can find the Planet Wise reusable sandwich bag and the snack bag version on Amazon:

If you’re interested in other reusable lunch products, please visit my post on the Stasher, a reusable silicone bag.

Do you use reusable sandwich bags? If so, what’s your favorite brand?
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Giveaway: 2-pack of Squeez’Ems reusable food pouches #toddlerapproved

Welcome to the Squeez’Ems Giveaway!

Thanks to my sponsor, BooginHead, I’m giving away a two-pack of their Squeez’Ems reusable food pouches to one of their Facebook fans!

Great for toddlers and kids, these reusable food pouches are designed for pureed foods. Apple sauce, yogurt, mashed bananas, are just a few ideas. Use these pouches to feed your little one nutritious, homemade food. Since you fill them yourself, they’re cost effective and you know exactly what your child is eating!

Squeez’Ems are free of BPA, PVC, and Phthalates. They’re freezer and microwave-safe. Although hand washing is recommended, you can wash them in the top rack of your dishwasher. Read my full review on Squeez’Ems HERE.

The Giveaway:

One winner will receive a two-pack of BooginHead’s Squeez’Ems. Must be a fan on Facebook. If you agree to the Terms and Conditions listed directly below, keep scrolling on down to enter.

Terms & Conditions: Sweepstakes open to residents of the US. Must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. Two entrants allowed per household. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Once winner has been selected and emailed, winner will have 48 hours to respond or new winner will be selected. Winner’s name may be posted on this blog and other social media and Web sites. My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sweepstakes not associated with Facebook or any other social media outlet. Entrance into the sweepstakes indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Note- My Life: A Work in Progress received a product to review but was not compensated for this giveaway post. Any opinions expressed above are my own; yours may differ.
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Review: GLASStic shatterproof water bottle

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I prefer to drink from a glass container, and you’ll usually find me drinking from a mason jar at home. When running outside, I do often reach for my BPA-free plastic bottle, just because I’m concerned about dropping and breaking a glass water bottle on the pavement. Even if the plastic is BPA-free, I don’t like that plastic retains odors and tastes. I usually use a flavored electrolyte drink mix in my water for long runs, and the plastic always smells fruity even several days later. No matter how many times I wash the bottle, the scent is still there.

GLASStic makes a 16oz. shatterproof water bottle that is essentially a glass bottle inserted into a BPA-free plastic bottle. This means your liquid is inside glass, but since the outer shell is plastic, the entire bottle can withstand force better than glass alone. The GLASStic company states in their site’s FAQs page that a third party evaluated their bottles and concluded it takes on average at least six drops, before the glass inside breaks. If it does break, the plastic keeps the glass from shattering everywhere. You can then recycle the broken glass and purchase a replacement glass bottle insert for $7.99.

The original GLASStic bottle retails for $14.99 and has a variety of patterns available. The new sports version, which is what I received, can be purchased for $19.99 and features a handle and sports lid. I have a D-ring on the jogging stroller that I can use to attach the bottle handle to my stroller. It can be a little difficult, however, to get it unlatched while I’m running (I’m just not that good at multi-tasking), so a lot of times I just end up doing a balancing act with the bottle on top of the stroller canopy. The handle does make it easier to grab and carry the bottle with just three fingers, and you can flip the handle down and out of the way when it’s not in use.

The sports lid has a “lock” on it to keep the lid from being opened when you’re transporting the bottle (or when you’re toddler’s playing with it). It is a bit stiff, and I can’t unlock and open the lid with one hand that well. It’s doable, but awkward. I really do like the lock on it though. It reduces the spill factor.

The bottle is easy to wash. For quick cleaning, I just hand wash with a baby bottle brush and some dish soap. For deep cleaning, just unscrew the bottom and tops of the bottles, and then pop out the glass piece. All pieces are dishwasher safe, but for longevity, it’s recommended to hand wash them.

I like that GLASStic pairs a glass water bottle with practical, shatterproof plastic. It’s nice that if the glass breaks, you don’t have to buy an entire new bottle, just the insert. I also like that the bottle is easy to clean.

You can check out online to learn more and to purchase. It’s also available on Amazon (and the sports version is currently on sale!). Affiliate link:

Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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