Snack, wash, dry, repeat

I’ll never be the eco-mama who reuses plastic wrap or gives up the soft toilet paper for the stuff that feels like newspaper. Mostly I look for small changes I can live with, and one of those has been cutting down on my reliance on disposable plastic snack bags. There are just so many good alternatives out there, like the reusable snack bags from Itzy Ritzy.

I’ve learned I much prefer the zipper close here to velcro ones elsewhere, to keep those pretzels and raisins put. And the waterproof (but PVC-free) lining means you can use it for apple slices and melty chocolate chip cookies too, then just toss it in the wash when it gets gross. Pick from 12 different fabrics; I’m liking the blue camo myself.

You summer camp mamas and lake house-owners should check out the wet bags too, which they swear will not wick. And hopefully they won’t smell like moldy swamp water when I forget to take my kids’ wet swimsuits out for a whole week, either. Wouldn’t that be a triumph. –Liz

Find reusable snack bags and more online at Itzy Ritzy. Follow them on twitter for special offers @ItzyRitzy

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  • Reply June 10, 2010


    Oh, love this idea. The Funky Monkey Pink and Heart Throb would definitely win in this house.

  • Reply June 10, 2010

    Sarah Schroeder

    BohoChic and perfect princess! They are so cute and love the zipper!

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    Good choices ladies! Make sure you follow the instructions above and email your answer so you’ll be entered. And good luck.

  • Reply June 10, 2010


    I just ordered from this company after reading your article. I placed my order around 8:30am & by 10:15am they had already shipped my order. Thanks for the recommendation

  • Reply June 10, 2010


    I love the boho chic and licorice swirl! So cute and what a great idea!

  • Reply June 10, 2010

    Adrienne S

    I love the licorice swirls and the funky monkey blue!
    These are great.

  • Reply June 10, 2010

    Joshua M.

    I’d pick prep school stripe blue or blue camo. Thanks!

    jmongler at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 11, 2010

    Amy A.

    Love these bags! How will we find out who won?

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    Cool Mom Picks

    We love them too Amy!

    As with all our contests, we’ll email the winner and when she’s confirmed, we’ll post a congrats to her right here on this very post. Good luck to you.

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