When packing a lunch to take to the office or for your kid to take to school, think about double-duty items to pack and keep your food chilled. Freezing a container of yogurt, for example, does two things: It transforms the yogurt into an icepack while also keeping it cold and ready for lunch. Freezing a juice container or thermos of water may work, but these liquids rarely thaw out completely in time for lunch. Dairy items like yogurt freeze hard, but thaw quickly. So by lunchtime, they’ll be the perfect creamy consistency. And remember: Yogurt containers are easily recyclable in most communities.
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