Brown bags? Been there, packed that.
Change your little epicurean’s routine with My Square Meal lunch boxes. The reusable systems include an insulated tote, spork, and bento box divided into seven compartments designed to hold everything from edamame to hot dogs. Because the sections are small, kids get a little taste of everything and parents can easily pack in all the food groups.
Other perks? Reduced waste, dishwasher-safe construction, and a PVC-free tote.
Now you can give boring lunches the sack.
Available online at mysquaremeal.com.
With the Grinch
What: Two million pounds of ice transformed into colorful sculptures help recreate scenes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Why: Freezy does it.
When: Thru Jan. 3. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trl., Grapevine (817-778-1000).
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
What: Santa’s better half recites a few holiday tales.
Why: She has an in with the big guy.
When: Thru Dec. 27. Sat., noon-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6500).
North Pole Express
What: Climb aboard for a carol- and story-filled excursion. Also explore North Pole Fun Park, where kids make ornaments and jump in a bounce house.
Why: Stay on track.
When: Thru Dec. 20. Fri.-Sun. Departure times online at grapevinetexasusa.com.
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine (817-410-3123).
Photo: Courtesy of My Square Meal