Super mum shares her VERY organised sandwich meal prep for the week – but is forced to defend one key feature from critics
- A mum has been slammed for her use of plastic bags after sharing meal prep
- The mum asked people not to complain about the bags but they did anyway
- Others leapt to her defence and said she could use whatever she liked
A thrifty mum has shown off her incredibly organised sandwich meal prep before asking critics to refrain from commenting on her decision to use single-use plastic bags.
Sarah, an Australian mother-of-four, showed off the meal prepping on a budget-friendly Facebook Page on Sunday and said the sandwich haul should last abut a week.
‘Groceries are delivered and we meal prep,’ she wrote alongside the picture.
A thrifty mum has shown off her incredibly organised sandwich meal prep before asking critics to refrain from commenting on her decision to use single-use plastic bags
‘Yes, they are frozen. They defrost fine. Not soggy, no complaints. My kids love the variety.
She then added: ‘No comments about the plastic bags please Karens’.
And many were impressed and flooded the photo with comments praising the tasty selection.
‘I had no idea you could do this but as a single mum I want to thank you for the tip. We all know what I am doing tomorrow,’ one woman wrote on the post.
‘I reckon well done and great mumming, providing lunch that kids enjoy and actually eat is a great success,’ one mum said.
But despite Sarah’s efforts at stopping a conversation about plastic bags, a fiery debate broke out in the comments.
‘If you put in half as much effort to do nude food then your children’s future will be so much more promising. I’m not trying to be a Karen but if we don’t ALL start to take our environment seriously then there will be in huge trouble,’ one woman wrote.
‘Foil is a great and more environmentally friendly option if anyone is interested in using a more sustainable method. Foil can be recycled and I find the food keeps better too because you can wrap them tight,’ said another.
Others defended her use of the zip-lock bags.
‘I use the those bags too and don’t give a sh*t what people say,’ one mum said.
‘I use plastic bags. Keeps it fresh for most of the day. The same people complaining about plastic bags are the same people who drive a car everyday and pollute the air with carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide,’ one man added on the post.
While some offered constructive advice.
‘I’ve found the biodegradable plastic snap lock bags just as good as the original ones, and they make me feel a bit better about the plastic,’ one mum said.
Sarah showed off the meal prepping on a budget-friendly Facebook Page on Sunday and said the sandwich haul should last abut a week – she asked people not to comment on her use of plastic bags
‘And you can wash and reuse the snaplock bags instead of throwing them into landfill,’ another offered.
Some even jumped to the mum’s defence.
‘Anyone complaining about sandwich bags better own a hybrid car and live in a tent out bush with a five-star eco-system set up,’ one woman said.
‘Unless you live off the grid growing your own food and collecting your own water and living in a mud hut best not to be complaining about a few plastic bags,’ added another.
The mum defended her actions and decision to post about the bulk-made sandwiches and said if she helped one person feel more organised it was worth it.
Moderators swooped in on the conversation and muted people complaining about plastic bags.