Supermom shares her VERY organized sandwich meal for the week – but is forced to defend one key feature from critics
- A mother has been reprimanded for using plastic bags after sharing meal prep
- The mother asked people not to complain about the bags, but they did it anyway
- Others shot her on the defensive and said she could use whatever she wanted
A frugal mom showed off her incredibly organized sandwich meal before asking critics not to comment on her decision to use single-use plastic bags.
Sarah, an Australian mother of four, showed off preparing the meal on a budget-friendly Facebook page on Sunday, saying the sandwich should last about a week.
“Groceries are delivered and we prepare the meal,” she captioned the photo.
A frugal mom showed off her incredibly organized sandwich meal before asking critics not to comment on her decision to use single-use plastic bags
‘Yes, they are frozen. They thaw just fine. Not soggy, no complaints. My kids love the variety.
She 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 mom I want to thank you for the tip. We all know what I’ll be doing tomorrow,” one woman wrote in the post.
“I think it’s well done and great mumbled, it’s a huge success to give a lunch that kids enjoy and actually eat,” said one mother.
But despite Sarah’s attempts to stop a conversation about plastic bags, a fiery debate erupted in the comments.
“If you go to half the effort to eat naked, your children’s future will be so much brighter. I’m not trying to be Karen, but if we don’t ALL start taking our environment seriously, we’re going to be in big trouble,” one woman wrote.
‘Foil is a great and more environmentally friendly option if someone is interested in a more sustainable method. Foil can be recycled and I also think the food has a better shelf life because you can pack it tightly,” said another.
Others defended her use of the zippered pockets.
“I use those bags too and I don’t give a shit what people say,” said one mother.
‘I use plastic bags. Keeps it fresh most of the day. The same people who complain about plastic bags are the same people who drive every day and pollute the air with carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide,” one man added.
While some gave constructive advice.
“I’ve liked the biodegradable snap-closure plastic bags just as much as the original ones, and I feel a little better about the plastic,” said one mom.
Sarah showed the meal prep on a budget-friendly Facebook page on Sunday and said the sandwich launch should take about 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 in the landfill,” said another.
Some even jumped in the mother’s defense.
“Anyone who complains about sandwich bags should own a hybrid car and live in a tent in the wilderness with a five-star ecosystem,” said one woman.
“Unless you live off the net, grow your own food and collect your own water and live in a mud hut, it’s best not to complain about a few plastic bags,” added another.
Defending her actions, the mom decides to post about the bulk-made sandwiches, saying that if she helped someone feel more organized it was worth it.
Moderators dived into the conversation and muted people complaining about plastic bags.