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Packing Lunch

by Michele | September 2nd, 2010 | Tweens

With the start of the school year, the daily chore of packing lunches has returned.  Although, “What should I pack for lunch?” is the most frequently spoken questions in regards to lunch, there is another pressing query.  That would be, “In what container should lunch be packed?”

The options are varied, much more so now that a generation or two ago.  No longer do kids have the limited choice of brown bag or metal lunch pail.  Now there are lunch boxes and bags made from a variety of materials and with a variety of features.  Your Parenting Info has found a few options that seemed both interesting and helpful.

Laptop Lunches

Laptop Lunches are American style bento boxes that are designed to help families pack nutritious and eco-friendly lunches. They are reusable, recyclable and dishwasher safe. In addition, they contain no phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or lead.  To learn more, please visit their website.


LunchBots are super cool, stainless steel lunch and snack containers that are healthier than plastic (no chemicals leaching into your food!) and better for the environment (no waste!). They have sizes and styles for sandwiches and snacks and their unique bento-style, divided containers are very popular.  More information is available at their website.


On the go kids who strive to be healthy, fit, and green will love the ease in which they can transport meals and snacks in the EasyLunchBox system.  Organize and quickly pack healthy food without wasting time, money, paper, or plastic.  They have no BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC and are safe for dishwasher, freezer, and microwave.  Learn more at their website.

In addition to these three great lunchbox ideas, we also discovered a replacement for plastic sandwich bags that can be used with the lunch box of your choice.


ResUsies are a reusable alternative to single-use, plastic sandwich baggies.  They are 100% cotton lined with leak resistant nylon and come in tons of cute patterns.  They also are lead, BPA, and phthalate free.  ReUsies can be washed by hand or thrown in the washer/dryer or even the dishwasher.  Best of all, each ReUsie keeps thousands of plastic baggies out of the landfills.  For more information, visit their website.

  1. Namron Toi says:

    EasyLunchBoxes are great 3 compartments makes for easy separation of items. My daughter does not like it when things get mixed up in her lunch box.

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