August 23rd, 2013Choosing an easy lunch box system
Is it just me or has summer flown by. It is hard to believe than my son will be returning to his 2nd year of university on Saturday. While my son prepares to return to his post secondary education I have many friends who are preparing to send their children back to elementary school.
Be it you are returning to university, elementary school, highs school or work after a long summer holiday you will no doubt be returning to the ritual of once again packing a lunch. When you’re looking for a greener way to pack your lunch why not consider bento style lunch box system. These mutli- compartment containers are the best way to organize and transport your lunches without having to use separate food containers or plastic bags.
There are multiple bento style lunch box systems on the market today. Perhaps our favorite system for larger families is EasyLunchboxes. Created by mom of three Kelly Lester, we found the system to be extremely convenient when it comes to packing lunch for multiple children and hubby.
Each box consists of two pieces — a divided container and a lid. Sturdy and reusable, the containers are of much heavier quality than similar products on the market. We appreciate that the system can be stacked in nested fashion to take up less cupboard space when not being used. We also also appreciate that we can send an entire lunch in one container without the need to use multiple containers and bags. The containers however are not leak-proof and are not meant for liquid or runny food items.
The only draw back of the system is it’s large size doesn’t fit well into all standard lunch bags, however Kelly Lester was kind enough to list in a blog post that customers have found several lunch bags the bento style lunch boxes do work in.
At just $13.95 for four boxes they are also nicely priced.
If you do decide to use the EasyLunchboxes Insulated Lunch Box Cooler Bag, parents might like to know that the bags are made of the highest quality 300D Polyester for premium durability and toughness. They are vinyl free (PVC free) & lead free, with an FDA compliant PEVA lining. Each lunch bag comes with a sturdy zipper with a large, easy-to-grasp pull. They can be wiped clean and even machine-washed, which is great for spills. I find the bags great for traveling and would also be great for parents who work a long 12 hour shift. We found the bag large enough for the container, a water bottle, ice block, extra snacks, and a small thermos.
Kelly has now came out with EasyLunchboxes “Mini-Dippers.” These small size leak proof dip containers are perfect for work, school and home. They come in 8 packs, so perfect for lunches for 4. My 2nd year university son loves salads, but has never found the right size container for his dressing. EasyLunchboxes “Mini-Dippers” are the perfect size for his zucchini dip. They also fit perfectly inside the large or medium compartment of EasyLunchboxes compartmentalized food container.
We also find them useful as baby food containers. Homemade baby food will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Each container holds 2.5 fl oz and is safe for the dishwasher, fridge and freezer. When not in use, they nest to save space in your cupboard.
Overall, The EasyLunchbox system is not only the perfect lunch solution for back to school, but it also also helps the environment with less waste, space-efficient, and helps promote healthy eating.