Monday, August 30, 2010 Posted by Dina N
One way around that is to send their lunch from home. I came across a company that makes the mad morning rush easy and takes the guesswork out of packing lunch: EasyLunchboxes.com. The EasyLunchbox system includes a set of four Bento lunch box containers and an insulated lunch bag cooler. The containers are excellent quality, and stack together when empty as well as full. Made of non-toxic, food-safe polypropylene, they are BPA-free, phthalate-free and safe for the freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. Each container has a lid in a different color - very handy if you are packing several lunches at the same time and need to know who gets what container without having to open it.
The large compartment of the Bento box can easily hold a sandwich, wrap, grilled chicken strips, even a small salad. The two smaller compartments can be for cut up veggies or fruit, a boiled egg, some sort of dip, or crackers. The Bento boxes are large enough to pack an adult lunch as well as school lunches for kids. The large section holds 2.5 cups, the medium section - 3/4 cup, and the smallest section - 1/2 cup.
The lunch bag coolers that complete the EasyLunchbox system come in 5 colors: black, dark red, purple, olive, and aqua. I received the latter which is a very pretty shade of blue. The bag is very roomy and fits 3 Bento containers. That means you can take this cooler not just to the office or to school but also to a picnic and put three lunches in there! I highly recommend purchasing the lunch bags and the Bento boxes together because other small lunch boxes I own will not fit the containers horizontally. Of course, the containers close very well so this is a concern only if you prefer your Bento box fitting perfectly in the cooler - which I do. If you are packing a single lunch in the cooler, there is tons of space left on top for a drink, a whole apple or another fruit, an extra snack, and an ice pack. A cup of yogurt, a thermos of soup, tea or coffee - the sky's the limit! The bag is well made, and everything zips up securely.
The EasyLunchbox system is ideal for school lunches, office lunches, and family picnics. My kids are in love with the Bento containers, and immediately picked their favorite lid colors. As a parent, I know that often presentation wins the healthy eating battle, so having my children excited about good-for-them food starts with the lunch box and containers. Hooray for healthy, convenient, eco-friendly and economical school lunches!
The EasyLunchbox containers cost $13.95 for a set of four - a steal considering their quality, and how easy and fast they make preparing lunch to go. The lunch bag coolers are $7.95. The perfect finishing touch to packing any school or office lunch!
I know you want an EasyLunchbox system! One lucky person will win a set of containers and a lunch bag cooler in their color of choice - retail value of $21.90!
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Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.