Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lunchbox Time Again!

strawberries, snap peas, rice cakes with peanut butter, carrots with ranch dip

If the title of this post makes your groan, you can join a really, really big club. Packing a lunchbox for your kiddos' school (not to mention for yourself) can get boring FAST. In fact, just thinking about THE BIG Back-to-School Event (as it seems to have become) is enough to send chills up the spine of any parent!

Enter Laptop Lunch Boxes, bento-style lunch boxes for kids (and grown-ups). I bought one for my daughter when she was in third grade and she used it through sixth. A tray, with five perfectly-fitted containers and eating utensils, sets inside a horizontal lunch box. A reusable plastic water bottle also is included. When zipped, it looks like a little laptop.

Certainly, these lunch boxes are more expensive than what you can buy at a discount store, but they have several advantages. They can be packed so there is no waste; you don't need any plastic bags or wrappers. They are tough and designed to last a long time. The tray and containers are dishwasher safe, made of safe plastic and they are fun! They come in a variety of colors. The containers are microwave safe.

The website has a bunch of great, healthy lunch ideas. You also can subscribe to their free e-newsletter and receive more lunch ideas.

Here are a few more photos from their website, with foods I think my kiddos would actually eat:


chilled asparagus, strawberries, pasta and carrots with dip


Spring lettuce salad with dressing, cottage cheese and sesame melbas

Deviled eggs with bacon, yogurt-covered raisins and dark chocolate bits, strawberries and grapes, cukes and carrots

Cookie, half apple, almonds, grapefruit segments, turkey wrap, pretzels


In the next post or two, I have treats for you! We'll be looking at bento boxes (Japanese-style lunch boxes), more lunch ideas and some pretty amazing food art, made especially for bento.

Please note: I have not been paid to endorse this product. I only share it with you because I love it and thought you might, too!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your enthusiastic support! We're happy to have discovered your blog and will let others know about it as well. Keep up the great work!

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  2. So I've been thinking about investing in one of these lunch boxes for my son and just wasn't sure. Thanks for the post, its nice to see that it really works! And I love that they offer lunch ideas, I run out of new ones so quickly!

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  3. I love our laptop lunchboxes! Thanks for the new lunch ideas.

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  4. Hi Linzfrentrop--doesn't it get old trying to come up with new things our kids will eat? Ugh. Christyd--glad to find a fellow fan!

    Hope both of you have smooth back-to-school weeks!

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