Saturday, February 5, 2011

Easy Lunchboxes Review & Giveaway [Ends 2/20]


I've been eying Easy Lunchboxes for a while now. It seems like anywhere you look online, you'll see something about this company! They are definitely keeping busy and recently got a Canadian distributor. Great news for us Canadians, at least someone's thinking about us! The owner and creator Kelly Lester is a pleasure to deal with and was happy to send me a package for review.

To start with this lunch box system, you would need a set of containers (pack of 4 for $13.95) and a cooler bag to carry them in ($7.95). These lunch boxes can be used by anyone from kids to adults. From Day care snacks and school lunches to work meals. What's so special about these lunch boxes and why are they so popular? First and most importantly they are eco-friendly lunch boxes! They are FDA approved and contain no BPA, lead, PVC, etc. They are also made in a bento-style where you have three sections in a container. One is for main meal and two are for sides. It's a great idea as it will always remind you that you need a side of vegetables or fruits to complete your meal, not just a sandwich. The sections in the containers are also properly portioned to what a meal serving should be, not how much you can stuff in yourself (guilty). My question was is why you need four of them in a lunch box. Then I realized that you don't have to bring all four of them together (in fact only 3 would fit inside). If you are just making lunch for one person, the other containers can be used as spares and they will last you a long time! And to fill up the lunch box, just add a water bottle and an apple (or something of that sort) and you are good to go!

Since I'm currently at home and so is my son, I don't have a place to take the lunch boxes to. And I don't think the portions will be enough for hubby (hah). But I am patiently waiting until summer (or until I can start working) when I can take them on picnics and day trips. And while I'm waiting, I think I'm gonna start practicing my bento skills and educate my little guy on his upcoming day care/school lunches. As someone who is not very creative when it comes to food, there are lots of great resources and blogs when it comes to kid's bento lunches. Just google it and you'll be amazed! A place to start is Yummy Lunch Ideas provided by the Easy Lunchboxes site. There are actually a lot of great tips and ideas (such as how to pack certain  food items) on their website so make sure to pay them a visit.

What else would you need for a perfect lunch box? It's a great system and it gets my mark of approval.


Interesting Easy Lunchboxes Facts
- Easy Lunchboxes are eco-friendly and do not contain BPA, Lead, Vinyl, pthalates or PVC
- Easy Lunchboxes guarantees waste free lunches - you will save lots of plastic bags and spare containers.
- Can be used by kids and adults
- Lunch boxes are set up bento-style with 3 compartments.
- Compartments a portioned for a perfect sized meal.
- Containers are microwave, dishwasher & freezer safe; Cooler bag is machine-washable.
- Containers are not leak-proof and are not meant to store liquid foods.
- Lids are easy to open so kids can use the containers.
- Shipping to US is a flat fee of $8.95 and is free on orders over $50; If you are in Canada, you can order through Lanky Lizards to avoid duty fees.


Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive the complete Easy Lunchbox System (Lunch Bag & Container Set) (RV $21.90)

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Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

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leanne_mac said...

I learned they are BPA free and dishwasher safe.
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I learned that the lunchbox can be washed in the dishwasher (top and bottom rack safe).

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saturn said...

I like that they have no No BPA, Lead, Vinyl or PVC.

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I learned they are microwave and dishwasher safe

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I love the pictures of lunchbox ideas

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EmmaPeel said...

I seen the dimensions of the Lunch Bag are
9” x 6.5” x 6.5”

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They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

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I learned these are dishwasher safe.

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gibberish said...

I learned the cooler bags are $7.95 each.
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debsweeps4 said...

The containers are dishwasher safe. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

BethElderton said...

Her gallery of Yummy Lunch Ideas has tons of great ideas!
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deb s said...

I learned they're stackable

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Anonymous said...

I've learned to label lunch containers and bags

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Denise G said...

I learned that their lunch boxes are eco-friendly

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Kate said...

I learned that before creating Easylunchboxes.com Kelly had founded and ran Art Plates.
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I learned they are eco friendly.
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Jennifer said...

I learned that they are durable yet easy enough for little ones to open.
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mom2girls said...

On their site they have a section for lunch "box" ideas and recipes - it is very cool and has masses of ideas I had not thought of.
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Tina said...

I learned you can wash the containers in the dishwasher.
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Tara Oliver said...

I learned that the lids are meant to be easily removed by kids and toddlers - such a great idea! love these!
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Anonymous said...

I learned they are microwave and dishwasher safe
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Sugar Dipes said...

I learned that they are high end permanent containers and the dimensions are 9.38"X 6.1"X 2"

I also love how the sections are divided!

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robynl said...

I love that it's all carried upright, not sideways, so when I open my lunch, nothing looks messy.

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Jennie Yuen said...

It does not contain PBA.
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tanyab79 said...

They are BPA-free and are easily stackable.

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Marci J said...

I learned they are durable and dishwasher safe.

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I like that they have no No BPA, Lead, Vinyl or PVC.
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I like that they are fda aproved and you can wash them in the dishwasher!

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Natalia said...

Even though its not recommended to pack liquids into the containers, one can get away with packing yogurt if you secure it with wax paper on top. That's what I learned off their site :)

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I learned that the lunch bag itself can be washed in the washer with the other laundry. NEAT!

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cmyoung said...

I learned a neat tip...instead of an ice pack, use a frozen juice box to keep lunch cool.

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I learned they are BPA free and dishwasher safe and they are microwave safe too.
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I learned that they are microwave safe.

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Courtney said...

I learned that the lids are not super tight fitting as they are meant to be opened easily by little fingers.


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Instead of an ice block, place a frozen juice box or water bottle in the lunchbag. It’ll keep the food chilled and will be thawed by lunchtime.
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they are BPA free

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I learned they are BPA free, dishwasher safe and safe for microwave too.
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Selmada said...

I learnt that the lids are not super tight so that toddlers (like mine) can open them. I think this is a great idea. I wouldnt worry about spilling if packed in the cooler and each child could still open their own box. Nice.
I also see these being used for crafts that the kids can help themselves too for the same easy open reason.
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I LOVE that they're eco-friendly/BPA free!

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I love that they are BPA free and the bag and containers are made to fit together!
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