Friday, September 12, 2008

A Greener Lunch Box

Yesterday over at Blissfully Domestic I wrote about packing a waste-free lunch for your kids. I bet if you looked around your house you'd find all the elements needed to create a lunch with little to no waste. Just in case you don't have what you need, I wanted to show you some of my favorite finds.

Hero Lunch Bags - All Star Organic Cotton Lunch Bag

  • 100% USDA-NOP Certified Organic 10oz Cotton Canvas
  • Cotton is chemical and pesticide free
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Machine washable, (designed to shrink a bit) line dry
Laptop Lunches/Bento-Ware

  • Cool modular design featuring five reusable microwave safe food containers
  • Creative and economical system for helping parents pack wholesome, low-waste meals
  • Designed for kids - incorporates fun colors and a puzzle piece design
  • A fashionable, sustainable alternative to wasteful, single-use containers that saves you money


  • Wrap - N- Mats

  • Replaces wasteful plastic sandwich and snack bags
  • Made with Fair Labor/Fair Wages
  • Food safe, PEVA liner that wipes clean
  • Eco-Print design printed with vegetable based dyes


  • Sigg Water Bottles

  • Smart, stylish, safe alternative to polycarbonate plastic sippy cups
  • Tested to ensure 0% leaching of any substance - no trace of BPA, BPB or any phthalates
  • Taste neutral, resistant to fruit juices & energy drinks with no scent transfer
  • Lightweight, unbreakable bottle Swiss-engineered from a single piece of aluminum



  • Fabkins Cloth Napkins
  • Adds a personal touch to a waste-free lunch
  • Makes mealtime more fun and special
  • Helps teach good table manners
  • Gets kids involved in saving the environment


  • 3 comments:

    nottryingforaboy said...

    I got the girls Laptop Lunches. They love them. I'm not going the Asian-fare bento style meals, but just food I know they'll eat. We have lunch in the car daily and the boxes have been great.

    Rebecca said...

    I'm really coveting a lot of these items now, and I don't even need a packed lunch most days. The bento boxes make everything look much more appealing. I'm keeping my eyes open for a metal one.

    I would not normally advertise a giveaway on your blog, but it relates to this post so I hope you don't mind. Over on the Green Baby Guide, we're giving away a copy of Vegan Lunch Box--the book based on the popular blog. She has a lot of great ideas in there, and she almost always packs her lunches in those laptop lunch boxes you discuss in this post.

    Alana said...

    One of these days I'm going to buy some of the sandwich wraps...such a great idea!