Sunday, June 6, 2010

Going green? How about an Eco-friendly lunch box?

School may be out, but before you know it, it will be fall and you'll be scrambling to get the last minute lunch box, paying an arm and a leg for something that will be "out" next season so you'll just have to buy another the following year. And baggies, don't forget the hundreds of plastic baggies you'll use. I have discovered an Eco-friendly lunch box for kids (and adults) of all ages. The Easy Lunchbox . I have 6 kids. I was wasting tons of plastic baggies packing their lunches every day, oh and the hubby as well. Tons. I was ashamed, the money I was throwing away on lunch boxes, baggies...It sickens me to know how much I could have saved.
From The Easy Lunchbox website
Supporting the waste-free lunch movement, EasyLunchboxes.com offers a reusable, superior solution at a much lower price than other companies.
Great for large families and those on a limited budget.
FDA approved. No BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC. Safe for dishwasher and microwave. The simple chic design and bright colors of our Cooler Bags can even be personalized!
Our Easy Lunchbox cooler includes a sturdy grommet in the carrying handle so you can easily attach a pretty key ring, dietary restrictions warning tag, or your choice of any type of handcrafted or store bought “flair.” Examples HERE
Our Cooler Bags are made of the highest quality 300D Polyester for premium durability and toughness. Vinyl free (PVC free) & lead free, with an FDA compliant PEVA lining.

This is Phil's lunch for tomorrow. See how much it holds? He's got cucumbers and carrots, a mixed spring salad with raspberry vinegarette, mandrin oranges, raisins, walnuts and a hard boiled egg. For dessert he has a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing. Normally I would be learly of placing an egg with his dessert, but the lid completely separates the food and none touch or even smell like anything else he's having. (yes, that's little heart cucumbers, I love bentos and garnishing but I have to subtly put them in Phil's lunches or he says it's too girly)
Cool huh? I love mine. The kids claimed a colored lid and I can make lunches, or even snacks, and according to the lid color, I know who's is whos and what they do and don't like. Phillip even takes one to work for his lunch. Container in the bottom of the cooler bag, add a banana and his water bottle (nalgene...see, I am going green), he's good to go. The cooler bag can even hold 3 containers at once, great for car rides or the park for a picnic. And, because I love ya'll so much, Easy Lunchboxes is going to send one of my readers one set of their own. 4 containers with 4 different colored lids and a cooler bag in the winners choice of color.

To have your chance at winning one all you have to do is the following...

mandatory...go to Easy Lunchboxes and tell me something you learned about them that I haven't already mentioned.
for extra entries you can do the following. make sure you leave a comment for each


  • follow me 1 entry

  • follow my other blog 1 entry

  • become a fan of Easy Lunchboxes on Facebook 2 entries

  • follow me on twitter 1 entry

  • tweet about this and leave a link back 2 entries

  • follow Easy Lunchboxes on twitter 2 entries

I will randomly draw a name (random.org) on June 26 and the winner will have 24 hours to get back with me once I email them or I will draw another name. contest limted to the US, sorry.

91 comments:

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to win the lunch box and cooler bag, in the red. I pack my husband's lunch every day and this would make it so handy. I learned they are microwavable

Nanbon44 said...

I follow the Get Lucky blog

Nanbon44 said...

I follow the In One Ear blog

Nanbon44 said...

I follow on FB

Nanbon44 said...

I am a fan of easy lunch boxes on FB

Nanbon44 said...

I am follow easy lunchboxes on Twitter

Kristin said...

I learned that Easy Lunchboxes contain no BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, or vinyl.

Kristin said...

I'm a Get Lucky follower.

Kristin said...

I follow In One Ear

Kristin said...

I'm a fan of Easy Lunchbox on facebook #1

Kristin said...

I'm a fan of Easy Lunchbox on facebook #2

Kristin said...

I'm a twitter follower.

Kristin said...

I follow Easy Lunchbox on twitter #1

Kristin said...

I follow Easy Lunchbox on twitter #2

Kristin said...

I tweeted about it. #1

Kristin said...

I tweeted about it. #2

MaggieC said...

I learned that they nest inside of each other - for easy storage and I also learned I like them!

Sean said...

This would work for my lunches, please enter my name in your drawing

Sean said...

I follow In One Ear

Sean said...

I follow get lucky

Sean said...

that they can be put in a dishwasher

Godsgalnj said...

I learned that they can be put in the dishwasher - and save time by only having one lid for each instead of 3 separate ones. It also helps with watching out for portion levels. That way, overeating is better prevented.

Godsgalnj said...

I'm following this blog.

Godsgalnj said...

I'm following you on Twitter.

Godsgalnj said...

I'm following your other blog: In One Ear

Godsgalnj said...

I follow EasyLunchboxes on Twitter.

Kristen said...

I learned their containers are FDA-approved for microwave use. They are made with the highest grade polypropylene plastic (#5), a plastic that does not leach any BPA or Phthalates when heated or cooled.

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Anonymous said...

I learned they are dishwasher safe! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Tracy Harper said...

I learned that one of the colors in the set of Easy Lunchboxes is my daughter's favorite color, blue!

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Jay said...

I found out it is not designed to be leakproof but this sounds like a great product that would be used a lot.
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lisanne said...

I follow.

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lisanne said...

I love that they give you lunch ideas. What a nice idea. Sometimes it is just so hard not to put the same thing in day after day. Love it!

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Donna said...

I learned this "EasyLunchbox containers are made from FDA-approved, food-safe polypropylene (#5). They are the perfect mid-range quality between the low-cost disposable containers you find in the market, and the high-end permanent containers (like Tupperware)."
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Donna said...

I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
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Donna said...

I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)
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Donna said...

2.I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)
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Donna said...

I follow your blog.
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Donna said...

I follow your other blog.
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Ashley Bradford said...

I learned that they fit inside each other for storage and that you can microwave them!

Teaching Mommy said...

I learned that the owner is Kelly Lester and she was a theatre major in college.

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Teaching Mommy said...

follow you on GFC

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Teaching Mommy said...

follow your other blog on GFC

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Teaching Mommy said...

fan of easy lunchboxes on facebook

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Teaching Mommy said...

fan of easy lunchboxes on facebook - entry 2

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Teaching Mommy said...

follow you on twitter

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Sharon said...

I learned, AND LOVED that they're all stackable... I have the dreaded tupperware cupboard, where when you open it a ton of loose lids come falling out... but they still never seem to match the bottoms... stacking ='s GREAT!!

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Jessica said...

this is a great way to green up your lunch

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Jessica said...

i follow with google friend

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Crystal H. said...

I learned they nest inside each other when not in use.

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Crystal H. said...

Google follower #21 (Latsyrc728...it is a different picture)
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Crystal H. said...

I follow Easy Lunchboxes on Facebook (Crystal Jansen Hamilton)
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Crystal H. said...

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Crystal H. said...

I am following your other blog (#63- Latsyrc728 --it's a different pic)
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Emily Robison said...

I learned that on their blog they have some cool tabs with pictures of lunches that people send in or recipes! Cool!
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Emily Robison said...

I follow on google friend
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Emily Robison said...

I follow your other blog, in one ear
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Emily Robison said...

I follow Easy LunchBoxes on FB #1
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Tweeted #2
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Crystal H. said...

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Vikki said...

I went to the website and learned that I can save space due to their nesting quality as well save my waistline but eating healthier
Vikki
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Vikki said...

I'm a facebook follower
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Vikki said...

I'm a facebook follower
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Vikki said...

I'm a facebook follower 2
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Flufferwuffer said...

I learned that the containers are dishwasher safe, and the cooler bag can be put in the washing machine!

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D said...

I learned that this neat product is designed by a mother of 3 daughters and she is also a performer.

WhirlingVortex said...

They containers aren't leakproof - they recommend putting liquids in other containers.

kris in larryville said...

I learned they are FDA approved although I am not certain what the FDA approves about lunch containers.

kris in larryville said...

I like the page on Facebook

Anonymous said...

I like that it's dishwasher safe - the only way I'd actually use it - and I also love the website's lunch gallery - so pretty, like your husband's lunch - not sure I'd meet those standards, but I'm getting lots of good ideas! Thanks! belauvibes (at) yahoo (dot) com

MelissaStuff said...

Love that it is microwave and dishwasher safe.

MelissaStuff said...

Like Easy Lunchboxes on FB

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Anonymous said...

I never knew that Easy Lunchboxes contain no BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, or vinyl.
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