Lunch Boxes That Are Fun for Kids and Easy for Adults
Now imagine if you could send the kids to school with a healthy homemade lunch that was just as fun and attractive for the kids to eat, less expensive for you, and super easy to pack. That's what I like about Easy Lunchboxes.
These re-usable lunch boxes come in a set of four. They're organized into compartments, a feature that is guaranteed to please kids. But what I like best about these lunch boxes is that it makes it easy for me to assemble a well-balanced meal.
The sectioned containers are a clearly designed to hold a sandwich and two sides. But the shape of the side sections forces you to think outside the ho-hum chips and apple school lunch side dish trap.
For example, here are some of the fun sides I've put in my kids lunchboxes:
- hard boiled eggs
- hummus and pita chips
- carrots with peanut butter
- zucchini bread cream cheese sandwiches
- Mexican phyllo cups
- cherries, grapes, cantaloupe balls, almonds (in every flavor, from vanilla to sea salt), cheese and crackers and much more
Sometimes I get creative and cut cheese slices with mini cutters (compare prices), and put the cheese shapes in one container and the crackers in another. The possibilities go way beyond the standard cookies and banana I used to throw into their lunches, and they're healthier, too.
Lunch Boxes That Promote Less Waste
These lunch boxes are also dishwasher safe, so they're designed to be re-used. Less need for paper or plastic baggies or other disposable containers, so these lunch boxes are better for the environment.
And I like that fact that Easy Lunchboxes are free of lead, BPA, phthalates, PVC and vinyl.
The One Drawback of Easy Lunchboxes
Easy Lunchboxes aren't alone in this design challenge. Virtually every insulated lunch box on the market is like this, from the Doggie Bag lunch tote to the stainless steel LunchBots. But it sure would be nice if Easy Lunchboxes had this feature.
How to Buy Easy Lunchboxes
I've found the cooler bag doesn't really appeal to the kids -- they seem to prefer using the lunch box containers in their own lunch boxes. But I did test the cooler with both hot and cold foods, and it insulates them well for several hours. You can also fit a water bottle and an ice pack in the cooler bag with one of the Easy Lunchbox containers, so it does make a nice lunch set if you prefer to go that way.