Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Kid's lunch is easy using this lunch box system!

Have you already gotten your kid's lunch boxes for the school year? Well, if you have not, you are in for a real treat. We've got a great giveaway that every mom would LOVE to have, I am sure. Check this one out...
One lucky winner is going to win an Easy Lunch Boxes container set and one lunch bag (winner gets to choose color). Retail value ($21.90)
I had the privilege of using these containers, and I love the practicality of them.
No more squished sandwiches and wasteful baggies for each individual thing you are serving your child. The containers fit perfectly inside the roomy EasyLunchbox custom carrying bag. And there is still plenty of room to throw in an extra snack or two, whole fruit, perhaps a thermos of soup, drink and ice block.

You can click here for many, many yummy lunch ideas. In fact, I encourage you to check this page out because there are many healthy lunch ideas on there. Here are some pictures of a couple of lunches that I did with my kiddos:

LUNCH NUMBER ONE
: At a picnic!
You might recall me blogging about the day I took my kids for a "swim" that ended up being a picnic and some time in a sprinkler. Well, I referred to my new cool containers in that post. I purposefully did not let on that those containers were our next giveaway because I wanted to keep it a secret! :) This is the lunch I made that day. This lunch is as easy as it gets. Nothing fancy. Bologna and ketchup sandwiches, grapes, and 2 Oreo cookies.
Lunch is as easy as 1,2, 3. :0)
1. Line up enough containers for everyone you are serving, and divvy out all the food amongst the containers.
2. Slap the colorful lids on each one. (Color code if you have several kids, according to the colors they like...in my case, blue for my son, red for my daughter)

3. They stack perfectly if you are taking their lunches to the same place.
I could stack all three of our lunch containers on top of each other and they all fit in the bag, so we could carry them out easily. Three fit perfectly in one bag. I decided to take the kids out for a picnic and these made it easy for me. When my kids (who are prone to wander at times) decided to get up and play, but were not done eating, I could just place the top back over it quickly to keep the bugs away from their food.
LUNCH NUMBER TWO: Right here in my dining area
Peanut Butter Banana Roll Ups, fruit cocktail, cherry tomatoes.
Make your roll ups and cut them in half. (or more than half for itty bittys)
When your kids announce that they are done, (and you know they have only taken two bites and they will be hungry and begging for food again in another half hour) you can just place the top on and pop it in the fridge until they are hungry again. And, of course, then there is the obvious...you can use them at school or work!


To enter the giveaway: After you have taken a moment to visit the Easy Lunch Boxes site, come back to this post to leave us a comment, telling us something you learned about this great product, and an email to reach you at. Giveaway ends this Friday, August 27, at midnight. Good luck!
This giveaway is offered to US & Canadian residents only. Please do not enter this giveaway if have won or received free product from EasyLunchboxes within the past 3 months.

46 comments:

flynnfamily said...

The link from your blog is brokent o the easy lunch box website, but I was still able to find it. We start school in 2 weeks around here and I think I might buy the great storage containers for lunches! Thanks for all of the tips!

twin1savage@yahoo.com

pooks said...

I have already been looking at purchasing this set of fantastic lunch boxes! I am very into healthy eating & teaching my 3 kiddos to do the same. I feel that this set is a perfect way to please everyone. It is fun yet very functional & allows me to make sure that my kids are getting a balanced meal. The fact that we are making less waste & that they are BPA free is a huge added bonus! I love the different colored lids too so that when I am packing the night before for everyone I know which one everyone gets. I really hope I win this!!! Love it!

kelly g said...

I actually really liked the section of lunch ideas! I work a weird shift and usually try to bring lunch so that just gave me a ton of new ideas! :)

Katrina said...

I learned that they are BPA free and dishwasher safe..very important! I love all the lunch ideas. :)

Margaret said...

they are BPA free!

margaret@megley.com

Lucky Mom said...

I've never been the first commenter before! I have 4 kids! Do I need to say more. School lunches are a pain. Even if I make the ahead of time, it is hard to store them in my little refridgerator. I love the compartments and what I end up doing is putting their stuff into all little bags. i would love this.

Lucky Mom said...

I love this idea! I have 4 kids. Do I need to say more. School lunches are my downfall. even if i make them ahead of time, it is hard to find space to store them in the fridge the night before. this would be a godsend.

Jessica said...

This is brilliant! I've been looking for ways to pack lunches that don't involve a thousand little baggies!! I LOVE that they nest together and are eco-friendly. Thanks for this giveaway.
~Jessica
(jacalhoun at centurylink dot net)

Jennifer said...

There was an error when I was trying to use the link to check out the website...but I love that everything will have its place in the container and that nothing will get squished. I also think it's a great way to save on using baggies and other disposable bags. Im

Thanks!
jlynngould@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I love their statement about them replacing plastic bags - which are EXPENSIVE when you go through that many! I remember my mom telling us as kids to bring our ziplocs home to use again (which we rarely did!). This would be a great substitute.
lindseylaudie@gmail.com

keedalee said...

I love that these are BPA-free and better for the environment than lots and lots of baggies going into the landfills.
Kendra @ pamper_yourself75@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

Love these lunchboxes! Love how versatile they are (micro and dishwasher safe) and love how I can control portions!

Not sure I'll win at post #1 but thanks for the chance!! :)

E_Sharp said...

These lunchboxes are a variation on the sectioned plates that I have found so helpful for dinners around here for my toddler. I love the idea, but the best part of that website by far is the page of lunch ideas. That could keep you going for weeks!

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this for my daughter that just started PreK. I learned about the different colored lids that will perfect for different days!

Destiny said...

I love that you can fit the entire lunch in one container!

destiny (dot) mawson at gmail (dot) com

Meredith said...

Great giveaway! I was just introduced to these lunchboxes last week. I liked the tip to be able to pack yogurt - cut a square of wax paper a little larger than the compartment and place it over that section before attaching the lid...I would love to pack yogurt (not gogurt) in my daughters lunch.

squirtle said...

I love that they are dishwasher safe!

Jessie said...

These are so cool! One of the best parts to me is that they are BPA and phthalate free and they are dishwasher and microwave safe. My kids don't need lunchboxes for school yet, but these would be great for picnics and for my husband to take his lunch to work.

jesmckinney [at] gmail [dot] com

Jen said...

i've been searching for containers like this!! the ones i have don't actually keep anything separate, so i always end up with applesauce on the turkey and beans all over... email: jemersonbinning@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

I learned they are BPA and phthalate free! Yay! This means a lot to me, as someone who is concerned about the safety in other lunch boxes. I would love to be the new owner of an easy lunch box- seems like the perfect thing for every member of my family

Rachel said...

Wow - can't believe I'm the first commenter on this awesome giveaway. One cool thing I learned was that the boxes nest - awesome and my tupperware/plastic area definitely appreciates this because right now I have lots of littles that don't nest and I could totally find a new home for several of these!

Jeff & Carrie Seeley said...

I learned that these look like a great idea!

Melanie said...

I learned that it is sooo nice to be able to pack a lunch and to not have everything leak on each other. Plus I love the fact that I can reuse these and not have to waste plastic bags.

BeeBubbaBella said...

I learned that these lunchboxes are environmentally friendly
cuteebonyladie at aol dot com

gin said...

i have been seeing these all over the blogosphere, and i was worried about the size of the compartments...would they be big enough? i checked out how much they could hold, and yep! they seem to be big enough! i am heading back to work soon, and these will make it easier for me to help my husband get lunch and dinner on the table on the days/nights i work. :)

Rachel Hinkle said...

Wow! There are so many lunch ideas there! I just started going back to work and have been struggling with ideas of what to pack, and also finding something to pack in. I'm tired of grocery bags getting pushed around in the fridge!

zookeeper said...

What a cool tip she gave about removing the odor from the lunch bag by using bread and vinegar!

Pigs Do Fly said...

I've been doing bento lunches for my kidlet for a while -- I love waste free lunches -- but these look like a fantastic way to still pack a waste free lunch when time is short for lunch packing. Packing bento, making it cute, getting everything in tight enough is time consuming, and I'm afraid kidlet had way too many hot lunches last year when mornings were hectic.

I learned that they were dishwasher safe, which is also fabulous since most Asian made bento boxes are not!

Tana said...

What a great way to stay organized for lunch time, or picnics or whatever. Some great ideas on the site for lunch time. Thanks for the ideas!

stbeeg@charter.net

Robyn said...

What a fabulous system! I can see myself using this several times a week for nights we have activities like my 4 year old's soccer practice! Those nights we tend to eat on the go and how wonderful would it be to have an organized way to arrange a HEALTHY lunch for my family! I love the idea of using frozen juice boxes (or yogurt tubes) instead of ice packs.

Robyn robynelowe@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

A great product! I love the compartmental containers and that they are BPA free. I wish I had thought of this :o)

rcschrock@maplenet.net

We are the Smith Family said...

OMG...what a great product and what an awesome site! Thank you!!! I have 3 toddlers under 2 and love the different ideas for lunch as I get soooo burned out on them not eating the turkey/cheese sandwiches.....I often run out to Wendy's just to make me feel better about them eating something. Anyways....thank you! I love the lunchtaker site offered under the neat ideas....again, what a great site!!!

jonessmith77@yahoo.com

charryse said...

I like that it can streamline the lunch making process. I haven't quite reached the lunch box phase but it would be nice to have something like this to take on a picnic.

Amanda said...

These are a great idea! I love that they are dishwasher safe too!

Brighid said...

I learned that the picture gallery is a great resource for lunch ideas! It's a good idea so that you can estimate how much lunch you can pack.

Jenny O. said...

They're BPA Free- woohoo! jennyo at comporium dot net

Tiffany said...

I would love this for my family. We like to go on picnics and breing able to make several lunches that fit into one bag would be GREAT! I also struggle with the waste of plastic bags for my husband's lunch. I hate throwing them away, so this would really be nice!
pilchard1987@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

Learned to heat up the thermos before filling - never thought of that before. My oldest is just starting Pre-K, but these would be great for family outings until she can take her own.

awoitkowski said...

I love these! My daughter is off to first grade and will be eating lunch with the "big kids" so she needs a lunch container. These boxes are not only great for separating the different foods but also keeping them from getting squished and also eliminates a bunch of loose containers or baggies. I also like the fact they stack neatly together, no more wasting time searching in vain for matching lids!

Dollar Saving Moms said...

I love these! i have looking forever for something like this and it would make lunches (for evreyone ) easier! I also loved all the great ideas for lunches. It really opened my eyes about differnt things I c an send te kids and hubby to school with! it made me think outside the (lunch) box! kellydtoysmom@yahoo.com

Dollar Saving Moms said...

Love this! This has made me think outside the (lunch) box! I have been looking ofr something. kellydtoysmom@yahoo.com

melissa. said...

I love these! I remember as a child my food would always be smashed! I love these because they help you to balance out the meals, and really get your kids excited about eating well.

chayasmomma@hotmail.com

Sheila said...

Wow- they are both dishwasher and microwave safe! That's so nice. I am so tired or washing baggies. I really want a better option.

Tammy said...

I think I might actually like making lunch for my kids with this system. I love the different lid colors and the compartments. I might have to break down and buy some!

Kris Hoskinson said...

i have been looking for something like this for a long time! i love that these are BPA free. thanks for sharing and for the lunch tips.

khoskinson@orchardhillchurch.org

Clay, Christi, Chastity and Cherish said...

I love how each of my kids can have their "own" color every time and keep everything organized and NOT soggy :) Thanks for sharing!
christinclay@yahoo.com