Posts Tagged ‘waste free lunches’

Sunday Funday Giveaway: ECOlunchbox Three In One

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

If you are a parent of little ones, chances are you are constantly having to pack food for your kiddos whenever you go places such as the park, the zoo, or the museum. Plastic baggies are costly and create a lot of waste. Plastic containers leach yucky toxins into the environment and into your food. ECOlunchbox offers an awesome alternative that is both eco-friendly and economical. They are completely PBA free and made from lead-free, food-safe stainless steel.

The Three in One lunchbox comes with 3 separate rectangular containers. This is a perfect design for little ones who often prefer their foods not to touch. The the lunch box (when closed) measures 4 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches long and 2 3/4 inches high. The bottom layer is 1 inch deep and is designed to fit a sandwich/bread slices. The top layer is 1 1/2 inches deep and fits cut snacks or small side dishes. The small inner box, holds up to a 1/2 cup of wet foods, is good for applesauce, cut fruit or salads. However because no plastic is used in the design the pressure fitting stainless steel lid is not 100% leak-proof.

Would you like to win a ECOlunchbox Three In One so you can pack healthy, waste-free lunches for your little one? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 11. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.

Good luck everyone!

-Sarah
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Product Review: Planet Wise Reuseable Snack Bags

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Lately we have been spending a lot of time at the park and zoo, just soaking up the gorgeous weather! As you know outings with kids are far more successful if you pack several snack options for them. For environmental (and economical) reasons I don’t like to use disposable plastic baggies to pack snacks. Instead I mostly use re-usable plastic containers, however they are big, bulky, and heavy. They take up a lot of room in the diaper bag and are overall cumbersome to deal with. I don’t know about you, but no matter how hard I try to stay organized with my plastic containers and lids, I always spend way more time than I care to digging around to find the right sized lid. I decided because packing snacks for outings is pretty much a daily occurrence in my life, it was time to invest in some better options.

And what perfect timing because right now in honor of Earth Day, Planet Wise Reusable Snack Bags are 25% off! They offer three awesome options for packing food: Reusable Snack Bags, Window Bags, and Sandwich Bags. The bags are made in the USA out of FDA food safe material that is PVC, BPA, phthalate, latex and lead free. They are carefully designed to prevent leaks and seal in freshness with a hook and loop closure. You can easily wipe them out with a wet washcloth or simply throw them in the washing machine.

I decided to order three of the reusable snack bags; one for each of my boys. As a side note, I love getting packages from Mom’s Milk Boutique in the mail! In case you didn’t know they use packaging that is re-usable and 100% biodegradable. To me the environmental friendly packaging is yet another added bonus when ordering from them! 🙂

The day our snack bags arrived in the mail, we were so excited we decided to test them out by going to the park. I now realize what a conservative order three bags was…I definitely love the bags and would enjoy having several more! First of all, as with all the Planet Wise products, the Snack Bags come in several adorable prints to choose from. Colorful prints are way more fun than clear plastic disposable bags. My kids are really excited about their colorful snack bags. Also the bags are super lightweight as opposed to the bulky plastic containers I was previously using. They are the perfect size and hold a generous amount of snacks for your little one. I always like how heavy duty the velcro is…no chance at all of it coming open on its own bouncing around in my bag. Additionally they are super duper easy to clean out.

If you are looking for some new, fresh ways to pack snacks for your outings, you’ll definitely want to check out the Planet Wise products while they are on sale. In addition to being environmentally-friendly, they will save you money by replacing use of disposable plastic baggies, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. I am enjoying ours and looking forward to adding a few more to our collection!

-Sarah