Monday, September 27, 2010

EasyLunchBox great choice for back to school lunch boxes (or for adults too!)

I recently received an EasyLunchBox system to review from for my Healthy and Fun Lunch Snacks Blog Event. The containers are compartmentalized and similar to Bento lunch boxes where you can put a different food in each compartment. 

Pictured: EasyLunchBox with two containers inside.

What I liked about the EasyLunch Box system I was sent:

The compartments make it easy to take a hard look at your food choices.  Visualizing your lunch as you pack it may make you think twice about using a compartment for potato chips!  The EasyLunchBoxes site has a gallery of photos to give you some great lunch ideas if you find yourself packing the same lunches over and over.  Take a look through the gallery for some lunch inspiration! You can even email them your own pictures of the lunches you pack using your EasyLunchBox system.

Veggies and fruits are a great thing to add to kids lunch boxes. Including raisins, grapes, carrot sticks and celery with peanut butter make lunch both fun and nutritious. They'll fit in the EasyLunchBox.  You can easily use the smallest compartment for a dollop of peanut butter and the other smaller one for celery sticks.  Kids love ants on a log, so be sure to include a few raisins!  

EasyLunchBox containers are also microwave safe, which is great since sometimes last night's dinner is today's lunch at my house!   My kids love cold pizza the next day for lunch, which means I can pre-pack their lunch the night before and just stack them in the fridge for the next day.  

The containers aren't leak proof though, something you should bear in mind.  If you were to pack a taco salad, for instance, segregating the cheese and dressing, you still would want to use a separate dressing container to avoid a mess.  These containers are also easy on kids hands --- that is, they are easy to open. 

Stack em' up in the cooler!

A ho-hum lunch for me, but one my Kindergartener loves!
Another big plus is that you can fit more than one EasyLunchBox container in their cooler bag.  This makes it ideal for kids who might need to pack a lunch and a snack for after school care. Stacking two EasyLunchBox containers on top of each other still leaves room for a juice pouches, though double stacking them will reduce the room for other snacks you might want to place inside.  

Surprise!  Hubby likes the system....

I thought my kids would love the EasyLunchBox system as a back to school lunch box this year, but they wanted their character lunch boxes.  Hubby loves the product though!  What I would love to see is characters on the outside.  My kids really want to see their favorite characters - or at least something - on the outside of their lunch bag.  To them, their lunch box is a personal statement about themselves -- one to the whole world (ok, to the entire cafeteria...)  I would love to see some festive prints on the coolers or perhaps a way to personalize them with their name.

********EasyLunchBox giveaway!********

EasyLunchBoxes is allowing me to giveaway a system to one reader here at Making Ends Meet.  

What you will win:  One cooler (color of your choice) and one container system.  Shipping will be fulfilled by  Please allow several weeks for delivery before contacting me.   

This giveaway would only be good to US and Canadian residents who are 18 or older.  You may not enter this giveaway if you have either won or received a free product (such as myself) from EasyLunchBoxes within the past three months.  Please note this as when I provide the winner's name and address, they will check to ensure that you have not won/received a free product within that time span. 

Winner will need to provide me with shipping information, including a phone number, within 48 hours of being contacted.

This contest will run through October 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM and the winner will be chosen by on October 20, 2010.  No late entries will be counted.  Please be sure to follow the mandatory entry before completing any additional entries.  You must include your email address in the comment so that I may contact you in the event that you win.

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Disclosure:  I received a free product sample for the purposes of review only.  I did not receive compensation to post this blog review.  The opinions stated herein are 100% my own or derived from my family's experience with this product. 

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