Wednesday, May 18, 2011

kids lunches

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I am on the hunt for a lunch box like this for my girls to take to full day school next year. Any clues??

Anyway the above is inspiring me to try really hard to think outside of the box and come up with some creative, healthy and fun lunches for my kids.

Any tips would greatly appreciated. For the details on the above lunch go here.

22 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i purchased a couple of similar compartmentalized lunch boxes at the container store. they fit inside my kids insulated boxes, too! i love them because i can reuse without using bags, and my daughter is a grazer so it's perfect for packing a few things for her. :)

Jamie said...

I found mine at amazon - they have lots of cute options, just search bento box. Mine came with a neoprene sleeve and strap.

Eva said...

That's a planet box www.planetbox.com
I've been dreaming about them as I've packed lunches all school year.

Ms. Bright said...

Hello dear!

Pearlriver.com has a lovely assortment of Bento Boxes!!

xo!

val said...

http://www.planetbox.com/

This is what you're looking for. There are magnetic decorations for them too! Love how there are so many compartments!

Sweet Toothed said...

So funny because just today I stumbled across thislunchrox.com ; this blog is a wealth of lunch info, including boxes. Really Momma you should check it out.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

My girls {they are teenagers} love their Vera Bradley insulated lunch bags. They are fashionable and keep things cool!

Kate said...

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/toys/Laptop-Lunches-Bento-System-Confetti/852833000883-item.html?ikwid=lunch&ikwsec=Home

Jen@Organized-Design said...

There's a fun book out called Yum Yum Bento Box. I got it for my little girl, as more of a "guide" to follow in making her lunches more fun.

Mega Sale said...

We got small versions at Container Store. They are super -- and no plastic bags.

Cyd said...

Laptop lunches makes a cute one too.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I'm loving that sandwich!

Sarah said...

This is a great looking lunch box. Cute blog.

MissMOE said...

Laptop lunch boxes look like just what you want. We have several that have been around for quite a few years. And the monthly newsletter is alway full of inspirational pics and recipes.
http://www.laptoplunches.com/

jt said...

We use the goodbyn. http://www.goodbyn.com/ Got it on gilt for $15. They have had them a few times. Also sold at Whole Foods and on amazon.com

Kimberly said...

We love laptop lunches also! If you order, it's a good idea to order a few extra water bottles and an extra set(s) of containers so you are not handwashing all the time.

Morgan said...

Look at www.anotherlunch.com. Looks like she has not blogged in a while, but check the archives for more info. She has a section on the different types of bento boxes and their pros and cons.

Steve said...

The box shown above is a planetbox. I have it and LOVE it! It's all one piece, can go in the dishwasher and no plastic chemical concerns to worry about. You can also buy it with two round "dip" containers and a lunch bag. The lunch bag fits everything perfectly and works well with a camelbak, kleen kanteen or a juice box.

Another "must have" for packing lunches are "lunch punches", sandwich cutters. They are fantastic!

I agree that packing a bento style lunch forces (reminds?) me to pack a healthy lunch--not just a sandwich and a processed bag of something.

There are certainly other brands of bento lunch boxes...I own several. But planetbox really is the best of the bunch. I know it's expensive, but I really do think it's worth it.

jessica o'brien said...

be careful -many on the market are made of a thin or lower-grade stainless steel and can rust or warp. my husband owns an eco-friendly store, and hasn't yet found a version like that, that passes his standards.

they aren't as convenient as the all-in-one version you show here, but Lunchbots are awesome: http://www.thegreenlifecostore.com/106.html

Amy C said...

Check out www.anotherlunch.com

Full House said...

Thank you thank you! You guys are all so awesome!!

Julia said...

Check out goodbyn. Bleubird vintage just posted about it.