Since our kids started school and we started this Web site, we’ve been on a “container hunt”! Over the past few years, we’ve collected a lot of great (and not so great) containers to transport lunch. While searching for articles about school lunch, we discovered Kelly Lester’s EasyLunchboxes.com site. Even as a family that promotes packing a healthy lunch, we have to admit to getting tired of the “container” drawer in our house. You know you have one, too: a drawer filled with plastic and glass containers of every size and shape, with lids haphazardly strewn about. Her affordable lunchbox system looked like a perfect thing for our family to add to our lunch collection.
We talked with Kelly about how her lunchbox system came to be, her inspirations, and how it is working for her family. Looking for a way to keep organized and pack healthy lunches with less bulk, fewer containers, and more nutritious whole foods, she developed a single plastic container with lid (you’ll always have one clean and ready). The three compartments in each ‘bento’ style tray keep items separate and inspire you to pack a variety of foods in waist-friendly portion sizes. Only one lid means less pieces to wash (or lose!). The container and lid are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe, and made of high-quality plastic. * They are also FDA-approved, and do not contain BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC.
Our kids have their favorite lunchbox containers from L.L. Bean and Lands End, so we checked the dimensions of their current bags. Guess what! Kelly’s modular containers do fit. However, after watching her video about how the system works, we thought we should give it a try and check out the EasyLunchbox cooler bag, too. The kids really love their new bags. They are not as stiff as their other bags, making them easier to compress and store after lunch ends. Also, there is so much space on the top of the one container that we can comfortably store their Sigg water bottles and a snack. Before, we often had to put their water bottles loose in their backpacks. The container bag will keep your child’s lunch (or yours) temperature safe: just add an ice pack.
We’re halfway through our first week of using this system. Cleanup is a cinch: normally the kids empty their lunch bags and we have six different containers to wash, each with a lid. Now, just two containers and two lids.
How Can You Get One?
By eliminating unnecessary multiple parts and accessories, the EasyLunchbox system is 1/2 the price of other lunchbox systems, making it very affordable.
- EasyLunch Containers (set of 4) are $13.95
- EasyLunch Cooler Bags are $7.95 each
Interested in trying out this system? Purchase directly from their Web site at www.EasyLunchboxes.com.
What do you think?
Are you using the system already? Comment below and let us know what you think! We’ll be adding more features on this site with some suggested lunch combinations that work well with the EasyLunchbox system.