If you are a green and eco-friendly mom, then I’m sure you agree that packing lunches can be quite a challenge. Baggies and paper bags don’t really fit the bill and eating at school is not really the healthiest option. So, what’s a green mom to do? Here are some eco-friendly lunch box solutions that will help you pack a healthy, planet-friendly lunch for your child.
Pack Eco-friendly Lunches with Easy Lunch Boxes and Cooler Bags
Quite a favourite at our house, these mom-designed eco-friendly, reusable lunch boxes come in a set of 4 bento-style containers with colored lids and you can buy a cooler bag as well to keep your lunch insulated. Priced at a little over $21 for a set of 4 reusable lunch containers and a cooler bag, Easy Lunch Boxes are eco lunch solutions that are BPA-free and perfect for both hot and cold lunches. Check out a complete review here.
Go Green with Eco-friendly Sandwich and Snack Bags
If it is a baggie that you’re looking for, check out Lunch Skins Sandwich and Snack Bags as well as Wrap-n-Mat. The Lunch Skins Sandwich Bag is available from reuseit.com for just $8.95. They’re the perfect size for sandwiches and are made of high quality cotton with food-safe coating. The Wrap-n-Mat is also available from reuseit.com and is a simple sandwich wrapper that cuts out the need to use a plastic baggie. The wrapper unfolds into a placemat and is 100% BPA, phthalate and lead-free. Available for $9.95 for the Made in the US version, it is quite an affordable, eco solution for your child’s lunch.
Green Lunches with Steel Lunch Boxes
Steel can be quite a hip and eco-friendly alternative to the plastic lunch boxes and baggies. Lunch Bots has a really smart, simplistic stainless steel lunch box that makes packing an eco-friendly lunch super-easy. Available at Amazon for approximately $11.95, this reusable container is bright, sturdy and totally planet-friendly. Another steel food container that I really like is the one from Kids Konserve. It is the Insulated Food Jar and we have something similar to that for my husband. It is a 12-ounce jar perfect for keeping your soup or hot chocolate steaming hot for hours.
Eco-friendly lunches are now a possibility thanks to solutions like these that give kids a safe, healthy lunch while protecting the planet too. So, go ahead, and invest in a green and earth-friendly lunch box solution for an eco-friendly back-to-school time!
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