Frugal-minded folks automatically think, "Well it's simple! Brown bag it!" Great idea. Except that it can be wasteful and add extra expense to your meals, as well as extra trash added to the landfill.
Recently, I won an Easy LunchBox System and Cooler and wrote about it here on my blog. My favorite thing about Easy LunchBoxes? They allow me to pack waste-free lunches for my children! I don't have to buy bags! I don't have to buy aluminum foil! At the end of lunch, there's nothing to be thrown away.
The containers are generously sized and are appropriate for kids and adults alike. The main compartment is big enough for a sandwich, and the two side compartments generously house most anything you can think to put in them. The cooler is big enough for a reusable beverage container, a cloth napkin, utensils, fruit...you name it..but not so big that it fe4els bulky to carry around.
Here are a couple of the things I've done with my set:
A salad that my daughter created, flat bread, grapefruit segments, and homemade vanilla pudding with sprinkles made a satisfying, "green" lunchbox for school lunch!
A Bento-style lunch without the rice: bunnies and butterflies, leaves and trees, swirly carrot "flowers" and yummy strawberries made this On the Go meal for my daughter.
Fresh watermelon, Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, and a candy necklace kit. A Snack Pack for a busy summer day!
What would you do with an eco-friendly lunchbox system like this?
Kelly Lester, the owner of Easy LunchBoxes, has generously provided a set of FOUR Easy LunchBox containers and ONE cooler to one lucky reader here at All Home Cooking. All Year Long. I'm so excited for one of you to get the opportunity to try this set out for yourself!
One winner will be chosen from all entries via Random.org and will receive a set of FOUR Easy LunchBox containers and lids and ONE lunch cooler in winner's choice of color (chosen from black, dark red, olive, aqua, or purple). Sorry, folks, but this giveaway is limited to folks in the United States and Canada. You cannot have won an Easy LunchBox system in the last three months. You MUST include your e-mail address in your comments. All entries will be verified. Random drawing will be held FRIDAY, JUNE 11th, 2010, shortly after 10:00 a.m. Entries must be in by 9:59 a.m Eastern time on Friday. Winner will be notified by e-mail and announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to write back or an alternate winner will be drawn.