Monday, June 7, 2010

CLOSED **GIVEAWAY** An Eco-Friendly Lunchbox System!

It's good sense to cook at home. It costs less. It's better for your body. And it's better for the environment, too. But what happens when you need to eat away from home?

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.

Enter Easy LunchBoxes. These handy gems are the green way to "brown bag" your lunch. By using one of these containers and the handy cooler, you eliminate the need for zip-top baggies AND the paper lunch sack. Score one for you, and one for Earth.



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.

Even though school's out for the summer, we've been using our four containers each day. I make Snack Packs for my kids, which has been wildly popular around my house. And my kids can take lunch with them when we're on the go to the pool, the playground, the orthodontist..anywhere!

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!

Here's how to enter:


#1. MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit EasyLunchBoxes.com. Leave a comment here telling me what you like best about Easy LunchBoxes. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT.


Other entry opportunities (LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY):


#2. Visit the photo gallery of yummy lunch possibilities. Leave a comment telling me which one looks yummiest to you. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT.


#3. Follow BOTH Easy LunchBoxes AND All Home Cooking. All Year Long. on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name and let me know you're following. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT.

#4. "Like" BOTH Easy LunchBoxes AND All Home Cooking. All Year Long. on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you have clicked LIKE on both. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT.


Here are the rules:
  1. 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).
  2. Sorry, folks, but this giveaway is limited to folks in the United States and Canada.
  3. You cannot have won an Easy LunchBox system in the last three months.
  4. You MUST include your e-mail address in your comments.
  5. All entries will be verified.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Good luck! :)

70 comments:

Kit said...

I love love love the fact that the system is compartmentalized. No more hodge podge of containers crammed into a lunch box.
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Kristina said...

We have finally started to pack our kids lunches for school. They are constantly eating the same old chicken patty everyday at school. The straw that broke the camel's back is everyday my husband and I walk past our kids school to find the cooks standing across the street smoking-gross! I started searching for reusable lunch boxes and the Easy Lunch Box system is perfect. No more bags and the food doesn't touch-PERFECT!
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Kristina said...

My favorite lunch is- String cheese nestled between yummy peanut butter & banana on a whole wheat hot dog bun.

Using a hot dog bun for things other that a hot dog is pure genius!!!

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Kristina said...

I have liked both your site and easy lunchboxes on facebook. I sure hope I win!!!
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Angie said...

I think the best think about them is that they are BPA-free, SAFE and environmentally friendly!

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heather said...

I love that the container has a cooler that it fits perfectly in!

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heather said...

it was hard to choose one lunch...they all looked so good! but i went with the spinach salad, strawberries, and turkey and cheese rolls!

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heather said...

fans on fb of both pages!
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Cindy said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of bento boxes, but gosh, kind of expensive to buy, these lunch boxes are a PERFECT alternative! Compartments for different foods, and you can get a carrier that has room for an ice pack and a drink! How convenient and healthy for taking lunch to work as opposed to going out to eat, which is killing my waistline!!!!

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Cindy said...

The mini quiches look absolutely yummy. I never would have thought of taking that for lunch! Much better than a ham n cheese sandwich with chips!!!

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Cindy said...

I have liked All home cooking. All year long for a while now and liked Easy lunchboxes today.

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Cindy said...

I am following both on Twitter. My twitter name is Cileki.

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Katie said...

I like the fact that you can have your side dishes as well as your sandwich/entree/salad/whatever all together in one piece!

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Katie said...

I like Easy Lunchboxes and your blog on Facebook!

Katie E.
kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I think the mini quiches looks delicious!

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Amy said...

My favorite part is the divided containers. I have a picky eater who doesn't like different foods to touch each other and this would work perfectly for her.

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Julia said...

I love that the boxes have compartments!

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Amy said...

The turkey and cheese rollups with pretzels and cheddar bunnies looked delicious!

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Julia said...

I think the subway sandwich with fruit and veggies looks delicious!

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Amy said...

Following on twitter for easylunchboxes, I tried following you but the link wasn't working?

@foodiefairytale on twitter
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Kim said...

I love that instead of trying to fit 3 different containers into a little cooler, it all fits in one (and the cooler is the right size, so it doesn't have to sit sideways and possibly leak). And the compartments look big enough to hold enough to feed my "eat like teenager" boys. OK, so that's 2 things....

Kim C. in CO
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Amy said...

I've "liked" both on facebook as well.

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Kim said...

My favorite lunch is...Spinach salad with feta cheese, almonds, grape tomatoes. Strawberries, turkey and cheese rolled in a whole wheat flour tortilla. This pregnancy has me craving fruits and veggies, so the spinach and strawberries looked really good with a bit of protein so I wouldn't be hungry in an hour.

Kim C. in CO
kim1coe@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I like both of you on facebook. :)


Kim C. in CO
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Michelle said...
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Colleen said...

I love the way the compartments are set up. I can pull together a more intesting lunch for my fiance to take to work, with little nibbles and treats on the side.

Carsun said...

What I love best is they are an economical alternative to the Japanese lunch boxes I have been dying to get for years!!! And they are more colorful!
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Carsun said...

I have "liked" the lunchbox system on FB. I already liked you on FB! LOL
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Carsun said...

twitter the lunchbox, but as you know, you are suspended. I will try again, I promise!
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Carsun said...

The lunch I like best is the egg salad with the homemade wheat crackers. It just seems to really fit our new non-processed food lifestyle. That and I just started making crakers myself recently!
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The Wifey said...

I love the different compartments of the lunchbox. It makes it a lot easier to separate the food without having to put in multiple containers.

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The Wifey said...

I added the first one to my twitter. Will add you when it lets me. @FCWifey05.

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The Wifey said...

I also "Liked" both of accounts on facebook. Photina H.

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Kit said...

So I checked out the lunches and I must say Everyone Loves Sushi is my pick!
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Kit said...

I have liked both Easy Lunchboxes and All Home Cooking. All Year Long. on Facebook.
riceshome@gmail.com

Victoria said...

All of the lunches look delish!

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Victoria said...

I like how they are sectioned off.

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mochadoo said...

Already following you and easylunchboxes! I love the boxes because the sections are a perfect size and only ONE lids to keep track of!! nlitenme2@verizon.net

mochadoo said...

also following you on twitter! name is mochadoo
nlitenme2@verizon.net
I like your blog, and fb too!
I hope I win!! Thanks!!

victoria99 said...

The thing I like most about Easy Lunch Boxes is that it divides three food items and I can use it for my family when I leave, they can just grab a meal.

Katie said...
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Katie said...

I follow both you and EasyLunchBoxes on Twitter!

Twitter name: Skaketgirl

kt1969 at comcast dot net

edmontonjb said...

I love that they are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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edmontonjb said...

The peanut butter sandwich, grapes and cucumber look the yummiest to me.

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edmontonjb said...

I follow you both on twitter as edmontonjb

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Jenn said...

I love that there is a compartment to seperate the foods. I hate when all my food touches and so does my son.

Kelly said...

I like that they save space --a real necessity at my house!

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Kelly said...

I'm a vegetarian, so that spinach and feta salad caught my eye!

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Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary said...

My favorite meal would be the family picnic one. My kids are really into doing the picnic thing right now!

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Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary said...

I think the thing that caught my eye about this the most, is that I would be able to stop using all of those sandwich baggies! My daughter eats of a lot of home lunches during school time, and I am always buying bagggies to put things in...
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Steph said...

What a fabulous system!!! I love all the cute meals u showed too! Thanks for sharing them!

Steph

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Hillbilly Betty / Waylon Aussies said...

I like that they help with portion control and make things fun for kids.

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Hillbilly Betty / Waylon Aussies said...

My favorite lunch pictured was the spinach salad with feta cheese, almonds, grape tomatoes. Strawberries, turkey and cheese rolled in a whole wheat flour tortilla.

Love me some feta!

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Hillbilly Betty / Waylon Aussies said...

Now following both on twitter - @hillbillybetty

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Hillbilly Betty / Waylon Aussies said...

Now "liking" both on FB!

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The Long Family said...

I love that it has different sections so you can have different types of food, but only 1 dish to wash!

The Long Family said...

I think the salad, grapfruit, pudding combo looks super yummy!

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3 Monkeys Mommy said...

I love that I can fit 4 trays in one lunchbox ... makes summer picnics super easy!
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heyitscorie said...

I love that they are reusable and have separate little compartments. So compact!

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heyitscorie said...

I "liked" both on FB.

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heyitscorie said...

I'm such a cheese and crackers girl - 9 of 50 looks great to me!

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heyitscorie said...

I follow you both on twitter. My username is heyitscorie

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JK said...

The sushi lunch looks heavenly...

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JK said...

Hi, I like the many compartments and easy storage.

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Lynne said...

What a neat lunch box system! I love the fact that the containers "nest" into one another for easier storage. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynne said...

The spinach salad one looks the best! yum! Thanks!
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Tara Gross said...

I love the simplicity of it all. No more separate containers for each item! tara.gross@hotmail.com

shan19 said...

I love the fact that I can pack my daughter little portions of lots of different foods to feed her picky appetite. shanolsen@aol.com

Charlene said...

Oh! I saw these the other day and was so intrigued! Love that it's all together in one package - only one lid - not a lot of fussy little ones.

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Charlene said...

#43! All those colorful finger foods - my son would just eat those up! Yum, yum!

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