School is now back in session, and that means lots and lots of lunches to pack. Instead of wasting one brown paper bag after another, we've come up with 7 of the most stylish and functional reusable lunch box containers that are sure to make lunchtime your kiddo's favorite part of the day!
1. Bento Boxes
Screen shot 2011-08-29 at 8.07.52 PMDerived from Japanese tradition, Bento boxes allow you to easily pack several small portions of food in individual compartments. This means the goods stay fresh and your kiddos can munch on everything from yogurt and fruit to hummus and carrots, all neatly contained with individual portions.
Online: Here's a list of some of our favorite Bento Boxes (all BPA-free of course!)
2. Hero Lunch Totes
Screen shot 2011-08-29 at 8.05.43 PMWhile brown bags are the iconic lunchtime tradition, they aren't always the most eco-friendly or the most practical. One alternative is to go "green" with a lunch tote bag. Our pick is the Hero Lunch Bags, which are made from cotton canvas and produced in the U.S.A. These machine washable (woo-hoo!) totes have flat bottoms and a custom name-tag, making sure that they stay upright and with your kiddo. This season's Peace, Love and Pirates designs are a hit with the elementary school set.
3. LunchBots Containers
Screen shot 2011-08-29 at 8.03.43 PMEven with all the BPA-free plastic alternatives, plastic food containers can still leave some parents worrying about their kid's lunches. LunchBots offers a full stainless steel container system that ensures no harmful chemicals are leaching into your kid's food. The lids and the containers are made from 18/8 stainless steel, making them safe, eco-friendly, and durable!