Back to School with Eco Lunch Boxes

Nothing screams back to school more than making sure you have everything on the school requirements list: paper, notebooks, No. 2 pencils, crayons, highlighters – the list goes on and on! Every year I start the school preparations by searching the house for remnants of last year’s school supplies. I found pencil cases, sharpeners, a still-new package of markers, and her lunch box from last year. And there was something smelly in it. I decided it was time for a new lunch box.

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When my daughter first started attending pre-school, I tried to make her school snacks cute – her sandwiches might be heart-shaped and her fruit cut into stars – but as the years went on I realized she didn’t really care what her food looked like, so with that added pressure of making food look adorable off my plate, I continued to provide her with healthy food in waste-free containers.

This Tri Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Box from EcoLunch Box is practical, fun, and comes in a reversible artisan fabric bag. Inspired by the Indian ‘tiffin’ boxes, it easily clips apart into three separate containers.

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My daughter absolutely loves this lunch box, saying that it’s “the coolest lunch box she’s ever seen”. Score 1 for Mom (and EcoLunchBoxes)! I think my favourite benefit of the Tri Bento lunch box are the three stackable layers – I’ve tried other lunch boxes in the past, always made of plastic, that have separate containers that took up a ton of space in her lunch bag. It became hard to offer her variety and a waste-free lunch, which is important at her school.

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EcoLunch Boxes are made of food-grade stainless steel and all components are dishwasher safe. They are plastic-fee, waste-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, petroleum-free and vinyl-free. The more I read about all the toxins that plastics have in them, even ones that claim they are BPA-free, the more I am trying to be proactive about what we’re putting our food in. I’m so happy to find such a great alternative to the plastic boxes I was using!

While stainless steel is extremely durable, I do wonder how long the Tri Bento lunch box will last without getting a few dings and dents in it. The only other concern I have is that a normal-large sandwich will not fully-fit in the round container, and I might recommend the square tri-bento box instead.

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Waste-Free Lunchware by ECOlunchboxes.com

What I Love

  • I love that it’s made of stainless steel and dishwasher safe
  • The shape of the lunchbox and stacking the components makes it fun
  • How it fits her whole lunch, including snacks in one fun case
  • The reversible fabric bag
  • It’s plastic-free, waste-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, petroleum-free and vinyl-free
  • I love that she loves it!

Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with EcoLunch Boxes to give away a Tri-Bento Stainless Steel Eco-Lunch Box Kit, which includes a reversible artisan fabric bag (pattern will be randomly chosen). The giveaway is open to Canadians & Americans, and is open until September 2nd, 2014! Enter below to win and get ready for back to school!

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Waste-Free Lunchware by ECOlunchboxes.com

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