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Laptop Lunches

Payton's Laptop Lunchbox

I have been wanting to buy a laptop lunchbox for a very long time. I first saw them on the Vegan Lunchbox blog and that was it…I wanted one. But unfortunately I did not have a use for one so I decided against purchasing. A few weeks ago though, my son started kindergarten at a new school and unilke his previous school they attend all day long and serve lunch. And since the school lunches are not healthy, I finally have my chance to use the Laptop Lunchbox system. Hurray!

My son and I were like two kids at Christmas when the postman delivered it. Then we were anxious when we had to wait four whole days to be able to use it :) But alas we are now using this wonderful lunchbox and we both like it VERY much. Let’s just hope he doesn’t lose it.

The basic idea behine this luchbox is to create fun, practical food containers that promote better nutrition and waste reduction. The lunchbox system eliminates the need for plastic bags, plastic utensils, disposable drink containers, etc. It helps you to make nutritious lunches without adding to the waste problem. I love the design with the individual food containers. It makes it so easy to pack leftovers from the previous night’s dinner and also to add a variety of foods so that my son can get the most nutrition from his lunches. And there are lids too so I can make sure that foods don’t mix. There is even a tiny little container and lid for sauces, dressings, dips, ect. Genius!

They are made with plastic but the company behind the product (two moms) only use plastics that are not suspected to have carcinogenic properties. And since so many lunchboxes have lead in them nowadays I feel secure that this lunchbox system is a good fit for us. We are making a small improvement by ditching the plastic water bottle though. I have ordered him a 12 ounce Klean Kanteen bottle instead. :) But overall…this lunchbox is wonderful. I love the fact that I am not sending my son to school with anything that needs to be thrown away….everything is reusable.

We ordered the whole laptop Lunchbox System which includes:

An insulated carrying case with nametag
A reusable water bottle
The Laptop Lunch Bento Box
A set of stylish utensils
The Laptop Lunch User’s Guide

The User’s Guide has a lot of wonderful health and nutrition information and several recipes as well as some general tips for making the most of your lunchbox.

payton-and-lunch2.jpgThe picture above is lunch that my son and I packed together for tomorrow morning. It includes a peanut butter and blackberry jelly sandwhich on whole wheat, fruit salad, apple slices and peanut butter dipping sauce, and peanut butter carob balls rolled in coconut. The carob balls are very healthy with flaxseed meal, raw sunflower seeds, oats, carob powder, peanut butter, and raw honey. Everything in his lunch is organic of course. His drinking bottle (not shown) is filled with water.

The bottom picture is my oldest son with his new lunchbox. I would say that we are both very happy with this purchase. :) We got our Laptop Lunchbox from my favorite online “green” shop… Reuseit!

Monday, April 16th, 2007

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