One public school perk is that I get to have fun making my son’s school lunches again. :) Although I have been slow to get into my lunch making groove with household colds and school closings due to cold and snow. But I have two lunch boxes to review and the first one up is Kids Konserve.
This is a very groovy lunch kit that comes with two stainless steel containers, a stainless steel water bottle, a sandwich wrap, a cloth napkin/placemat, and a recycled cotton sack to carry it all in. It also has a metal name tag on the sack for quick identification.
Not only does a system like this save money it really cuts down on waste. The average child generates 67 pounds of lunchtime waste each year! But with this kit there is no need to use plastic baggies, plastic water bottles, paper napkins, drink boxes, tin foil, plastic wrap, or single serving foods. The stainless steel will not leach chemicals into the food or drink so it is safe to. And there is still plenty of room in the bag for some wooden utensils and other items. I love the extra room!
Everything is resusable so this saves money and resources. It is also a very nice looking kit…kind of a retro feel. I have the standard set but they also have a butterfly print and caterpillar print. The price is $40-42 and considering it is a quality system and a one time investment that will last for years of lunches I think it is a very good deal. They also have canister style lunchboxes with stackable trays, a thermos, and other goodies you can buy. Make sure to check this set out!
This lunchbox set gets an A+ from both me and my son. As you can see below he is already happily packing lunches it. On the menu: a nut butter sandwich, a salad, and a trail mix of walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, dates stuffed with nut butter, and shredded coconut.
Friday, January 23rd, 2009