Friday, July 30, 2010

Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes Review + Giveaway {CLOSED}



As a stay-at-home mom + wife I do my best to pack Ben's lunch each evening for him to take to work the next day. Sometimes it's a hassle to rummage through our tupperware drawers to find matching pieces that will fit what I am fixing him to eat. When I'm in a rush I'd often just grab a sandwich bag. 

Recently, Ben informed me about the state of the refridgerator at work....





This is where he puts his lunch bag every day. I wish that I could include a smell with this post, because that's the biggest problem. Just one day of being in that fridge and his lunch containers would smell TERRIBLY! Even after febreze + airing it out it still smelled like mildew + cigarette smoke. UGH! I felt so bad for him and immediately decided that a plastic bag would never be good enough to keep out the nasty smells.





I discovered Easy Lunch Boxes and had to give it a try. Their plastic containers are large enough for a meal or sandwich and 2 sides. What's different than other similar containers we've used is that the lid covers each section indiviudally instead of being just one smooth surface to cover the top. 



The lunchbox itself is much larger than other bags. It can fit 2 of the plastic containers at once! This is perfect for my hungry man who always has to have 2 sandwiches for lunch. Although, I do sometimes wish I could get 2 sandwiches in each container. They are almost tall enough, but not quite!





I always look online for information about new things we get or even items we've had for a while if I need to troubleshoot something and most often I'm pretty disappointed. When I went to find out more about EasyLunchboxes I found the website to be extremely helpful. It has helpful tips for using the EasyLunchbox system and yummy lunch ideas

The containers are dishwasher safe and fit easily in the top rack. In order to avoid the scary fridge Ben throws a small icepack into the bag with his lunch and it keeps cold all morning. It even stays cold enough for him to store any leftovers he may have for the rest of the day until he gets home. 



The prices are great, check out their website to order!

So, great new product right? Here's your chance to win one!

GIVEAWAY:

One entrant will win a lunchbox in the color of their choice with 4 containers! 




For your first + mandatory entry please check out EasyLunchboxes and comment here with your favorite lunch idea, tip, or tidbit of information about how the company got started.


For additional entries {leave 1 comment for each fulfilled}: 
  •  tweet the following: "check out @ShanLeAnn's @Easylunchboxes #giveaway! http://bit.ly/cIaGl6 " {can be done once per day}
  • Become a public follower of my blog
  • Add my button to your blog and leave a link where I can find it. 

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Giveaway closes on Thursday August 5th at 9pm PDT. Winner will be announced on Friday August 6th, 2010.

Any comments that do not fulfill the requirements for entry will be deleted without notification. If you are not signed in to a google account with an email attached to your profile, please leave an email address in your comment and use the example "_____at gmail dot com" format to avoid spam!

Disclaimer: While I did receive products from EasyLunchboxes for the purpose of review I was not compensated for this or any review and the opinions stated are honest and my own. For additional details see disclosures

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need clarifications. Find me on twitter or click the email me button to the right. 

Good luck!








74 comments:

  1. Very cool! Count me in!

    I love the fact that they are BPA free and dish washer safe! That is a win win right there! I loved the pictures of lunch ideas to put in them :)

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  2. I am now following you both on twitter!

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  3. I really like that this is a time and spacesaver! I dont have to search around for containers for each food component, i can put it all in one container! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Email is sincerely_allison at yahoo dot com

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  4. I am following you and easylunchboxes on twitter and tweeted this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/x0xAllison/status/20117531810

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  5. I am following you through GFC!

    Email is sincerely_allison at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love their lunch ideas...I have no creativity when it comes to food so I loves having some help in that area!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  7. what a fun give-a-way...i love anything BPA free.

    fun!

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  8. I'd love some of these! They are BPA free and so convenient!

    dallas momma at gmail

    Thank you!

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  9. I'm following you both on Twitter!

    dallas momma at gmail

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  10. I am a follower. We love BPA free and anything that makes lunch easier.

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  11. I follow you both on twitter.

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  12. Actually, I love the page(s) of lunch ideas! All the pictures, I am already inspired. But what really grabbed my interest were the mini quiches. I really need to try and make those. What fun!

    Cheers, and thanks for the great giveaway!
    Kiy

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  13. These are so cool!! I really like the purple bag! I think they would be great for my kiddos lunches at home, too!

    Kristi
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/kristi

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  14. I am now following both you and Easy Lunch Boxes on twitter.

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  15. I am a follower on Google Friends.

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  16. I absolutely love the tip on how to keep the yogurt from running because I pack it for my daughter all the time!

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  17. They had me at dishwasher safe! I also like the pictures of lunches for some fresh ideas.

    amlafuria AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. Great giveaway!! :) I love all of their meal ideas on their site. I had my daughter look through them as well and give me her favorites. She liked #s: 11,18,25,34,38,47.

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  19. Such a great idea. Love the sandwich with the fresh veggies. This is a great idea as I've got my 1st garden growing. Bpa free is wonderful. I am switching everything over. Thanks for finding such a great product.

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  20. I love the fact that they are quality products that are healthy too! The fact that everything fits together when not being used is too cool too!
    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

    hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

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  21. I am following you on Twitter now and I already follow Easy lunchboxes.

    hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

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  22. I am following you blog on Google Connect. Thanks!

    hspruitt [at] juno {dot} com

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  23. I really like the gallery with the photos of all the yummy lunches. Also I am excited to find an adult sized bento.

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  24. I like the size -- that you can fit three containers in one bag and it's still small enough to fit anywhere.

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  25. I'm following you on twitter.

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  26. I'm following easylunchboxes on twitter.

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  27. I"m publicly following your blog.

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  28. I LOVE the lunch ideas...these would be great for my kiddos...also LOVE they are BPA free

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  29. I love that they are BPA free and dishwasher safe! Double awesome!

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  30. following you both on twitter

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  31. I thought this was a great tip: Flatten the cooler bag and put it in the fridge to chill before loading the lunches. They'll stay cooler even longer!
    tolsmamm at juno dot com

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  32. I follow both on twitter @momof3munchkins
    tolsmamm at juno dot com

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  33. I tweeted http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/20275110869
    tolsmamm at juno dot com

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  34. I have your button on my blog
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    tolsmamm at juno dot com

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  35. I love that you can quickly prepare lunches for the whole family-- and then not have to scramble around at lunch time deciding what to do (while your kids are crying of course!)!

    pamelaannmatthews@hotmail.com

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  36. I love the tip for putting waxed paper on top of yogurt in one of the compartments. My girls love yogurt.

    newquilter at sbcglobal dot net

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  37. I follow your blog.

    newquilter at sbcglobal dot net

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  38. I was interested in how the company was started by a mom of three who wanted a better way to pack lunches for her daughters.

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  39. I'm following you and EasyLunchBoxes on Twitter.

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  40. I love to go look through the Muffin Tin Monday blog to look for lunch ideas. Thank you!
    thewoods at usfamily dot net

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  41. I'm following your blog. Thank you!
    thewoods at usfamily dot net

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  42. I love that it only has one lid, yet keeps everything separated. My son will be starting preschool in a few weeks and this would make lunch time so much easier (for all of us!)

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  43. I LOVE that these are great time savers! You can put all the containers in a line & assemble them w/ healthy & yummy lunches! I LOVE all the ideas they have for the lunches or for on the go...it's nice to have other ways of switching foods up! :)

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  44. I became a public follower of your blog.

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  45. I like that the containers stack together and won't take up much room in our refrigerator or cabinet. I can pack the kids lunches the night before or right after breakfast so I don't have to take a lot of time to prepare at lunchtime!

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  46. No BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead or vinyl! Things that shouldn't be in our kids' lunch containers anyways! These are inexpensive what what you get and come in great colors for each of my kids to have their own!

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  47. I love the picnic ideas. They would be great on a road trip to keep from stopping at a fast food place.

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  48. I love all the different lunch ideas that the website gives. I am going to be packing lunches for the first time this year for my daughter when she goes to pre-k and love the ideas other than sandwiches! I honestly can't pick just one.
    melinda@excell.net

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  49. I'm following your blog!
    melinda@excell.net

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  50. Your button is on my blog- http://livingon1income.blogspot.com/

    melinda@excell.net

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  51. I love these! It would make life so much easier with four kids! I really liked her Subway sandwich idea and the strwberries with oranges. I can't wait to get some of these and try out some of her other ideas - love the slots for both salad and fruit! Thanks!

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  52. I am following your blog, too! Great stuff!

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  54. My favorite tip is:
    Flatten the cooler bag and put it in the fridge to chill before loading the lunches. They'll stay cooler even longer!
    warnaar-2@yahoo.ca

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  55. I follow you and EasyLunchBoxes on twitter

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  56. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/bigdisneyfan/statuses/20311829945

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  57. I became a public follower of your blog

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  58. Your button is on my blog:
    http://kw-addictedtowinning.blogspot.com/

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  59. I love that the compartments seal individually so you can put yogurt or applesauce in without it pouring out onto everything else and making a mess!

    Laura

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  60. Publicly following you through google connect!

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  61. Tweeted August 5th:
    http://twitter.com/bigdisneyfan/statuses/20402006872

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  62. I like the tip of lining them all up at night when putting away dinner to fill all the lunch boxes for the next day.

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