Thursday, October 6, 2011

Easy Lunches

This is how we do lunch.

DSC05318 DSC05774

I use Easy Lunch Boxes and they … are easy Smile

My 6-year-old started first grade this year, so this summer I was on the lookout for an easy way to do lunches. After looking around and reading reviews, I ordered 2 sets (4 containers to a set, so 8 altogether) of Easy Lunch Box containers and one of their insulated lunch bags from Amazon.

I actually enjoy putting together lunches in the morning. I send one with my 1st grader, and also make one for my 2 and 3-year-old while I’m at it. So come lunch time, they just run to the fridge, get their own lunch box and lunch is ready. I love it … and they love having special preschool lunch boxes.

EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers (Set of 4) BPA-Free. Easy-Open Lids (Not Leakproof)   EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers (Set of 4) BPA-Free. Easy-Open Lids (Not Leakproof) 

Things I really like:

  1. They are reusable. No plastic baggies to buy!
  2. The containers have three sections, one is the perfect size for a sandwich, two smaller for sides. And they can hold a surprising amount of food if needed.
  3. One lid covers all three sections. Easy!
  4. The lids are secure (but not leak-proof on purpose) so my kids can take them off themselves.
    • TIP: I use a little Glad Press’n Seal if I put anything a little runny inside (like ketchup, yogurt or peaches with juice). Wax paper works too.
  5. Three containers fit inside one lunch bag perfectly. Great for taking on a picnic or to soccer games. Otherwise, one lunchbox fits with plenty of room for extras and a drink.
  6. I love the variety of meals I can send to school. All in one container. So easy.

Here are some of our lunches:

DSC05318PB & Honey Sandwich, Squeezy applesauce, grapes, cookies DSC05360Mini weiner wraps w/ ketchup, watermelon, cheese cubes, cupcake
DSC05375PB & jelly sandwich, chips, yogurt, pear slices DSC05472Turkey & cream cheese wraps, yogurt, trail mix
DSC05511Meat & cheese sandwich, grapes, teddy graham crackers DSC05523Bagel w/ cream cheese, pretzels, raisins, mini marshmallows
DSC05541PB & honey sandwich, red pepper sticks, applesauce cup, cookies DSC05563Mini cheese pizzas, apple slices, peanut butter dip, oreos
DSC05601Macaroni & cheese, applesauce cup, trail mix DSC05656Homemade PB & jelly uncrustable, fruit salad, peanut butter ball, cookie
DSC05658PB & honey sandwich, pear slices, cheese cubes, fruit loops DSC05663Cheese quesadillas, applesauce cup, chip and salsa
DSC05672Nutella & honey sandwich, grapes, yogurt, cookies DSC05712Chicken tenders w/ ketchup, peanuts, applesauce cup, dots
DSC05715Turkey & cheese sandwich, grapes, leftover apple crisp DSC05730PB & honey sandwich, cottage cheese, peaches, mini nilla wafers
DSC05775Homemade lunchable w/ crackers, sliced cheese & turkey, applesauce, nutter butters DSC05817Banana bread muffins, red pepper sticks, pretzels, grapes, trail mix

DSC05774  Cryopak Flexible Ice Mat, Set of 2 (36 pouches total)

This is where I got some of the extras:

  • Sippy Juice Boxes … $1.99 each at K-Mart. Perfect size and they don’t leak! I’ve seen similar juice boxes here but they’re more expensive Confused smile
  • Light My Fire Sporks … come in a set of 4 here. Reusable spoon & fork in one. I’ve been very pleased with the design and durability.
  • Silicone Muffin Cups … set of 12 similar to these. I found these red ones at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They carry other colors at Michaels & Jo-Ann. Perfect for dividing up the larger section. Love using them!
  • Flexible Ice Mat … these fit perfectly in the bottom of the lunch bag but you can also cut them to whatever size you need. I throw them in the freezer at night and grab one in the morning. Available here.

P.S. I wasn’t paid to say any of this. I’ve just really enjoyed using Easy Lunch Boxes and wanted to pass it on Smile


  1. I just found your website and I LOVE it!! I'm a preschool teacher, always looking for new ideas. THANK YOU!!!!

  2. Love the different lunch ideas!! I can never come up with different lunch options. I am having fun exploring the website. Thanks for all the ideas.

  3. I can't tell you how grateful I am for your website!!! I am from a very small town and recently found out I need to homeschool my preschooler. Your sight has made me feel much better about ideas and planning to make each lesson count! Thank you so much for your resources!

  4. Thank you so much for giving the place where we could buy these cute little lunch holders.


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