My children take their lunch to school 5 days per week. We are huge fans of the Laptop Lunches for an easy, visual way to pack a balanced lunch. However,searching for the pieces every night & washing each one is a chore. The hubby and I were discussing the cost vs. value of purchasing a 2nd set for each child when Easy Lunchboxes offered us the opportunity to try their system.
I’ve actually been meaning to create my own “Mommybles” in place of processed, expensive (and unacceptable for my allergic children) Lunchables. This system looked perfect for putting together several lunches on the weekend to have on hand for grab ‘n go mornings. I had the chance to test my theory when we left for Vegas last week. My parents had our children all week, and I wanted everything to be simple for them.
Before we left town, I put together lunches in our new containers. It was quick & easy, since there were only 2 pieces. They are freezer safe so that’s where I put them! My girls spent 4 days at my parents’ before returning home for school. The lunches were moved to the fridge at night and grabbed on the fly the next morning. Everything was ready for lunch (except the yogurt was still a little frozen—yum!). The girls were eager to help with this product review. One of the first things our oldest said when I returned home was, “I like these lunchboxes way better than the other ones.” Personally, I see them as two completely different products with different purposes, but I could see where a child wouldn’t.
The lunchboxes look a little like food storage containers, and I had worried they would be cheap & flimsy. That is definitely not the case—they are sturdy and safe for use in the fridge, freezer or microwave. The set is fully nesting, and the lids rest on top of one another for easy storage. I do wish the containers were a little deeper, though, as the lid wouldn’t latch on when I included a whole orange. Of course, the insulated tote bag is only $7.95 and perfectly sized for the system with plenty of room for the additional snack, drink, napkin and thermos.
The entire system is much less expensive than others we have used. The set of 4 retails for $13.95. Use coupon code Mama10 to save 10% on your order at EasyLunchboxes.com.
Plus, you have the chance to win one for free now—simply visit their website then come back here to tell us which color you would like to tote your new lunchboxes. You can earn additional entries by:
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For your extra entries to be counted, be sure to leave an additional comment directing us to your entry. Only one additional entry per method (i.e. While multiple tweets are appreciated it, only one will count as a drawing entry.) The contest runs until February 2nd at 11:59pm est. One winner will be notified by email on February 3rd (as selected by Random.org) and receive a set of 4 Easy Lunchboxes with a lunch bag in the color of your choice. Winner will have 48 hours to complete the claim form or a new winner will be chosen.
There are numerous products and tools designed to help you live your life. Some will work, while others won’t. Each Tuesday, we’ll share something we’ve tried so you won’t have to spend money until you know it’s worth it! Our selections usually include items that will also save your family money while others will save you time or just make your inexpensive life easier to manage. I was provided with a free set of Easy Lunchboxes & tote from the company through Mom Made That to try for this review, but the opinion is 100% real.