Lunch Box Countdown

I’m on the hunt to find the PERFECT lunch box for two of my minions (kinder and 3rd grade).  I have ordered all of these (except for #3 from amazon.com).  Here are my countdown starting with my least favorite:

#5.  Goodbyn

Pros: Sturdy.
Cons:  A little on the big side for the younger kids.  They are an awkward shape too. Not leakproof.
Price: $8.00

Ham and cheese roll up, miran, pickles and olives

Ham and cheese roll up, miran, pickles and olives

#4. The LunchBot:

Pros: Lightweight, stainless steel, perfect serving size for school aged kids, and a favorite of nomnompaleos.  Lots and lots and lots of ideas from her!
Cons: Expensive, paint chips (cue Tommy Boy), compartments leak (they do have “leakproof” bots now, but they don’t have dividers like the classic ones do), does not like the microwave.
Price: $16.99-20.99

green grapes, broccoli salad and kosher hot dogs

green grapes, broccoli salad and kosher hot dogs

paint fail

paint fail

#3. Easy Lunch Box

Pros: Lightweight, sturdy (not thin and flimsy), BPA free, cost effective, dishwasher & microwave safe.
Cons: A little big for the kids, but this is my favorite for ME!  I emailed the website to suggest a smaller box (for the smaller kids) and the CEO wrote back within the day!  She said that it wasn’t cost effective, but Im hoping that will change!  Not leakproof.
Price: $13.95 for FOUR!

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Mommys lunch (leftovers): roasted brussel sprouts with bacon & garlic, baked chicken, cucumbers with sunshine sauce.

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Mommys lunch (leftovers): cucumbers in rice vinegar and dill, Marissa’s Mississippi pot roast and mango slaw

#3: Authentic Japanese Bentos

Pros: Lightweight, sturdy (not thin and flimsy), cost effective (super cheap), freaking cute, colorful and fun!
Cons:  Cheap!  The lids tend to seek refuge in the trash!
Price: ¥100-¥700

100 yen store on 23

ETWS in Naha

ETWS in Naha

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apple hotdogs with honey mustard dip, miran oranges, blueberries, almonds a fruit snack and a juice

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grapes and blueberries, kosher hotdog and baked chicken with organic ketchup dip and a juice

#1: Yumbox
Pros: A bit pricey (thanks for the correction, Connie!!), 5 dividers and a spot for dip!!!  It demands variety!  LEAKPROOF!  Cute! Fits in backpack- perfectly!!!!
Cons:  Heavy.
Price: $29.99

YUMBOX

YUMBOX

A little skeptical of NEEDING a grain and dairy, but I can cover that up!

A little skeptical of NEEDING a grain and dairy, but I can cover that up!

Almonds, grapes, kosher hotdogs, miran and pickles

Almonds, grapes, kosher hotdogs, miran and pickles

pickles, grapes, apple sausage with honey mustard dip and almonds

pickles, grapes, apple sausage with honey mustard dip and almonds

Now I am having a desire to watch “Clueless”, “Cant Hardly Wait”, “10 Things I Hate About You” and & “Mean Girls”…

Tootles-

Jess

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eatyourbeetsblog
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 13:01:52

    I love that you do your research, girl! 🙂

    Reply

  2. lynn
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 18:25:55

    I’m going to check out Yumbox. Have you tried Sistema yet? I’m a bit obsessed with them at the moment.

    Reply

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