The Healthiest Lunch Boxes and Containers for Your Kids


In today’s world, most of us know that for the environment’s sake it’s time to say good-bye to plastic baggies and disposable packaging when packing our kids’ lunch boxes, but what are we using in their place? From a quick glance across the lunch room, we can see that oftentimes we’re resorting to using reusable plastic food containers. Are those really safe for our kids? Even when choosing BPA-free plastic containers, it’s hard to tell which plastics are leaching other dangerous chemicals such as phthalates, and we know that plastics do a real number on the planet so before we go putting them in our kids’ lunch boxes every day, here are some much better alternatives for both your family’s health and the planet’s well-being.

1. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a great food container option because it’s antibacterial and doesn't leach chemicals. More and more companies are making easy to pack and tote lunch box storage containers so you can find it in just about configuration you need whether you prefer to pack sandwiches or a wide variety of nibbles.

• LunchBots makes a divided stainless steel container that’s available in one, two, three, and four compartment options as well as condiment cups. Just be sure to look for the all stainless versions instead of those with the plastic lids.

• The ECOlunchbox is a three in one stainless steel lunch box kit that nests into a compact stack that locks together. It’s great for packing a sandwich and two sides.

• PlanetBox is the ultimate in stainless steel lunch boxes. These bento box style lunch boxes contain many compartments so that you can pack a wide variety of foods and come with a hinged lid for easy containment. Fun magnets are available to decorate the boxes with make kids happy, and a recycled polyester bag is available to make toting this box a breeze.

• Stainless steel is also the best option to use for your child’s drink. The Sigg kids bottles come in pared down sizes and with a huge variety of themes that are great for everyone from toddlers to teens.

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Image via Planet Box


By Sarah O'Neill Fernandez| August 19, 2016
Categories:  Live

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Sarah O'Neill Fernandez

Sarah O'Neill Fernandez

Sarah Fernandez is a freelance writer and designer specializing in home decorating and parenting. She loves gardening and the beach.

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