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wanamingomommy 08-23-2010 06:39 PM

EasyLunchBoxes
 
I was going to go with a bento system this year, but DH talked me out of it. Together we found www.easylunchboxes.com

They ROCK!!
AFFORDABLE!!! Fast shipping.
You can even fan them on facebook and get loads of ideas.

No inner containers to accidentally throw out.
Easy for the LO's to open.
The perfect size.
Even their lunch bags are terrific. We've used them all summer for quick outtings.

I plan on making lunches the night before for our DS in 1st grade and the 2 girls at home. I've been doing it this summer when we have leftovers.

I also bought some solo condiment cups to use for dips.

If anyone else has used Easy Lunch Boxes, I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

mycdsqueaker 08-23-2010 07:11 PM

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those are exactly the same as the ziploc containers but only these cost like 10x more.

I love some of the lunch ideas....I bookmarked that page so I can refer to it

greenmama52 08-23-2010 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mycdsqueaker (Post 11050426)
those are exactly the same as the ziploc containers but only these cost like 10x more.

I love some of the lunch ideas....I bookmarked that page so I can refer to it

I was thinking exactly the same thing!

leilalily 08-23-2010 09:09 PM

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I had some Ziploc containers that I threw into the recycle bin a few weeks back. They were light and flimsy and bendy and cracked.

I ordered my 7 year olds boxes from EasyLunchBoxes and we just got them today. While the girls aren't too happy with the plain solid colored lunch boxes, I am really liking the containers. They are thick and sturdy. They don't bend at all. They seem like they will last awhile.

I also really like the size of the lunch box. I made the lunches for tomorrow and I fit everything nicely in there. I put yogurt in one holder, so hopefully no leakage!

Bukawww 08-23-2010 11:03 PM

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I have Laptoplunches on my Christmas list for the family but I think I am going with these instead. I can only imagine the chaos all of those lids and bottoms will create from the Bentos. I need simple! And they are so much more affordable too. Awesome.

Calideedle 08-24-2010 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by leilalily (Post 11051559)
I had some Ziploc containers that I threw into the recycle bin a few weeks back. They were light and flimsy and bendy and cracked.

I ordered my 7 year olds boxes from EasyLunchBoxes and we just got them today. While the girls aren't too happy with the plain solid colored lunch boxes, I am really liking the containers. They are thick and sturdy. They don't bend at all. They seem like they will last awhile.

I also really like the size of the lunch box. I made the lunches for tomorrow and I fit everything nicely in there. I put yogurt in one holder, so hopefully no leakage!

I just got mine in the mail today & I so agree!

Calideedle 08-24-2010 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by wanamingomommy (Post 11050202)
I also bought some solo condiment cups to use for dips.

Where did you get them from? I can't find any!

wanamingomommy 08-24-2010 08:41 AM

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I'd like to respond to a few comments.

These are NOT EXACTLY like the ziploc containers! These are MUCH better! They are a sturdy, non-flimsy container and lid.

In fact, when my first order came, they were stuck together pretty well. Dispite the note in there warning that their first batch came packed tightly and my gingerly taking them apart, two stuck and one chipped. I emailed the owner just to let her know (not asking for anything ~ they come 4 in a pack and I'd ordered 3 packs, so I had plenty to spare 1). She said that they were fixing the packaging problem and she sent me a whole new 4-pack to replace the 1 container! AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

We were going to do Laptop Lunches at first. Last year was DS's first year of school (K) and we packed lunches. What a joke! We had so many different little containers for food it was a mess! And plastic bags! Yuck. Our lunch drawer was a mess!!!
I was going to get Laptop Lunches through a coop and it was going to be over $100. DH didn't like that at all! He also asked how I'd feel the first time (and the 2nd, 3rd...) that DS absent mindedly tossed one of the little bento's or lids. He's not yet old enough to be trusted with something that costs so much.
There was another lunch thing that was being cooped for about $15 each. Came with stickers to make it look like a bug or alien or something. I did research and learned that each section of the lid had to be snapped in place so the items didn't fall into another compartment. Also the lids were too difficult for kids to open. That took them out of the running.

So I googled around and found these. Sooooo glad we did!!! DH approved. We ordered 2 lunch totes (big sis has to be just like big brother) and 3 packs of containers for the free shipping!! :) It was just over $50.

These babies do not bend after being in the dishwasher either! They do not get wimpy after that either. Top rack only.

Seriously, these have changed our lunches completely!
Another trick is to use a paper (haven't yet afforded the rubber) muffin cups in one section for something cold that would have to be removed before heating up the whole container. DS won't have heated lunches though, so I've only done this trick here at home. Works great!

I found my solo cups and lids on ebay! It was the cheapest! I think I got about 200 of them!

Calideedle 08-24-2010 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by calideedle (Post 11052439)
Where did you get them from? I can't find any!

To answer my own question I bought a TON of Tupperware Smidgets on Ebay last night to hold dips and such for cheap cheap cheap!

And no these are so not exactly like ziploc, they are so much better! So much better! ;)

keonli 08-24-2010 11:43 AM

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Just curious, why didn't your DH like bento boxes?


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