i love the rebel green reusable lunch bag in the pretty planet print. so cute and recognizable, you'll instantly know it's yours. i thought it was great that it came with an organic cotton napkin too!
i just joined and this was the first article i read. it's so helpful because my baby just started kindergarten!!
I love the idea of the Laptop Lunch Bento Box 2.0 (http://www.reuseit.com/store/lunch-lunch-bags-boxes-c-248_249.html). Would love to use that instead of baggies.
I like the little containers with removeable inner trays. So you can use it for a lot of one thing or bits of a few things, ideal for a 5 year old!
Can't decide what I like. I like the Earthlust steel water bottles, but then again I might choose one made in USA if I were buying. Really impressed with how much stuff they offer is made in USA. Also I like the Lunchskins, the reuseit baggies, and lots more.
These are our favorite. I can pack one utensil every day without worrying that she has the right thing. I stuck a small label sticker with her name on it on the handle, and we've used two of them for 3 years now, that's a lot of lunches!
I love lunchskins! I saw a women with one at the park the other day and was fawning over it!
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These sandwich "wrap-n-mat" things look brilliant: http://www.reuseit.com/store/wrapnmat-regular-p-137.html We re-use plastic bags right now, but they are a pain to wash, and often my sandwich falls apart when I am stuffing it inside. This would solve both problems as it looks easy to wash and just wraps right around the sandwich. Brilliant!
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I really like the reusable sandwich and snack bags. I hate those plastic ones! I own 2 sandwich bags for my son but I really need some for snacks too. Plus I love the colors available.
Noah 14, Emma 12 , and Andrew 8
I get tons of compliments about my son's Goodbyn, but now he doesn't want to use it everyday, and so we're using my lunchbag for him. I'd love to get him a new insulated bag along with these (http://www.reuseit.com/store/%C2%A0humangear-gotoob-mini-reusable-container-p-1934.html) for his yogurt and these (http://www.reuseit.com/store/lunchskins-sandwich-p-1883.html) for his sandwich, veggie chips, etc.
(And I already like you both on FB. :o) )
The stainless steel straws are awesome! I have a picky 2 year old for whom I make super smoothies every morning. He drinks almost twice the smoothie if it's through a straw, but I hate messing with the plastic ones and this would be SUCH a good solution! "Liked"!
Writer/Designer/Hip Hippie Russian Mama to T (3yo) and K(4mo)
Oooh! I have found a solution to storing my fresh produce in Ziploc bags...which I'm vowing to rid myself of! The Flip & Tumble Reusable bags look awesome- bring them to the store, avoid the plastic produce bags, wash the produce right in the bag and store them in the fridge! Perfect! Just what I was looking for!
What an awesome site...I love the replace disposables section. I am really getting into bento boxing my kid's lunch this year and this site has further inspired me!
I LOVE the "I'm Not a Plastic Bag"!!
I will admit, when any of my 3 boys leaves their lunch box at school, they use a plastic bag (meant to be an incentive to look in the lost-and-found or the bottom of their locker, for their lunch box).
However, your very witty "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" is like a plastic bag without the shame; PLUS it's more reasonably priced than most school-lunch boxes; PLUS it looks like it would have plenty of room for reusable containers! That's my biggest challenge, in packing lunches. I have two teenage sons and a 'tween, so they want a lot of food in their lunches! But a sandwich box, a side-dish container and even a small drink container strain the zippers on most lunch boxes, even the soft-sided ones. So, where's a Mom to put the container with fruit (which the 'tween will only eat if it's sliced...); the carrot and celery sticks and dip; and the cookie?
What a great idea you have!
Update: I just bought two.
I enjoy the reusit.com site and have bought quite a few lunch items for both my kiddos. I am thinking the fit and fresh kids value lunch pods may be next. I love the idea that the ice pack is attached. It won't take up all the space of the ones we currently use or could be used concurrently. Living in AZ, I am always fearful of putting anything that need refrigeration (like cheese sticks or milk) even in thermal stuff. This might be a nice option!
I've visited Reuseit.com and found a lot of things to add to my wishlist! My favorites were the LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bags. I'm in Maine, and I think the red lobster print is adorable! One of my daughters would LOVE the brown wolves print as well. :)
Another of my favorite items was the CamelBak Stainless Steel Kids 12 oz water bottle. It's the perfect size to send to school and seems like it would be easy for my children to use. The butterfly design is cute. I am impressed with the sporks, as well. My girls would love those!
I've liked Reuseit on FB.
OK, my fingers are crossed. Winning the 6-pack lunch kit would help us make the shift to reusable lunch accessories. Right now, I'm using disposable sandwich bags for my 1st and 2nd grader's snacks and lunches, and I don't feel great about it.