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Is there anything out there? I wish I had bought more of those small little glass containers when we lived near an IKEA because they are great. I can't find anything similar on the internet. I like the bento boxes on reusable bags.com, but I really want something non-plastic. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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Try looking up "tiffin carriers". They are Asian stainless steel stackable cylinders. You can keep anything in them and keep them warm for a while. You can buy them in an Indian grocery store too if you have one in your city.
 

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<a href="http://www.reusablebags.com/store/lunch-bags-lead-free-bags-c-4_15.html" target="_blank">http://www.reusablebags.com/store/lu...gs-c-4_15.html</a><br>
this what dd uses:<br><a href="http://www.reusablebags.com/store/sigg-baby-kids-2006-series-reusable-bottles-p-533.html#" target="_blank">http://www.reusablebags.com/store/si...es-p-533.html#</a><br><a href="http://www.reusablebags.com/store/built-lunch-tote-medium-insulated-lunch-p-176.html" target="_blank">http://www.reusablebags.com/store/bu...nch-p-176.html</a><br><a href="http://www.reusablebags.com/store/wrapnmat-set-of-3-p-137.html" target="_blank">http://www.reusablebags.com/store/wr...f-3-p-137.html</a>
 

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What about a metal lunchbox like the ones we used to have when we were kids? I know you can get them on ebay for good prices...plus they're kinda fun and a little retro!
 

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Pyrex and Corningware make containers that are basically small baking dishes with tight-fitting plastic lids. If you don't fill them too full, your food has minimal contact with the plastic. Pyrex is a strong, heat-safe glass, and Corningware is ceramic. They are really nice, easy to clean, and hard to break. They are kind of heavy, though. I have a bunch in 2- and 3-cup sizes for lunches, leftovers, and butter dish. I know they come in 1-cup size and maybe even smaller.<br><br>
Kohl's and Kmart have good selection and prices. Kmart also has the glass ones in their Martha Stewart brand, but I've heard they get hotter than Pyrex in the microwave and break more easily when dropped; I have not tried them myself.
 

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Either the to-go-wear Tiffin, <a href="http://www.to-goware.com/products.php" target="_blank">http://www.to-goware.com/products.php</a><br>
Or another option is that some bento boxes are made of wood but that would probably be harder to find. And harder to clean I guess.
 

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On a related note, found a recent story on soft vinyl lunch sacks and lead:<br><br><a href="http://www.11alive.com/news/health/article_health.aspx?storyid=92375" target="_blank">http://www.11alive.com/news/health/a...?storyid=92375</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">On a related note, found a recent story on soft vinyl lunch sacks and lead:<br><br><a href="http://www.11alive.com/news/health/article_health.aspx?storyid=92375" target="_blank">http://www.11alive.com/news/health/a...?storyid=92375</a></div>
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I heard about this not long ago and ordered new lead free lunch bags for the kids at resuablebags.com. Slightly pricey but well worth it.
 

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At our preschool quite a few mamas pack their dc's lunch in a small woven basket. It's the cutest thing to see all these little lunch baskets, in different styles, waiting on the counter.
 
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