Confession time: I am not the most environmentally aware human on the planet. In fact, I generally am an environmentalist of convenience and comfort. I recycle at home because I made it convenient by paying extra for a pick up at home. Sometimes, at work, I’m not as good. I’ve been known to put an aluminum can in the trash. I don’t feel good about it, but I’ve done it none the less. I am good enough to bring my own water bottle and use a ceramic mug when I visit Starbucks.
There are many more things I could be doing for our planet. I want to be better. I’m starting with trash free lunch packing for work and school. This is going to be a big step for me. I buy convenience foods because I am busy, tired and a little lazy. But, thanks to Easy Lunchboxes, it’s going to be a little easier.
We tried them out for a week of dance camp for the princess, and I took them to work with great success. The princess loved packing lunch in the different sized compartments. She cut her “ants on a log” to fit into the smaller size compartment and put fruit into the other. A sandwich fits perfectly into the larger compartment, and she was thrilled.
I made some more grown up lunches and took a salad & soup in a thermos. The thermos fit well in the ample bag sent by Easy Lunchboxes. Now, this has not cured my laziness. I am still not thrilled about packing lunch every night, but I am completely thrilled with the money I’ve saved this week.
I didn’t go out to eat at work (for a savings of about $45) and the princess didn’t need any convenience foods a the grocery store (for a savings of about $15). It looks like we get to see a movie this weekend with our new found entertainment budget. And, I feel good about being more environmentally friendly.
Another unexpected benefit—we accidentally packed really healthy lunches. We didn’t go out of our way to make better choices, it was just a pleasant bi-product of not buying convenience foods.
After a week, I am happy to say that I will gladly continue to use Easy Lunchboxes. They make lunch easy at work and the princess likes choosing her own meals. I can’t wait to use them for school and try some more creative lunch options—grilled chicken salad wraps maybe.
Plus, we’re excited to have a set to giveaway to one of you! To enter, check out the Easy Lunchboxes and let us know what color tote you’d love to have & who will be carrying it. You can earn additional entries by:
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For your extra entries to be counted, be sure to leave an additional comment directing us to your entry. Only one additional entry per method (i.e. While multiple tweets are appreciated it, only one will count as a drawing entry.) The contest runs until August 17th at 11:59pm est. One winner will be notified by email on August 24th and receive a set of 4 Easy Lunchboxes & tote. Winner will have 48 hours to complete the claim form or a new winner will be chosen.
Easy Lunchboxes provided me with a free set of lunchboxes & tote to facilitate this review, but the opinion is 100% mine.