I’m guessing that most people don’t think too much about the actual lunch box that their kids use, other than the fact that their kids like the character on the front. As long as it holds their food and it makes it from point A to point B, you’re good, right? Well, there is growing concern about the chemicals that are in our food and that come in contact with our food from things like plastics or additives. When you start to consider the dangerous elements that can leach into your kid’s food, or yours for that matter, the humble lunch box and the food containers you use take on a whole new meaning. Read below for how to pack the ultimate back to school non-toxic lunch box.
Non-Toxic Food and a Non-Toxic Lunch Box
We all know the importance of trying to choose organic fruits, vegetables and meats whenever possible, (See my post 5 Ways to Eat Healthy on the Cheap to learn how to do it on the cheap), but we also need to be concerned with the toxic chemicals that can leach into our food from the containers we use to hold them, mainly from plastics and the chemicals BPA and BPS. (See my post Three Easy Ways to Avoid BPA and BPS to learn more). Thankfully, as more people are concerned about these issues, there are more and more new products on the market that are safe, non-toxic, inexpensive, and probably most importantly, reusable.
My Top Non-Toxic Lunch Boxes and Containers
Here are a few of my winners for non-toxic lunch boxes and internal beverage and sandwich/storage containers.
- Klean Kanteen Kid Kanteen
- Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Kids
- Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack and Everything Bag
- Yummi Pouch Cloth Sandwich Bags
- Bentology Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes
- SipWell Stainless Steel
- ECOlunchbox Three-in-One Stainless Steel Food Container Set
- U Konserve Stainless Steel Mini Food Containers
- LunchBots Bento Trio Large Stainless Steel Food Container
- LunchBots Stainless Steel Insulated Food Container
- THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Jar
- PlanetBox LAUNCH Eco-Friendly Stainless Steel Bento Lunch Box
There we have it folks. Easy peasy non-toxic lunch boxes and containers that will maybe make it just a little bit easier to go back to school for everyone involved.
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