Friday, August 13, 2010

waste-free bento lunch: PlanetBox, take 2

The 2nd lunch of 3rd grade. Again, Ethan really wanted to take his new box, so I still haven't had time to adequately play with it yet. This weekend, it's MINE. All mine. And I won't be sharing. ;-)

2nd day of 3rd grade lunch

Clockwise from top left:
*small container of sunflower kernels, carrots
* raspberries and grapes
* the brown zone: cereal bar, granola bar, pretzel sticks
* star-shaped cheddar cheese and a peppered turkey roll-up
* tiny middle section holds one frosted animal cookie

More milk went along in a Thermos Funtainer (Spiderman, in case you are wondering, though we also have two Batmans and a Hello Kitty...).
Ethan reported that it was still "cold as ice" at lunchtime. I keep the empty Funtainer in the fridge (with no lid) overnight and fill with milk in the morning where I then pop it in the freezer until it's time to load the backpacks (so about 20 minutes). Works like a charm every time to keep beverages very well chilled!
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously I want to eat this box myself. I just ordered a Bento laptop lunch box for my 2nd grader because I cannot stand the thought of her eating school lunch. There are fantastic ideas here on your site.

Rebecca Watson said... [Reply to comment]

i love that lunch box! i want it for myself!! totally cool!! im your newest follower!! :) - come follow me back - please and lets stay in touch!!

slushygirl said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely box! I've been searching out boxes as I don't have any yet. Well, I do have the vintage Tupperware bento box. I guess it counts.

two_blue_one_pink said... [Reply to comment]

Does the funtainer fit in the laptop lunch box?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

two_blue_one_pink - I'm confused by your question. Do you mean does the Funtainer bottle fit in the drink pocket of the PlanetBox lunchbox? It does!

I don't have any of the Laptop Lunches outer carry bags, just the plastic box system. So if that is what you are asking about - my answer is, "I don't know". :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Where do I buy the cool!!

Adriana said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, yes, I would love to get a planet box as well, do you have a full picture of the cotainer????
And btw, i just started reading your blog and I am truly in love, inspired, and motivated...thanks for all the great ideas...

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hey girls! The PlanetBox is only available on their own website,

My Wonderworld said... [Reply to comment]

What a great blog!

frosty said... [Reply to comment]

Melissa, I can't believe you are back to school. We don't start until after Labor Day :)

Gretchen said... [Reply to comment]

I love your site and have been inspired to dress up my little man's lunch a bit. I haven't moved up to the fancy bento boxes yet, but it's in the future. I must say -- I am pretty surprised by the quantity of food in the kids' lunches! My 4 year old typically gets a sandwich, yogurt, fruit of some sort and a treat (cookie, yogurt raisins, etc.). 2 granola bars, pretzels, all that fruit, carrots....does your kiddo eat it all???

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I used the planet box this year for the first time and I love it! You really can be creative in making healthy lunches! Love your ideas!

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