While most kids are back in school, mine isn’t (and the day he climbs the bus to head to kindergarten, I will cry a lot and then I’ll promptly proceed to my nearest sofa, because HELLO free time!) but I didn’t want to be left out. We currently use the Foogo stainless steel container when we go out because it’s great at keeping things warm if we know we’ll be out for awhile, but as my son gets older, we realize that it’s a little on the smaller size. Not wanting to compromise my son’s safety by allowing food to sit in a plastic container all day, I sought for something else.
I found this two tiered stainless lunch box. This is great for parents who are looking to avoid unecessary materials that will most likely rot in a landfill and contaminate the water supply. It’s small enough to carry around and not be too bulky, yet big enough to hold a sandwich and a few snacks. The only thing about this is that it’s not insulated so by the time my son was ready to eat his lunch, he had to eat his chicken cold. You may be able to squeeze a hot or cold pack in there, but it would be a tight fit. This is probably a better lunch box for an older kid, maybe one in high school, as I am going to venture to guess that it’s total utilitarian look isn’t going to appeal to the kid that wants the latest hot cartoon character or something a little more fun. But it’s definitely form and function.
Get It: You can find this lunch box over at Healthy Kitchen Ware. They also have a three tiered version as well as some great alternative options to plastic.