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Daily Bento – Better Late Than Never

16 May

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This was Camryn’s lunch on Tuesday. I just didn’t have the time to get it posted until now.

This lunch was packed in Cam’s Good Lunch Box by Sugarbooger. The super cute one with the owls on it.

In the box, are two little business bear sandwiches with organic fruit leather cut-outs on top, a cheese stick, organic strawberries, and tortilla chips.

Let’s discuss the box, shall we?

I haven’t had it too long so I can’t really go into too much detail about how long it lasts, how durable it is, yada yada, you get the idea.

I can tell you that we’ve only had it for a couple of months and the plastic on one of the locking sides is already coming away from the container :(.

I’m not sure if this is because I wash it in the dishwasher rather than hand-washing it or if it’s just thin plastic but it is a little disappointing.

I’m not a hand wash kind of gal. So I tend to chuck things into the dishwasher pretty haphazardly and hope for the best.

I would have never made it as a housewife during the pioneer days, or the colonial days, or really any days before the late 50’s when dishwashers became a thing that regular people had in their kitchens.

I do have another theory that removes all blame from my shoulders…

When stored flat in Cam’s lunchbox, it’s a pretty tight fit and I have a sneaking suspicion that she crammed it in her lunchbox while one of the locking sides wasn’t locked causing it to catch on the edge of the lunchbox, and in turn, ripped away from the container a little.

That makes a lot more sense.

Yep.

I’m going with that.

I will say that the dishwasher is doing no favors to the cute owl print on the lid. So if you ultimately purchase one of these containers, do yourself a favor and hand wash the lid. Don’t be like me.

These containers are a little smaller than an ELB. Here’s a handy visual:

ELB vs. Good Lunch Box

It has one large section and two smaller but equally sized sections. I love containers with built-in dividers because that means that I don’t have to use silicone cups, baran, or any other dividers if I don’t want to.

These dividers do not go all the way up to the lid so it is not leak-proof. If the box is carried vertically there’s a good chance that food can be mixed if it is small enough to fit through the gap between the lid and the dividers.

Also, a whole sandwich will not fit in the large section which I know is a big turn off for some people. You just need to cut the sandwich and stack it to get it to fit, no biggie.

All in all, I do like this box. It’s cute, it was affordable, it’s the right size, did I mention it’s cute?

 

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Daily Bento

15 May

Today’s lunch: Chocolate hazelnut sandwich cut in half with organic fruit leather bunnies placed on top, two pieces of cheese, organic strawberries, and veggie chips all packed in an Easy Lunchbox (ELB).

In keeping with the super official recent theme on this blog of what works for us vs. what doesn’t, I’d like to share my opinion of Easy Lunchboxes with you today.

And here it is…

If I had to recommend only one lunch container to a friend, out of all of the containers that I own, it would most likely be the ELB’s.

Shocked?

I hear ya. That statement doesn’t make a lot of sense if you’re a regular reader of this blog. I haven’t used them very often for Cam’s lunch this year but my son, on the other hand, brings his lunch to school every day and has used an ELB religiously with only a couple of exceptions this school year.

He packs his lunch in an ELB at night and throws it in the fridge (most of the time, literally).

In the morning, he puts his ELB in his insulated lunch bag along with a drink and off he goes.

I wash them in the dishwasher after every use and they’ve held up beautifully. No cracks or stains. They look as good now as they did when I first got them.

More reasons why I ♥ ELB’s:

  • They are versatile and practical. No fancy bells and whistles or various parts to keep track of.
  • They fit in most lunchboxes
  • They are easy to clean
  • They are affordable
  • They are durable

And at only $13.95 for a pack of 4, they will pay for themselves over and over again because you won’t need anymore baggies or small containers.