APR
01

Lunchskins Reusable Lunch Bags [Giveaway]

Giveaway, Kitchen Gifts | 153 comments

My kids go to a school with no cafeteria. Eric takes his lunch every day to work. And between the Logan, Madeline, and Eric we make 13 lunchbox meals every week.

Though we often incorporate the use of some reusable plastic containers (for items like oatmeal, sandwiches, soup, or pasta) in addition to their reusable water bottles, I know we waste a lot of plastic baggies. Let’s face it: some items just work better in a bag than a container.

I’ve been thinking about this dilemma for a while and the concern I had for the problem, but until just recently haven’t acted on a solution.

Enter LunchSkins 2 Reusable Sandwich Bags. Upon receiving the bags in the mail, I was instantly smitten with how cute, practical, and eco-friendly they were.

LunchSkins2 bags have been constructed of of food-safe, high-quality fabric used by pastry chefs which results in a grease-proof, moisture-proof reusable lunch bag. They’re also dishwasher-safe, BPA, lead, and phthalate-free. Suddenly greening my kids’ lunch box didn’t seem so hard!

LunchSkins2 bag sets contain 2 bags (1 sandwich size, and 1 snack size) in fun coordinating patterns (Red Ladybug, Navy Dogs and Green Frogs) and are available at over 300 Target locations, but you can also purchase Lunch Skins in their online store if you are unable to locate the sets in a retail store near you.

I know the school year is coming to an end, but summer brings many opportunities for packed food when you consider picnics, road trips, afternoons at the park and pool, hikes, and airplane rides.

These bags aren’t just cute for kids either. As a busy mom I often have nuts stashed away in my purse for a protein-rich snack on the go and the LunchSkins2 snack size bag is the perfect size for several handfuls of nuts.

If you’re interested in giving the bags a try, you’ve got a chance right now. Lunch Skins is providing a fabulous giveaway to help you give your lunchboxes and summer snacks on the go a green makeover.

Did you know that 20 million school lunch sandwich bags go into US landfills every day?

p.s. I love that Lunch Skins offers opportunities for school fundraisers (isn’t this so much better than purchasing chocolates or cookie dough that aren’t good anyway?) and that they donate a percentage of their sales towards charity.

Grand Prize (1 winner):

1 winner will receive 2 packs of LunchSkins2 Reusable Sandwich Bags and a $50 Target OR Whole Foods card (Giveaway Value: $72).

Other Prizes (5 winners):

5 winners will each receive 1 pack of Lunch Skins (Giveaway Value $10.99)

Thank you Lunch Skins for providing this giveaway! Check out their Facebook page for more lunch box greening ideas.

Giveaway Requirements:

  • Check out what Lunch Skins has to offer and then share your best tips for “greening” your family’s sack lunches.
  • Contest ends April 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Contest open to US States only.
  • Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond before disqualified and a new winner chosen.

Optional Extra Entries:

An additional entry can be earned by doing the following, giving you a total of 2 entries. Leave a separate comment for each of your entries.

1. Follow goodlifeeats and Lunch Skins on Twitter and ReTweet the following message: I want to green my lunch box with Lunch Skins from @3greenmoms, so I entered the #giveaway on @goodlifeeats http://wp.me/p14Uvo-2HE

 

I was provided with review product, compensation for my time, and giveaway fullfillment by LunchSkins, but all opinions and experiences with the product remain my own opinion.

Katie

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

Email  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

153
RESPONSES - LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW
  • 1
    Connie Bolick Lee - April 01, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    I think Lunch Skins is a great idea. I always try to use things you don’t always have to throw away, such as plastic containers and tupperware you can wash and use again.

    [Reply]

  • 2
    Connie Bolick Lee - April 01, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    I followed Good Life Eats and Lunch Skins on twitter and tweeted.

    [Reply]

  • 3
    Sarah K - April 01, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    I have two of these and have been wanting more, I’d love to win them :) My tip for a greener lunch box is to ditch the disposable plastic containers and use small pyrex containers with fitted lids. I love using these for salads, soup, etc… and I feel great that I’m cutting down on the amount of plastic I use. I also have a glass water bottle from life factory that I love too.

    [Reply]

  • 4
    SalBug - April 01, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    I use reusable containers as often as possible, but love the idea of Lunch Skins.

    [Reply]

  • 5
    Ali L - April 01, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    What a great product idea :) I try to bring leftovers from the night before, but sometimes I use plastic bags for sandwiches. I will definitely be getting LunchSkins to stop this!

    [Reply]

  • 6
    Krissa - April 01, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    I love using reusable baggies and these Lunch Skins ones look great!

    [Reply]

  • 7
    Loraine - April 01, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    I have some from the container store, but would love to try these. Welcome back home Katie!

    [Reply]

  • 8
    Laura - April 01, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I usually use tupperware for sandwiches because baggies are expensive, but they’re so bulky! This would save me from that. *Swoon*

    [Reply]

  • 9
    Betsy - April 01, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    I use tupperware for almost everything, reusable containers, and even the reusable water containers. I also try to go with leftovers.

    [Reply]

  • 10
    Betsy - April 01, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
  • 11
    Becky - April 01, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Love the green stripped lunchskins. I use reusable containers for fruit and cookies but would love to green up the lunchbox with a lunchskin sandwich bags. Looks like a great product. I will be looking at Target.

    [Reply]

  • 12
    Tricia - April 01, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I like sending a reusable utensil as well – i really like this spoon, fork, kimd of a knife combo: http://www.rei.com/product/784705/light-my-fire-spork

    Reusable everything greens a lunch quite well! :)

    [Reply]

  • 13
    Mom24 - April 01, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Oh my gosh! What a great giveaway. Right now the best thing I do to green our lunches is to use a reusable water bottle to send water in their lunch. I love the idea of these bags.

    [Reply]

  • 14
    Katrina - April 01, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I’d love these! I already follow you on fb and twitter

    [Reply]

  • 15
    Kel - April 01, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    I would love to try this – what a great idea!! At the end of the day I have so many containers to wash – but it is better than throwing away so many baggies.

    [Reply]

  • 16
    maile - April 01, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    I have wanted to sew something like this but could never find the food safe fabric. I really try hard to reduce waste and these look great. I use containers and a reusable water bottle and utensils

    [Reply]

  • 17
    Katie A - April 01, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    I am obsessed with tupperware for storing food, but haven’t found a great substitution for sandwich bags. What a great idea! I would love some of these lunchskins!

    [Reply]

  • 18
    Trezlen - April 01, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    If I get food in a plastic container, I try to use it a few times before I throw it away.

    [Reply]

  • 19
    Trezlen - April 01, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    I followed on Twitter and Tweeted.

    [Reply]

  • 20
    Laura Modrell - April 01, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    I’m in love with these. It’s a wonderful way to reduce out plastic!

    [Reply]

  • 21
    Dinah - April 01, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Love the Lunch skins bags! I try to use reusable containers whenever possible but unfortunately I do resort to plastic bags for somethings. Lunch Skins are a great alternative and super cute.

    [Reply]

  • 22
    amy marantino - April 01, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    i reuse jars and coffee cans all of the time

    [Reply]

  • 23
    Heather Spooner - April 01, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    I use reusable containers as much as possible. Also I try not to over pack my lunches so I don’t waste food. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    [Reply]

  • 24
    Sandra - April 01, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I got my daughter a bento box type lunch container. So her entire lunch is in one container and no need to use baggies for each item.

    [Reply]

  • 25
    Janssen - April 01, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    I would love these! We use sandwich tupperwares instead of baggies, which cuts down on a lot of waste.

    [Reply]

  • 26
    Jeannine - April 01, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    I pack in reusable bags and tupperware

    [Reply]

  • 27
    Tammy - April 01, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    I keep fruit whole instead of cutting into pieces that require a baggy and use reusable lunch pails vs paper bags.

    [Reply]

  • 28
    ejk - April 01, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    We try to use Tupperware and other containers as much as possible. Lunchskins! What a great idea!

    [Reply]

  • 29
    Laura F. - April 01, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    These look awesome. Just last week I was thinking about the number of baggies we have wasted in lunches. My best green tip? I avoid plastic containers in favor of glass ones.

    [Reply]

  • 30
    Claire - April 01, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    I try to keep fruit whole instead of cutting it up and then having to keep it in a plastic baggie. =D

    [Reply]

  • 31
    steph - April 01, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    i have some i bought from etsy but happy to see one is getting into a big box store! my tip is to use cloth napkins!

    [Reply]

  • 32
    Joy H. - April 01, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    A reuseable water bottle and food containers really cut down on the amount of baggies/waste we accumulate.

    [Reply]

  • 33
    marika - April 01, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    reusable containers are great! i’d never heard of reusable bags before, but they look great! especially the ability to wash them!

    [Reply]

  • 34
    Sarah L - April 01, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    These are a really great idea! We reuse our plastic sandwich bags, but we’d prefer to avoid using plastic in the first place. When we don’t need to put something in a small bag, we use glass storage containers for our lunches. We need to get more small glass containers so that we can “green” our lunches even more!

    [Reply]

  • 35
    Jen K. - April 01, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    We like using reusable containers and cloth napkins.

    [Reply]

  • 36
    amy @ uTryIt - April 02, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    What a great product! I always pack my son’s and hubby’s lunches in re-usable containers. These bags would be perfect for smaller portions and snacks. Love it!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    [Reply]

  • 37
    amy @ uTryIt - April 02, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    Following goodlifeeats and Lunch Skins on Twitter and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/186726233466347520

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    [Reply]

  • 38
    Christi P. - April 02, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    I have purchased reusable lunch bags and use plastic containers as much as I can. These Lunch Skins would be super helpful with chips and things!!

    [Reply]

  • 39
    Christopher Sorel - April 02, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    USe reusable lunch bags with the huge bags from the bulk store for snacks and side for the kids. Like trail mix, cheeze its and goldfish

    [Reply]

  • 40
    Christopher Sorel - April 02, 2012 @ 5:55 am
  • 41
    Jenine - April 02, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    We use cloth lunchbags like these – a sandwich size and a snack size. They even have cloth napkins to match. I use the small plastic containers for raisins, a hard boiled egg, or some grapes. They’re great! Now I just need a re-usable beverage container for juice.

    [Reply]

  • 42
    Allyson - April 02, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    We use cloth lunch sacks and re-useable containers as often as possible. We also have re-useable drink containers and silverware (although, that doesn’t always make it home!). I’ve been looking for something to replace the plastic baggies we use. These would be wonderful.

    [Reply]

  • 43
    Tricia - April 02, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I’ve been packing waste-free lunches for a while — but I was forgetting the forks and napkins! So, there’s my tip: remember the forks and napkins so the kids won’t have to use disposable ones at school.

    [Reply]

  • 44
    Cindy - April 02, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    my grandkids are coming for a visit, they are very earth conscious. A snack bag they can re-use would be so cool. I wish they came in Star Wars, or Lego, or Hello Kity, or iCarly……..you get the picture!

    [Reply]

  • 45
    Suzanne T. - April 02, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    What a great idea! I love that they go in the dishwasher.
    I try to use recycled containers when I can and wax paper sealed with painters tape works for a lot of things. Small jars work in insulated lunch carriers.

    [Reply]

  • 46
    Nenette Seaux - April 02, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    These are superb, great giveaway.

    [Reply]

  • 47
    Rebecca - April 02, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    I use re-useable plastic containers and I also reuse those thin plastic produce bags from the grocery store to transport sandwiches and fresh veggies. When they develop holes, I recycle them.

    [Reply]

  • 48
    mrsblocko - April 02, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    We usually use reuseable plastic containers, but sometimes, particularly when my husband has to bring his lunch AND dinner to work, there isn’t enough room in his lunch bag, so I have to use plastic bags. This would be an awesome green solution to that problem!

    [Reply]

  • 49
    Lauren - April 02, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    I have been using ziploc storage containers for lunches and I carry them in a reusable lunch box, but I really love the idea of these Lunch Skins, and they are ADORABLE!

    [Reply]

  • 50
    Lisa H - April 02, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I’ve been moving away from plastic towards glass. I also use cloth bags for grocery shopping and I purchased produce bags. These lunchskins really look like they would be fun to use. Thanks for the chance.

    [Reply]

  • 51
    Karen - April 02, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    We use the Bento lunch containers that first most of their lunch items in there. However, these would be great for their “snacks”. Thanks…what a great idea!

    [Reply]

  • 52
    Kay - April 02, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    I use Tupperware, bento, and Pyrex for my lunches, but these would be great for a handful of snacks to bring to work. Less waste, and cuter designs to carry my food in!

    [Reply]

  • 53
    Andrea D. - April 02, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    My best tip is to use reusable containers for everything from drinks to snacks to main item.

    [Reply]

  • 54
    Jessie C. - April 02, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    I use Mr./Mrs Bento to pack lunches for my family. Love Lunch skins idea as well.

    [Reply]

  • 55
  • 56
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - April 02, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    This is a fabulous product. I’ve never seen it before, but clearly I just haven’t been looking hard enough. We don’t really do sack lunches around here, but my husband does take a hot lunch to work most days. He keeps a reusable bowl and spoon at his desk for his soups/stews/breakfast cereal so that he’s not using styrofoam or plastic cutlery that work provides. With the addition of these Lunch Skins, I can send his “sides” without using any more plastic bags! Love it!

    [Reply]

  • 57
    Kalyn - April 02, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I love to use reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones. Saves trash and money.

    [Reply]

  • 58
    Alicia Chafin - April 02, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I try to use the large divided trays with covers instead of sandwich bags for my kiddos lunches. They fit perfectly into their lunch bags and get washed and re-used. But as Katie said some things just work better in a bag.

    [Reply]

  • 59
    sherry saville - April 02, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    We use the EasyLunchBox system and love it. Although we try to put as much of their lunch in there, we still have to use baggies once in a while. This would be a great way to go “greener”!

    [Reply]

  • 60
    Jen - April 02, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Webuse reusable lunch bags, both boys use a thermos,,and we use reusable plastic containers!

    [Reply]

  • 61
    Michelle - April 02, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I love these! I carry my lunch every day and they look like they would be great for any snack too! We are big recyclers in our house and it would be nice to eliminate one more thing. Thanks for the chance to win!

    [Reply]

  • 62
    Esther - April 02, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    I’m always looking for new ways to eliminate packaging waste from lunch–these are great!

    [Reply]

  • 63
    Rachel E Ward - April 02, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    We use tupperware for dips instead of buying the kind that are one time use ones.

    [Reply]

  • 64
    Melanie H - April 02, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    these are a great idea! I have greened up our lunches by using reusable containers in the lunchbags.

    [Reply]

  • 65
    Kim B. - April 02, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    VERY cute!! I’m not a big fan of juice or the extra cost of buying juice boxes or accidentally running out! Instead, I bought my boys Contigo non-spill cups & fill them with either milk or chocolate milk. (yes, they DO stay cold come lunch time :) LOVE these as I too have had to resort to plastic bags since their lunch boxes won’t hold all the tupperware that would have to replace the baggies.

    [Reply]

  • 66
    cherie - April 02, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I have 5 sons and pack school lunches for them daily! I could really use a jump start with these cute bags! I use plastic boxes for their lunches but every once in a while I need a baggie! Thanks for the chance to win!

    [Reply]

  • 67
    Katie - April 02, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I try to stay away from plastic bags and use tuperware or other containers that can be reused. I also send my kids with their BPA safe drinking containers.

    [Reply]

  • 68
    Kelly Edm - April 02, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I follow both goodlifeeats and Lunch Skins on Twitter! @jarslikejam

    [Reply]

  • 69
    Kelly Edm - April 02, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    I tweeted the giveaway! @jarslikejam

    [Reply]

  • 70
    Kelly Edm - April 02, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    We green our lunches by uses as many re-usable items as possible. I also buy as locally and organically as possible as another effort to make our lunches more healthy and environmentally friendly!

    [Reply]

  • 71
    Anne - April 02, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I use the hard plastic sandwich containers but also reuse plastic lidded containers from Costco that store endamame, premade salads, etc. I try to recycle by reusing as much as possible in lieu of disposables.

    [Reply]

  • 72
    Ranelle - April 02, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I try to reuse plastic baggies already, and I use plastic food containers to bring my lunches to work. Thanks for the giveaway!

    [Reply]

  • 73
    Andrea - April 02, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    We’ve been using reusable snack and sandwich bags for this past school year, but we definitely need to increase our stockpile, since I find myself running out of them between all the lunches we pack!

    [Reply]

  • 74
    Micky - April 02, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I reuse plastic baggies and use plastic reusable containers to bring lunch and snacks to work every day. These LunchSkins are so cute though! Thanks of rhe giveaway.

    [Reply]

  • 75
    Micky - April 02, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    I follow and tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/WhatMickyEats/status/186881502670368768

    [Reply]

  • 76
    Liz - April 02, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    These are so great! Our tip is to buy one large container of yogurt and divide it up into reusable containers at the beginning of the week.

    [Reply]

  • 77
    Heidi - April 02, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    I use refillable water bottles instead of disposable.

    [Reply]

  • 78
    Liz - April 02, 2012 @ 12:54 pm
  • 79
    Tyra - April 02, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    We use stainless steel water bottles for the older kids and adults, and for the littles we use cute character water bottles.

    [Reply]

  • 80
    Cristina - April 02, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I really like the sandwich bags. I would love to replace those plastic bags for those ! I do use reusable drinking bottles, I’m not a fan of plastic drinking bottles.

    [Reply]

  • 81
    saniel - April 02, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    i use glass straws, unbleached parchment paper, recycled wax paper to wrap leftovers and glass tupperware. these snack bags look cool and functional

    [Reply]

  • 82
    Linda - April 02, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    I try to live by the “repurpose” motto, so I use the small bags I get at retail stores (like the ones from clothing stores) as lunch bags until they fall apart. It’s kind of fun to bring lunch in a jcrew bag!

    [Reply]

  • 83
    Katie @ Epicurean Mom - April 02, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    How cute are these?! We use laptop lunch boxes right now but I may just switch. These are adorable!

    [Reply]

  • 84
    Katie @ Epicurean Mom - April 02, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    I follow both of you and retweeted! :)

    [Reply]

  • 85
    Lauren W - April 02, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    refillable water bottles and plastic containers are all I use for lunches but they can get bulky, these are a perfect way to have everything fit comfortably and I LOVE that they are dishwasher safe!

    [Reply]

  • 86
    jenna - April 02, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I like the yellow mango fruit series lunchskin. cute! i think it’s a great idea to incorporate whole foods, like fruit, that are already in their own wrappers (skins or peels).

    [Reply]

  • 87
    LisaL - April 02, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    We use all reusable containers and cloth napkins for everyones lunches. I think it is a no brainer since it is less waste and saves money.

    [Reply]

  • 88
    samW - April 02, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    we’ve dumped the saran wrap, now in the process of getting rid of the plastic sandwich bags, this would be a great help! I also love their dishwasher safe.

    [Reply]

  • 89
    cassie - April 02, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    I have my son’s pre schooner teacher send the plastic bags home so I can wash and reuse them.

    [Reply]

  • 90
    cassie - April 02, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I follow on Twitter and reteeeted.

    [Reply]

  • 91
    AmyG - April 02, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    I always use glass containers whenever I can. These would be great though!

    [Reply]

  • 92
    Stephanie - April 02, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    We use reusable shopping bags, but occasionally my husband will stop by the grocery store on his way home from work to pick up something I’ve forgotten and gets plastic bags. We reuse those plastic bags for my husband to take his lunch to work. We also use cloth napkins.

    [Reply]

  • 93
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - April 02, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    We try to use reusable lunch containers as much as possible – these are absolutely adorable!

    [Reply]

  • 94
    Corisa - April 02, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    I love the mod series for the snack bags because i am always taking almonds as my snack! Combining snacks or your sandwich with snacks can help use less bags !

    [Reply]

  • 95
    Nila - April 02, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Awesome idea. I try to bring leftovers most of the time. But sometimes you just need a handful of something and a bag is the only way to go. I look forward to trying these.

    [Reply]

  • 96
    Lynda M. - April 02, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I try to use washable plastic containers in my lunch as much as possible, but baggies take up less space. These snack bags are awesome – what a great idea!

    [Reply]

  • 97
    Anna - April 02, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    School is right around the corner for my oldest, so these would be great for the lunchbox. When packing a lunch in the past, we’ve used cloth napkins, stainless steel containers, and a thermos.

    [Reply]

  • 98
    Michelle - April 02, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    I often put left-overs in a glass pint jar to reheat at school/work.

    [Reply]

  • 99
    Tracy - April 02, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    These look awesome! I use so many plastic baggies for sandwiches, I would love some reusable ones. My green tip is having water bottles that my kids use again and again.

    [Reply]

  • 100
    Mehridith - April 03, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    Would love some of these to put my “green” in-season, organic fruit in my kids lunches!!! :)

    [Reply]

  • 101
    Jen W. - April 03, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    We keep our lunch “green” with reusable lunch bags and tupperware type containers.

    [Reply]

  • 102
    Kristin K - April 03, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    My green tip is to use containers that are reusable in your lunch box instead of the baggies. It saves alot of waste. :)

    [Reply]

  • 103
    Kristy B - April 03, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    I love these! I have made a note in my back to school for next year folder to order these (we are done our outside the house activities for this spring).

    I try hard not to be throwing things out. One way I greened my kitchen was to start getting a CSA where 90% of my produce comes loose in the box and I reuse what I have at home to store it safely. It has cut down tremendously on waste and extra trips to the store!

    [Reply]

  • 104
    Marilyn - April 03, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    We try and green our lunches by using leftovers and baking the treats at home (to cut down on packaging). I think these lunch skins would also help cut down on the plastic baggies (like you mentioned).

    [Reply]

  • 105
    Meagan - April 03, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I always pack with reusable containers rather than plastic bags as well as trying to use leftovers so I don’t throw away perfectly good food.

    [Reply]

  • 106
    Meagan - April 03, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I follow both accounts on Twitter @vivalameaganx3

    [Reply]

  • 107
    Meagan - April 03, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Tweeted! @vivalameaganx3

    [Reply]

  • 108
    jacquie - April 03, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    what a neat idea – didn’t know that something like that existed so thanks for helping to get the word out. i do use plastic containers but like you find that sometimes a “baggie” just works better so do end up going through more than i would care to.

    [Reply]

  • 109
    jenn - April 03, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    These Lunch Skins are great! We use reusable containers and bottles and cloth napkins. A newer thing I’ve started doing is making a box of jello or pudding (should find a recipe that is healthier…) and putting it into smaller containers to set and then put in the lunches, bypassing the pre-made and disposable containers sold in the stores.

    [Reply]

  • 110
    Karen Lynch - April 03, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    Use divided plastic container and quilted lunch bag, and a glass to fill with water from home. Also take flatware from home.

    [Reply]

  • 111
    Karen Lynch - April 03, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    I follow both on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

    [Reply]

  • 112
    Deedra - April 04, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I love this idea! I use Tupperware, but it’s so big and bulky. Much better.

    [Reply]

  • 113
    Deedra - April 04, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I follow GoodLifeEats and Lunch Skis and I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/princess_1289/status/187562022630727680

    [Reply]

  • 114
    TK - April 04, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    I love all the prints of the Lunchskins! I think it’s great to use reusable containers to pack lunch in!

    [Reply]

  • 115
    Judy - April 04, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    We like to use reusable water bottles.

    [Reply]

  • 116
    ria clarke - April 04, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    we use reusable stainless steel water bottles

    [Reply]

  • 117
    ria clarke - April 04, 2012 @ 5:51 pm
  • 118
    Dottie Mef - April 04, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    I would use them to store my sandwiches or dry oatmeal that I pack everyday for lunch. I would feel much better about using it instead of trying to reuse my plastic sandwich bags and then throwing away when it gets dingy.

    [Reply]

  • 119
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef - April 05, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    i always use as many reusable containers as possible. i’m excited to have a job next year instead of being a student, because carrying a lunchbox full of containers around all day is no fun. some lunchskins would be so great with less bulk.

    [Reply]

  • 120
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef - April 05, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    I followed Good Life Eats and Lunch Skins on twitter and tweeted. (@thepajamachef)

    [Reply]

  • 121
    Kristine - April 09, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    We use reusable snack bags, but I never have enough for both lunches and afternoon snacks. I’d love these!!! I *LOVE* not going through boxes & boxes of baggies!!

    [Reply]

  • 122
    Kristine - April 09, 2012 @ 9:17 am
  • 123
    Kathy - April 09, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    We use the lunchskins for sandwiches almost every day! My children also like the laptop lunch system that I bought a few years ago. Our plastic bag use is way down and we are happy about that!

    [Reply]

  • 124
    K Ship - April 09, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    i have been wanting to make my own reusable lunch bags ever since i had kids and just haven’t gotten around to it so having some adorable ones made for me would be super! my tips have all been mentioned:) the biggest one for us is teaching our kids about taking care of the earth. i love hearing them ask questions like “can this be recycled?” or “who could we give this to now that it doesn’t fit me anymore?”

    [Reply]

  • 125
    Stevie - April 11, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    We use bento containers and cloth napkins for lunches, but packing snacks had been tricky as far as avoiding the plastic bags. Need to get some of these… Thanks!

    [Reply]

  • 126
    Michelle Smiles - April 11, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I try to not buy snack packs and put things in smaller containers myself. I still use too many ziplocs and should look into these!

    [Reply]

  • 127
    Cheri Hensler - April 12, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the looks of those, so cute. My 8 year old would love to use those in her lunch, and really be proud of being earth friendly, too!

    [Reply]

  • 128
    jessica demartino - April 12, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I use a klean kanteen for my son’s lunch and i made him a set of fun cloth napkins to pack, too. I would LOVE to have some of these lunchskins and I am definitely going to look into the fundraiser idea for the preschool I work at!!! Many Thanks!

    [Reply]

  • 129
    Patricia Pinkston - April 12, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    I use reusable containers as often as possible.

    [Reply]

  • 130
    Nikki Durussel - April 12, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    I let my daughter choose a lunchbox each year that is already packed with reusable containers. This way she gets to pick and I know I have containers that will always fit!

    [Reply]

  • 131
    sue v - April 12, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    we always buy a large stoneyfield yoghurt and put as much as you need for lunch in a separate container to take to school… that way we buy better yoghurt and less waste

    [Reply]

  • 132
    Haley - April 12, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Reusable forks and spoons!! Green Green Green! (: And reusable recycled water bottles!

    [Reply]

  • 133
    Stace @ SavingStace.com - April 12, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    This year, instead of wasting tons of plastic forks and spoons, I purchased really inexpensive silverware at Walmart (I believe 5 spoons or forks for $1) to use JUST for lunches. This way we can reuse them over and over and if they accidentally get thrown away, I’m not out very much money (or any of my “good” silverware). We also use reusable plastic containers for sandwiches, fruit, snacks, etc. :)

    [Reply]

  • 134
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets - April 12, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    We love lunchskins. I purchase them online every school year. The older ones get put in travel bags, picnic baskets and the camper, when you need to portion something out! GREAT giveaway! We use both the sandwich and snack sized bags.

    [Reply]

  • 135
    Michelle Machado - April 12, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    My kids use reusable water bottles everyday.

    [Reply]

  • 136
    Melissa - April 12, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    I use reuseable containers when I pack my husband’s lunch everyday. I hate to purchase sandwich bags. I love the idea of these. Thanks!

    [Reply]

  • 137
    Julie U - April 12, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    we use Thermos bottles for bottled water instead of the disposable plastic ones.

    [Reply]

  • 138
    Lisa K. - April 12, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    My boys and I each have our own storage tray/bento style lunch boxes as well as cloth napkins and Sigg water bottles. Thanks!

    [Reply]

  • 139
    Krista - April 12, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I don’t use any plastic for lunches- Mason jars work for practically everything that I pack with me!

    [Reply]

  • 140
    jessi - April 12, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    I hate plastic bags and mason jars work for me! Id love something less breakable

    [Reply]

  • 141
    julieB - April 12, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Absolutely love Lunchskins! My granddaughter had a fundraiser for her school and I bought some. Love, love, love them!!

    [Reply]

  • 142
    Kim - April 13, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Love all their products!!! I think it’s very green to do leftovers! Make them into totally new dishes, too! Add eggs and voila!

    [Reply]

  • 143
    Brenda - April 13, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    I go through so many sandwich bags it would be great to be able to wash and reuse!

    [Reply]

  • 144
    Jessie Strawser - April 14, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    These are great! Would love to use them for my kiddos.

    [Reply]

  • 145
    Beth @ Hungry Happenings - April 15, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    What a great product. We try to be as green as possible around here and always use containers instead of throw away bags, foil, etc. I pack everything in a cooler bag to keep a good chill on the food.

    [Reply]

  • 146
    Brandee Davis - April 15, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    I use Kids Konserve snack Kozie’s and love them, however I would love to try the lunchskins. I love that they have a velcro top.

    [Reply]

  • 147
    Katie Duffy - April 15, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    I try to avoid anything in small packages – individual yogurts, granola bars, etc. I either make my own or eat leftovers – saves money too!

    [Reply]

  • 148
    CarolH - April 16, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I do not use plastic that cannot be washed and reused though I wish there was a way to buy vegetables without their plastic bags. I have made produce bags from net and ribbon that I take to the store, use whenever possible, wash and reuse. I have even taken my own containers to restaurants for leftovers.

    [Reply]

  • 149
    Taryn - April 16, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    I’ve seen bloggers write about these before but never encountered them myself, what a great idea! We always try to use plastic tupperware in our house, so most snacks are packaged in reusable containers. But there are some things that are just better in baggies, and these would definitely do the trick!

    [Reply]

  • 150
    Andrea - April 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    I use a Kleen Kanteen, and tupperware type containers, but could do better!

    [Reply]

  • 151
    Cori - April 21, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    We try not to buy mini snack packs to cut down on unnecessary packaging waste.

    [Reply]

  • 152
    Carmen - April 23, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    I use washable containers whenever possible instead of plastic bags.

    [Reply]

  • 153
    Brighid - April 23, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    We use Tupperware and Ziploc containers as much as possible.

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment