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)
- 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.