Saturday, September 12, 2009

Laptop Lunch Love

We have always been big on reducing the packaging in our girls' lunches. Honestly, this wasn't so much from an environmental point of view as it has been from a health point of view. Generally speaking, packaging tends to = not so healthy. So we always sent the girls to school with "Lock and Lock" containers full of fresh, mostly "clean" foods. Lots of fruits and veggies and whole grain sandwiches. I must admit to feeling all warm and fuzzy inside when I've had their teachers mention to me how great it is that they eat so healthy.

So, this year, with Maddie headed off to grade 2 (and being the very responsible kinda kid that she is) we decided to invest in a Laptop Lunch system for her. I'm not really sure who was more excited about this...her or I?

Now, I say "invested" because they are not cheap. Not at all. But, they are also very well made, and free of all the icky stuff that you don't want lurking in your childs lunch container. They are also all kinds of fun. I love how you can see all your food when you open up the "laptop", I love the little container that is so perfect for dips and dressings, I love how it all fits together perfectly- including fork, spoon, and drink...with a spot for an ice pack and a "lunchbox letter" which her Dad and I take turns leaving for her... Every Day.

Cuz, you know, we love her to pieces.

-- Post From My iPhone


Shan said...

Looks like a great system. I'm still waiting for my kids to grow out of the picky stage. Maya keeps insisting she can take peanut butter toast to school for lunch in her "wunch bag". Although she did recently start eating cereal with milk. We celebrated for a week after that one.

Mommy Project said...

It's really hard to pack healthy lunches for little kids - particularly when you are not allowed to send peanuts or "any nut by-products". Guess that answers my question about almond butter. Must be ~very~ hard for vegetarians and vegans. :-/ I want to get away from deli-meat, too--all those nitrates and nitrites! It's tough! I'm hoping to get some more ideas from the L.L. Community!! They have a Flikr group!

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