Vegetarian Finger Foods for Kids

Vegetarian snacks are great to carry in any Lunchopolis or Eco Fab lunch box. The following three recipes are simple to prepare and very kid-friendly too.

Carrot Fries

A tasty, nutritious treat for kids are fries made from carrots. They can be baked in under a half hour and offer a nice alternative to any fast food fare.

Ingredients:

A dozen carrots

Sea salt for taste

2 Tablespoons Virgin olive oil

Wash the carrots and cut each carrot in thirds. Place the carrots in a bowl and add the olive oil, then toss. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit before placing the carrots on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle sea salt over the carrots and bake until the carrots are lightly browned, or for about 25 minutes. Serve the carrots with a dip, such as ranch dressing.

Little Pizzas

Another vegetarian snack alternative that kids love are little pizzas. They’re not only tasty but healthy too.

Ingredients:

Two whole grain bagels, cut in half

Tomato sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Turkey pepperoni pieces

Bell peppers

Cover each halved bagel with tomato sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the bagels and add sliced bell peppers and one or two slices of turkey pepperoni. Place the bagels on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately ten minutes.

Fruit Kabobs

Here’s another easy vegetarian snack to fix that takes little time to prepare and is also fun to make with the kids.

Ingredients

Fresh strawberries

Sliced bananas

Sliced pineapple

Seedless grapes

Four skewers

Plain yogurt

Shredded coconut (optional)

Place the strawberries, bananas, pineapple and grapes alternatively on each skewer. If you wish, use plain yogurt for a dip. Also, you may want to sprinkle a little bit of shredded coconut over the fruit. Toast it lightly in the oven first to add to the taste and texture.

The above snacks are great treats to include in a Lunchopolis lunch box or Eco Fab lunch box. That way, you can always be assured that your kids are well-nourished and using a lunch box that is safe and healthy too.

Posted in Food- Recipes, Lunch & Snack Ideas for Kids, Lunch boxes, recipes by Donna

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Reusable Lunch Boxes: An Eco-Friendly Way to Keep the Environment Clean

Lunchopolis

Lunchopolis

Whether you need a lunch box for school or work, Lunchopolis has a line of lunch boxes that are nicely styled and eco-friendly too.

These lead-free, BPA-free and garbage-free lunch boxes are made of plastic that is safe and healthy to use. Therefore, they reduce the waste associated with using baggies and plastic bags.

You can choose from a number of colors, including brown with blue piping with plastic, reusable containers, pink with red piping with pink containers or blue with lime green piping with blue reusable containers. In addition, the bags feature an insulated interior to ensure that your foods stay warm or cold too.

As mentioned, each lunch box comes with a set of safe, plastic #5 food-grade containers. The set includes a large container for, say, a sandwich, a slightly smaller container for salads or fruit and two small-sized containers for a myriad of treats, such as cookies, cake or brownies.

The lunch boxes are also outfitted with a 15-oz. matching water bottle that has a flip-top with built-in straw to reduce spillage.

Artisian designed Eco Fab lunch Boxes

reusbale lunch boxes

reusbale lunch boxes

Another reusable lunch box is the sak lunch box, or the Eco Fab Lunch Box. Handcrafted with an artisan design of flowers, each sak lunch box includes plates and utensils. The 7” Bambu brand plate is a reusable bamboo plate that comes with a Bambu spork (spoon/fork combination) or spoon, fork and knife. A matching 10” x 10” organic napkin displaying the artisan created lunch design on the sak completes the “green” lunch box set.

If you so wish, you can accessorize by including a , such as the New Wave Enviro steel container, with this lunch box set. The steel container is large enough to hold sandwiches or salads and is made from

Add a filtered water bottle to the bamboo bag with stainless steel container as well. A good choice is the 12 oz. stainless steel water bottle by New Wave Enviro, also made of 304 grade stainless steel. Include the stainless steel triangle cap, sold separately, and you’ll have all the “fixings” needed to carry a healthy and nutitious lunch.

The above brands are good choices if you want to select a product that is safe for your family to use. Made with recyclable or 100% organic materials, they’re good for the environment too.

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Water Bottles with Filters: The Best Choice for Maintaining Health

Filtered water bottles are a convenient and economical way to drink tap water and save on the costs of bottled water.

filtered stainless steel water bottles

filtered stainless steel water bottles

Therefore, you can enjoy drinking water from your tap as water bottles with filters, like the Ech20 filtered water bottles by Ecousable, will remove approximately 99% of the contaminants found in the city water supply for clean, fresh-tasting water anytime.

The Ecousable water bottles with filters are made of 304 grade stainless steel that is unlined, and therefore are free from dangerous compounds, such as phthalates or lead.

Ecousable steel filtered water bottles come in 18 oz. and 25 oz. sizes and in a variety of vibrant colors, such as red, silver, royal blue, purple, green and pink. A pad on the bottom of the filtered water bottles keeps them stable on surfaces, such as countertops, and also protects such surfaces from marks or scratches. The Ech20 water bottles with filters by Ecousable are perfect for work, school or play and make it convenient for you to have water that is free from any offensive odor or taste while eliminating the need to buy bottled water.

Corn plastic water bottles with filters (by New Wave Enviro) are also available in a 16 ounce size and are made of safe plastic that is BPA free. BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical which is used to harden plastic and has been linked to prostate and breast cancer. The chemical can leach out into the water if plastics are used with this compound. Corn plastic water bottles are made, as the name suggests, of corn plastic; therefore, this toxic chemical is not used in the manufacture of these kinds of filtered water bottles.

In addition, corn plastic is much safer than PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate), which is a common plastic used in the manufacture of consumer water bottles. Therefore, corn plastic filtered water bottles make it possible for you to drink water that is free from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), SOCs (synthetic organic compounds), such as detergents and dissolved solids, such as aluminum, asbestos, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury and lead. The bottles are portable as well and can fit nicely in most vehicle cup holders.

Both of the aforementioned water bottles can be easily cleaned by using warm soap and water. Use a vinegar rinse weekly to keep the bottles sanitized and maintain your water’s fresh taste.

Keep the above information in mind when selecting a water bottle. You’ll save by eliminating the costs associated with bottled water and help the environment too.

Posted in Ecousable Product Review, New Product Reviews, New Wave enviro Water bottle review, Water Bottle Reviews by Donna

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Lunchopolis adult & kid lunch box video review

We absolutely love the lunchopolis lunch kits.   It feels so good to pack my kids lunches and not have to look for matching containers or use plastic baggies. My daughter loves using them and so do I.  I use the reusable lunch box every day ( I carry the blue one)

Watch the video Review below:

Lunchopolis video Review

They come in 3 color choices all of which are great. Made from Safe BPA free #5 plastic and with a large 15 oz matching water bottle.

Lunch box for kids and adults

Lunch box for kids and adults

Brown Reusable lunch box

Brown Reusable lunch box

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1 liter BPA free water bottle video demonstration

Watch the Video demonstration on the BPA free 1 liter water bottles by New Wave Enviro. The 1liter water bottles hold 32 oz of water. Made from Safe BPA Free plastic.  Nice wide mouths to hold ice cubes and makes it easier to clean.

BPA free 1 liter (32oz) water bottle by New Wave Enviro

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40 oz Stainless steel Video Deom

Check out the large 40 oz stainless steel water bottle by New wave enviro. Super easy to use and clean. This water bottle holds 1/2 your days requirement40 oz stainless steel water bottle by New wave enviro Demo

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