Lunchopolis lunch boxes a must for back to school

Lots of parents dropped of their kiddos for the first day of school today!Some with our “brown bagging” it some are buying school lunches.

For those parents that are sending their kids back to school with lunch boxes, we have a nifty suggestion on lunch boxes.

Lunchopolis lunch box is absolutely the best!  It is a self contained all in one lunch boxes. It works well for kids and adults but we will focus on lunch boxes for kids.

5 reasons we love the Lunchopolis lunch boxes

1. The lunchopolis has 4 matching containers.2 large food containers that fit the main meal ( see our 10 easy  lunch suggestions) and 2 smaller ones for snack type food. and a matching 15oz BPA free water bottle.

2. Lunchopolis lunch boxes saves money. The lunch box eliminates the need for baggies, foil, saran wrap, etc.

3. The lunch box is durable, we have been lovely using ( yeah right) a pink lunchopolis for a year. I have left it in my hot car over the weekend, hand washed the dishes and threw the lunch box it’self into the washer and dryer with no ill effects. My now kindergartner takes her lunch box to school everyday with no complaints.

4.  Lunch boxes for kids.  My daughter who is 5 thinks her lunch box is the coolest thing and is happy to bring it to school. The brown and blue are nice colors as well. I carry the blue one to work everyday.

5.  Easy to clean– all you have to do is wipe the box down with a damp cloth or throw it into the laundry. They containers are top shelf dishwasher safe and or can be washed out by hand.

Watch the video demonstration on the lunchopolis video here:

Lunchopolis lunch box

Posted in Back to School, Lunch boxes, Video reviews by

How to Recycle water bottles

How to Recycle Water Bottles

Choose Safe Brands for Recycling

If you choose any of the safe-grade plastic or stainless steel water bottles made by companies such as New Wave Enviro, Ecousable, Earth Lust or Thinksport, then there will eventually come a time when you’ll want to recycle your bottles.

Recycle Bottles that are Free of BPA, Phthalates and Lead

One of the most recyclable materials on the market is stainless steel, so if you want a water bottle that is eco-friendly, you couldn’t ask for a better choice than this metal. Likewise, any of the plastic water bottles made by New Wave Enviro can be recycled when they’ve fully served their useful life. For recycling purposes, water bottles should be free of BPA, phthalates and lead.

Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Some Water Bottles

BPA or bisphenol-A is a chemical that is used in processing polycarbonate plastic materials. It has been associated with certain health problems, such as cancer and diabetes. Phthalates and lead, too, used in the manufacture of some bottles and containers, pose similar health risks. However, if you choose a water bottle made by any of the aforementioned brands, then you needn’t concern yourself with any potential health risks as all the bottles are free of BPA as well as phthalates and lead.

The Best Kinds of Recyclable Bottles

Some people believe that aluminum is a recyclable product; yet, the metal has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, it’s best to pick any bottle manufactured with either #5 food-grade safe plastic or biodegradable corn plastic, or choose unlined bottles made of stainless steel.

We have a new product called the Vapur water bottle that uses less waste, is made in the USA and super easy to recycle. Check it out

anti water botlte

anti water botlte

Uses for Recycled Plastics

For example, safe-grade plastic bottles can be recycled and made into such products as:

Posted in New Product Reviews by

Easy Kids lunch ideas

cute lunch boxes

cute lunch boxes

Back to school for kids is coming up very quickly.  bye Bye to the summer schedule and hello to the routine of school! Here is a list of 10 easy kids lunch ideas.  These lunch ideas are super easy, take less than 15min to prepare and our healthy lunches for kids.

Easy Kids Lunch Ideas:

1. Sandwiches- A foundation of every kids lunch.  You can have veggie sandwiches with turkey, a little mayonnaise ( we recommend vegananies) and a healthy bread.

2. Another favorite is Peanut butter and Jelly. Since we avoid Tree nuts we often recommend sunbutter and jelly. Our favorite jelly is either homemade ( yes you can make jelly) or an organic local brand. There are lots of craftsman who make their own jelly, shop your local farmers market for a source.

3. Turkey roll ups- for those kids that either don’t like bread or are on a gluten free-dairy free diet we take hormel’s turkey ( gluten & dairy free) and slap on 1tsp of veganiese and roll them up like little cigars( not advocating smoking).  I put about 7 in the lunch box for my 5 year old.

4. Leftover Spagettihi- super easy and super delicious!

5. Mac n’Cheese- We make ours with gluten free noodles and Daiya Cheese.  I can’t rave enough about Daiya cheese, thank you thank Daiya cheese people!

6.  Grilled Cheese Sandwich- Again with a gluten free or ezekial bread and daiya cheddar cheese! Yummy!

7. Hamburgers- We make ours with turkey meat. A back of kettle chips, some apple slices and water!

8. Hot dogs no bun, carrot sticks, grapes and water.

9.  Black bean burger- I make these and freeze them a head of time.  I put cilantro, onions and garlic in my blender and blend them for 20 secs so that they are mixed but not too smooth. I coat them with gluten free dairy free bread crumbs, fry them in light canola or olive oil for about 4 min on each size on medium. Let them cool and freeze them.

10.  Tortilla roll ups. Similar to the turkey roll ups, you take two corn or flour tortillas fill them with daiya cheese and melt in the oven on broil for a minute. then cut into 2 inch strips and roll them up into cigar shapes.  Can serve with salsa and corn chips and orange slices.

And there you have easy, kid lunch ideas that our healthy and good for kids with food allergies or sensitivites. Healthy lunches for kids are important! Get back to school for the kids right this year! Good luck!

back to school for kids
lunch ideas    kids lunch ideas     healthy lunches for kids

Posted in Back to School, Lunch boxes, recipes by admin