The Great School Lunch Box Guide
By: Alex Harmon, ellaslist
Buying a lunchbox. Who knew it was akin to buying a car? There are so many features, designs, compartments, contraptions, safety guidelines and so many different opinions by those who have road tested them! I am a little bit nervous for when my son starts big school. Is there such a thing as lunchbox envy? After researching this guide and finding out all the awesome lunchboxes out there, I feel like there must be! Here are some of the coolest lunchboxes I've seen on the market...
Little Lunchbox Co
Created by an Aussie mother of two, these lunchboxes are practical yet still aesthetically appealing to kids with bright colours and bold designs. The Bento boxes use BPA-free plastic and can securely hold foods such as fruit, veggies, crackers and yogurt can all be packed side by side without the risk of spoiling. Plus they are so cute!
RRP: from $40
Fuel Bento Lunch Box
It's not as "cutesy" as other lunchboxes but packs a punch in the practicality stakes. The BPA-free box has two removable inner containers that can be used separately. One is plain and the other divided into 3 different compartments, with different sizes and shapes. So you can pack a mixed lunch and divided compartments mean the flavors won’t run into each other.
Planet Box Shuttle
This cool, stainless steel, space themed bento box will be the talk of the playground. Stainless steel is the safe, non-toxic alternative to plastic and makes clean up a breeze. Individual compartments ensure that foods don't touch each other and that lunch arrives looking in tact and tasty!
RRP: from $39.95
Smash Nude Food Movers Rubbish Free Lunchbox
For those of you who think spending a lot of money on a lunchbox is a joke! These cheap but effective food movers are designed to reduce waste with a space for everything to eliminate the need for portion packing and wrapping. There are three separate storage compartments, with two removable leak proof containers so you can mix and match your healthy food combinations. The eco-friendly and wallet-friendly choice!
Yumbox Leak Proof Lunch Box
The super cute bento lunchbox has 5 compartments with a single leakproof lid. Parents who get stuck for snack ideas will love the pictures on the inserts which help you pack nutritious meals in portion controlled sizes. Uses food safe materials, BPA-free and phthalates-free.
RRP: From $32
Another stylish looking stainless steel lunchbox with four compartments that promotes waste free lunches. You can get them with or without a protective, colourful cover. They are easy to clean, easy to open, sturdy and won't rust or stain. Only downside is they aren't watertight, so it works best with your 'dry' snacks.
RRP: From $34.50
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