Top 5 Lunch Containers for Back-to-School
Shopping for lunchboxes can be an overwhelming task since there are hundreds of different containers to choose from. Today, I’m showing you the top 5 lunch containers our
lunch plan members love.
The most affordable way to have a compartmentalized container when you have multiple meals to pack.
Browse all styles and shop for EasyLunchboxes he re. Pros
They come four to a pack and various colors; they are dishwasher safe, and a set should last you through the school year without any issues.
They are a great option for young kids without assistance, and they are perfect for packing multiple lunches ahead of time and stock your fridge.
Made from FDA-approved, high-quality polypropylene #5 plastic; No BPA, PVC, or phthalates.
Great for portion control or special diet; keeps food separated; safe for microwave, freezer, dishwasher.
These food storage containers nest together to save space for storage.
Fewer pieces, more function; pack eye-appealing meals or snacks with ease; freezable, microwaveable, portable, stackable. Cons
They are not leakproof for things like applesauce or yogurt. #2 Yumbox Lunchbox
This is the leak-proof solution to the single tray, single lid dilemma.
Browse all styles and shop for Yumbox Lunchboxes here. Pros
They come in various sizes and compartments letting you pick whichever fits your lunch packing lifestyle best.
Multiple colors and various trays make give this lunch box ultimate kid-appeal.
All food-safe materials, BPA-free and phthalates-free. Sturdy ABS (outer box), Tritan(tray) and Silicone (seal).
Dishwasher safe. Top rack only. Cons
The price per unit. If you have multiple kids to pack for and want to pack ahead of time it’s an investment.
Outer shell must be hand washed to maintain the seal.
#3 Lunchbots Containers
A compartmentalized stainless steel solution that is both durable and stylish.
Browse all styles and shop for Lunchbots here. Pros
Made from food-safe stainless steel with no linings or toxins.
Easy to clean
Multiple compartment options for different lunch packing needs
Not leakproof between compartments.
Price per unit. If you have multiple kids to pack for and want to pack ahead of time, it’s an investment.
#4 Rubbermaid Lunch Blox
Packing lunches is now as fun as building Legos.
Browse all styles and shop for Lunch Blox here. Pros
Various shapes and sizes provide make this a great lunch solution for different foods.
Blue freezer pack fits between the modular containers keeping foods chilled while on-the-go.
Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, BPA-free.
Fit in all lunch bags, regardless of size (smaller blocks only).
These will quickly take up the entire top rack of the dishwasher.
Small compartments can be difficult for younger kids to open without assistance.
Takes up a lot of storage room.
#5 Kids Konserve Nesting Trio
Portable, easy to carry, durable, and great for food storage.
Browse all Kids Konserve containers here. Pros
Bottoms are made from food-safe stainless steel with no linings or toxins.
Lids are free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead.
Easy to clean
Affordable 3-pack to start packing.
Fit in all lunch bags, regardless of size. Great for packing snacks too!
You’ll need a few sets to pack ahead of time or for multiple kids.
Can’t pack a standard sandwich easily, must be cut in half and inside the largest container.
Can be a little hard to open for the youngest kids.
While there are many other lunch containers in the marketplace, these are the ones we typically use in our meal plans and recipes and for my kids. I hope this gives you a little guidance and helps you get packing healthy and fresh school lunches. You can
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