Monday, May 10, 2010

Easy Lunchboxes review and giveaway!

Kelly from www.easylunchboxes.com offered us a set of easy lunchboxes to try. We tried them out last week and here is the verdict...

LOVE them! I do love my laptop lunchboxes a ton and will continue to use them, but these easy lunchboxes will be added into the mix for sure.

My favorite features of the easy lunchboxes
  • They contain NO lead, Vinyl, PVC, Phthalates or BPA
  • There are only two pieces to wash at night!
  • They come in a set of four boxes and four lids, so with two children, there is a clean set ready for the next day.  
  • They are dishwasher safe.
  • Inexpensive
  • These could also cut down on waste if you use a typical brown bag lunch.  


At first glance on the website, I was expecting the plastic to be a little on the flimsy side. They remind me of the 'free' containers you get with some prepackaged lunchmeats, or the cheapy 'take to a potluck and who cares if it comes back' containers.  But they are not.  They are much sturdier than I expected them to be.  They are made to fit into a  '6 pack' style lunch tote, also available in many colors on the website.  The lunch tote has enough room leftover for a drink bottle, utensils, and even uncut fruit (apple, banana, etc.).  Or, if packing a lighter lunch, I have found they fit nicely in most of the lunchbags we already have at home.

My big concern was leakage.  BUT, when packing yogurt, I followed the directions on the website and added a piece of wrap between the yogurt and the lid and it traveled both directions without spilling over into another compartment.

WANT A SET?  
Kelly was kind enough to offer one set of four easy lunchboxes AND one lunch bag cooler to one lucky lunchbox limbo reader!

To enter, go to www.easylunchboxes.com and then come back here and comment below telling me which color cooler bag you would like to have if you are the lucky winner.  It's that simple!  

Want a second entry?  Leave a second comment telling me what you had for lunch today (or yesterday)! Don't forget to leave an email address (use name at email dot com format).


This contest will end on May 20th, at 10:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, and contacted by email .   If no response within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.  The giveaway prize comes directly from easylunchboxes.com. This giveaway is open to US & Canadian readers only. You will be disqualified if you have won or received free product from easylunchboxes.com within the past 3 months.
 I received an easylunchbox set for review.  All opinions posted above are mine. 

140 comments:

  1. I like the black bag! :D These look like a great lunch container!

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  2. I like the green bag - it's different than anything else we have! These look like they would be great for my preschooler, who eats a bit less than my kindergartner.

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  3. I like the purple bag. rheannong@yahoo.com

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  4. I had chicken nachos for lunch - I have a standing "Monday lunch with a friend" to visit and catch up. However, I also packed two lunches for my kids - soybutter and jelly sandwiches, apple wedges, grapes, cheese cubes, assorted veggies, and dip (hummus for him, ranch for her).

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  5. I would want purple, but my son would want blue. Since my son would be using this, blue would probably be the better choice.

    I really enjoy your blog.

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  6. I went out for a huge post-exams lunch with our grad students, and had chicken vindaloo.
    My son, in his Laptop Lunch, had shrimp sushi, Trader Joe's veggie nests, cherry tomatoes, and a pluot. Also milk. And ate it all (!)

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  7. Thanks for holding the contest - I would want the purple one!

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  8. Also, for lunch I was on a veggie kick: sauteed zuchinni, light coleslaw, wilted red chard :)

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  9. lunch today was homemade mac n' cheese - yummy!

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  10. Blue bag :) all_home_cooking (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  11. For lunch today, I had chicken soup with little bitty pasta in it and a slice of flourless chocolate cake.

    all_home_cooking (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I would like the green bag!

    astrid @ hedbor dot org

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  13. And, today I ate in the cafeteria - half a tiny whole wheat pizza with kale, hummus, red peppers, onion, and mozarella. I also had about a cup of fresh fruit salad.

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  14. I'd definitely like the black cooler! hunterml(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Today I had leftover spaghetti for lunch.
    hunterml(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I love the teal bag! selindsey @ gmail . com

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  17. And for lunch today I had...umm...a Crisp and Tasty pizza and icecream...

    What can I say? I'm almost 9 months preggo and was home alone...LoL

    selindsey @ gmail . com

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  18. I like the purple once since Purple is one of my fav colours :)

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  19. Ohh and today for lunch I had a chicken manicotti yum! sunflower7 at aol dot com :D

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  20. It has to be purple!

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  21. And for lunch today I had half an avocado with a cold quinoa greek flavored salad and some mango slices

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  22. I'd like the green bag!
    half21pint@hotmail.com

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  23. I had organic mac and cheese and raspberry acai applesauce.

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  24. Those are majorly cool! I think the purple bag would be great but I like the other colors as well.

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  25. I like the green bag!
    kkdickinson1010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I had Subway for lunch.
    kkdickinson1010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I would choose Purple for my daughter... it's her favorite color!

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  28. We had sandwiches for lunch today.

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  29. we ate out today on the way back from weekend get away. we had Mexican - I had a mini chimi & a tamale. YUM!

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  30. I like the red and the purple coolers!

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  31. Second comment: For lunch yesterday I had organic corn chips, and organic apple, and water from my stainless steel bottle (we were out playing and hiking).

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  32. I like the olive bag. kimberlyasparks@ymail dot com

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  33. I had a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch today. kimberlyasparks@ymail dot com

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  34. My favorite is thee auqua :)

    kiss_my_makeup@live.com

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  35. Today for lunch I had Subway! I got a 6 inch philly steak toasted on honey oat wheat bread with pepperjack cheese, onions, and tomatoes! With it I had a bag of doritos and a pb cookie and a white chocolate chip one. Not healthy at allllll, but yummy! :D

    kiss_my_makeup@live.com

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  36. I love the purple bag! It would be for my daughter who will be in preschool in the fall. We are just getting into organic living and these will be great! Thanks!

    ladybugsaver18@yahoo.com

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  37. I had a pimiento cheese sandwich and sunchips for lunch!

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  38. black!
    midnitex7 at wildmail.com

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  39. I took to work my shrimp and rice left overs from my mother's day dinner from Red Lobster! Ok yea I had one of those famous biscuits too..
    midnitex7 at wildmail.com

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  40. for lunch i had leftover ham and beans with cornbread.

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  41. I like the black or the purple! :-)

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  42. I had a lean cuisine for lunch yesterday... blah!

    meryal@sbcglobal.net

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  43. thanks for the chance to win. I like the purple cooler.

    shoppinbabe269@aol.com

    -Alison

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  44. Yesterday, I made homemade cheese pizza for lunch. I have always had trouble with the dough consistency prior to rising but this time it came out perfect. can't wait to make it again!
    Thanks for the chance to win.


    shoppinbabe269@aol.com

    -Alison

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  45. My daughter's favorite color is green, so I'd have to choose that one! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kilijen at yahoo dot com

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  46. For lunch yesterday I had a green chile and cheese tamale and a big salad. Yum!
    kilijen at yahoo dot com

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  47. Lunch today will be southwest chicken salad. Yum. ark2800 at gmail dot com

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  48. Ohhhhh I like the green one, or the black one....hmmmm Yes! :)

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  49. These are really cool! I like the blue one! jatoha at gmail dot com

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  50. Lunch is leftover asparagus quiche! yum! jatoha at gmail dot com

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  51. ooh, I'd love the purple one!
    laurapilker at gmail dot com

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  52. and todays lunch is a Cottage Double, orange, chips, and brownie! yum!
    laurapilker at gmail dot com

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  53. My husband likes the black one. He takes his lunch everyday and I have started to get sick of little plastic baggies!
    catcaro at comcast dot net

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  54. Lunch today is turkey sandwich, pickle, carrots, and pretzels.
    catcaro at comcast dot net

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  55. I love the purple bag and I had chicken breast on rye for lunch with blueberries.

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  56. I would go with the red or green bag so my husband could occasionaly use it too.

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  57. I had pizza made on a tortilla for lunch along with carrots and apples

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  58. vietnamese noodle soup for lunch yesterday

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  59. I love the Olive!! jmw013 at AOL dot com

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  60. ooops . . . .my email is stephanie.nisbet @ yahoo . com

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  61. Purple would be great for this house!
    ackmans@gmail.com

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  62. Lunch today was spinach salad with goat cheese, cranberries, pecans and poppyseed dressing...yum!

    ackmans@gmail.com

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  63. I love the aqua! Thanks for your blog.

    momtotjh at gmail dot com

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  64. I have been looking at these for a few days and have heard great things. The pretty green one would work best for us.
    kris.adair at middlebrow dot com

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  65. Lunch today was tuna roll-ups and strawberries (on toothpicks!) I am trying to get my daughter to eat healthier.
    kris.adair at middlebrow dot com

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  66. I like the red bag. Thanks for sharing this I am looking for a system for my son's lunches next year.

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  67. Today for lunch I had a cup of homemade vegetable soup and a boiled egg. I know....I just grabbed what I saw first.

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  68. I've been ogling over the purple one for months! My daughter and I both love purple so we could share it! bar7aggie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. You definately DO NOT want to know what I had for lunch today! (We had an office party!) How about my daughter: Her bento consisted of a ham and cheese kitty-wich, an orange, some crackers, and a donut muffin for a treat (since I made them for the office). bar7aggie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. I love the black or purple bag.

    clpacasey(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  71. Lunch today was leftover noodle mess. I wanted pasta, so our favoirte recipe is to throw whatever sounds good in it.

    clpacasey(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  72. These are awesome! I would lov ethe red bag!

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  73. For lunch yesterday I had a turkey sandwich on homemade wheat bread with sprouts, lettuce and tomato.. mmm

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  74. I so want one of these! My favorite is the olive green color. For lunch today I had an Asian wrap with red curry cream cheese, asian slaw, and ginger jasmine rice. Yummy!
    sheliads@hotmail.com

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  75. I'd love to have one of these sets, especially with a purple bag!! Love these. I've been thinking about getting them for a while.

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  76. Today for lunch I had a grilled turkey pastrami and spicy jack cheese sandwich with cool ranch doritos and peach slices on the side. Yum... and it would have been perfect in an Easy Lunchbox set.

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  77. I have the hardest time with my pre-schoolers lunch, thank you for all of these great ideas.I love the red one. mantrita2003@yahoo.com

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  78. Today I had black bean soup. Thank you mantrita2003@yahoo.com

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  79. My son would love the Aqua bag. They sound like great containers!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  80. Today for lunch, I had leftover grilled chicken an veggies. Thanks for the chance to enter!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  81. I love the purple, would be great for trips to the park with my daughters (2nd one coming in July :)
    perikeet at yahoo dot com

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  82. For lunch I had scrambled eggs and then a strawberry shortcake :)
    perikeet at yahoo dot com

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  83. This is a great idea for portion control! I really want these! I love the green!
    ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

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  84. Today, I had a leftover turkey burger from dinner last night! I added fresh sliced tomato, lettuce, and light mayo.

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  85. I would love to have the purple bag...love the look of those containers!

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  86. I like the red one!

    mommy koala at live dot com

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  87. I like the black one.
    -maribellp at verizon.net

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  88. I had a turkey sandwich with a side salad for lunch. thanks for the chance!
    maribellp at verizon.net

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  89. I have had these bookmarked to buy for my son who starts Kindergarten in the Fall! His favorite color is blue, so I would pick the Aqua :)
    {davenjenmoore at yahoo dot com}

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  90. Today we had lunch at the zoo (these would have been handy!) We had all natural pb & jelly on whole wheat bread, carrots, green & red grapes and string cheese!
    {davenjenmoore at yahoo dot com}

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  91. For lunch today I had leftover spaghetti packed in a gladware :) rheannong@yahoo.com

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  92. I have been looking at these lunch sets! Definitely would want the green bag!

    tanne.626114 at gmail dot com

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  93. For lunch today I had two slices of whole wheat pumpkin bread and a stonyfield farm yogurt cup.

    tanne.626114 at gmail dot com

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  94. Love these! Thank you for sharing! I would love the black or red bags!!
    kannramirez at hotmail dot com

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  95. Ysterday I met a friend for lunch, and had a fajita salad. So great to hang with friends!!
    kannramirez at hotmail dot com

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  96. I like the Olive one the best! hdmosley at aol dot com

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  97. I had hummus and pita chips for lunch today :) hdmosley at aol dot com

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  98. Hi, I would love the purple bag.
    accrisanti at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

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  99. Oh yeah, I had crackers, cheese, an apple and a piece of homemade pound cake.
    accrisanti at yahoo dot com

    Coleen

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  100. I would get the purple bag for my girly girl who will be starting Kindergarten this Fall. I am excited about packing her healthy lunches for school.

    amber.broda[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. Today for lunch I had chicken strips at the mall. Not a usual in our family.

    amber.broda[at]gmail[dot]com

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  102. Oh my goodness, I have been watching your blog for soo long, wanting to get some bento boxes. But 4 kids....that's some expensive lunch boxes. I would LOVE to get some of these!!
    I would choose the AQUA color so it stands out!

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  103. Today for lunch my 3-year-old daughter and I had watermelon, cucumber, some Nut Thin chips, and a pb&j on whole wheat, homemade bread.

    agoss5 {at} cox {dot}net

    ooh, same email for the above entry...thanks!!

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  104. LOVE them! I think purple would go over HUGE in our house.

    msquartel [at] hot mail [dot] com

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  105. I would LOVE to try these!!! I also use the Laptop lunchbox but with 5 kids and three in school, I am looking for something faster for the crazy mornings. :) I would like the green one. hlhblessed@gmail.com

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  106. I love the green bag...I am very excited about these lunch plates. My husband and school children bring their lunches daily. I am anxious to try them.

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  107. I had seafood gumbo and french bread for lunch. It's a favorite here in Louisiana. Email address is mysongs88@bellsouth.net

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  108. I like the dark red bag. I would love to win these. We might start eating healthy lunches!

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  109. Yesterday we were at my mom's, and she brought Mcdonald's. Today we will try to be healthier.

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  110. I love the purple bag.

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. For lunch today I had meatloaf and mashed potatoes which we leftovers from last night

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. I like the Dark Red Cooler.
    benjifiliso(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. Would love to win the purple cooler!

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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  114. Didn't have lunch today, but had pasta salad at a friend's house on Saturday!

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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  115. I would love a blue lunch box.


    Sharon

    leegeorge9 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  116. I had a tuna sandwich for lunch yesterday.

    Sharon

    leegeorge9 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    I would also like a red lunch box. These would come in so handy.

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  117. I like the light blue! mmclark7106@gmail.com

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  118. Jimmy Johns roast beef sub... I need to go to the grocery store!

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  119. I had a chicken wrap for lunch today.

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  120. I'd love the blue cooler! These easy lunchboxes would be perfect for my son's preschool lunches.
    Love your blog!! So creative!
    mayafuj@yahoo.com

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  121. Oh and we had peanut butter, apples and raisins for lunch!

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  122. My son would LOVE the purple bag. :)

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  123. Lunch today was a quesadilla for son #1 and leftover refried beans & beef for son #2 and me!

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  124. I would definitely choose the bright purple bag! They have so much room after you put in the box.. even enough for an ice block (you don't see that very often!)

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  125. Lunch today was some leftover enchilada casserole from last night, and some apples and almond butter (can't get enough)!
    Email: natalie@ahintofcinnamon.com

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  126. I love the aqua bag, but I'm in Australia, so don't qualify for the prize. I just wanted to say what a great blog you have. I love your lunchbox gallery (which I will be referring to regularly), and I love that you're growing your own produce! Thanks for sharing all your lunchbox ideas with the world. Much appreciated. xx

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  127. I would love to win the dark red bag! Thanks!
    Shannon educator4kids@yahoo.com

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  128. Today for lunch I had angel hair pasta with garlic and herb tomato sauce and white sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks for my second chance to win! Shannon educator4kids@yahoo.com

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