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Our Favorite Lunch Boxes, Bags, & Totes for Back to School

by Sheri Reed on July 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM

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There are so many Back to School lunch boxes, bags, and totes to love. But here are our favorite picks.

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And this year, why not finally eliminate unnecessary lunch box waste like sandwich bags and juice boxes? Here are some nice reusable and waste-free options:

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  • Reusable Sandwich Bags, $6.50 at BatikBags (CafeMom EuroMomTX): Holds a sandwich or snacks and they're machine washable. Read Cafe Cynthia's review of these bags.
  • Sandwich Box, $14.99 (sale price) at Progressive Kids: No more Ziplocs!
  • EZ Freeze Ice Blocks, $1.99 at The Container Store: Keep lunches chilled in the warmer months. 
  • Stylishly Thirsty Personalized Water Bottle, $24 at Lima Bean Kids: Much more eco-friendly than juice boxes and personalized with your child's name.

What kind of lunch boxes or bags do your kids like?

Filed Under: back to school, eco-friendly, kid-friendly, lunch


  • Joyan...


    July 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    I absolutely love these lunch bags:)

  • swaney06


    July 16, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Tupperware is having a sale on all  the new great lunch boxes and bags for all ages.. message me for info..

  • briar...


    July 16, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Even though we homeschool, we have lots of opportunities to use a good lunchbox. =0) My daughter uses a Laptop Lunchbox. It has a new design with lids, and I'm very jealous. I have a Mr. Bento which I adore. It was pricey, but worth every penny.

  • briar...


    July 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    And I really like the look of the To-Go Ware.

  • MNMom...


    July 16, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    I LOVE the Sugar Charm lunch box... I bought one for my daughter and she loves it because her sandwich is never squished or wet from melting ice packs.

  • thetr...


    July 16, 2009 at 7:13 PM
  • auror...


    July 16, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    Briraindancer that Mr.Bento is AWESOME! I want one!  How much was it if you don't mind me asking?

  • Ibelo...


    July 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    I love this backpack from Gap and plan to get one.  It has a matching lunch box that has to be purchased separately.

    Dinosaur backpack
    Regular Price $29.50

  • Carey...


    September 10, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Oh that bunny is too cute! I like the Bandit

  • aj23


    September 28, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    We have a skip hop monkey lunch box. My son loves it.

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