Thursday, September 4, 2008

Laptops Lunches

I was struck down by a nasty virus over the weekend that left me weak and light headed for the several days. It is a bit of a joke around our household that I am a super hero because I never get sick but not so with this illness. My husband had it a week before, as did friends and co-workers. For now, our two year old is the super hero....

So, I missed posting about this BEFORE all the kidlets went back to school this week. Now that summer is over, it is time to hit the books, and getting back to school means having to pack lunches. Parents these days are putting a lot of thought into the types of containers their children eat and drink from. Since the announcement that popular Nalgene water bottles contain toxic bisphenol A, the health concerns over our non-disposable food container choices have been a hot topic. One good option I can present to you is Laptop Lunches. These lunch boxes are a bento style system, common in Asian countries.

"Laptop Lunches are American-style bento boxes designed to help families pack nutritious, environment-friendly lunches for school, work, and travel. Our sustainable lunch containers--which come with a book of healthy lunch ideas and lunchmaking recipes--are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe. Our lunchboxes do not contain phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or lead." Laptop Lunches Web Site

The company was started by two on-the-go, health-conscious moms, in California. The site contains TONS of photos of peoples' lunches in Laptop Lunches lunch boxes. As someone who loves to photograph my food, I think this is so fun! You can also sign up for a newsletter, view all the places they have been heralded (including Whole Earth and Green Teacher Magazines), and you can check out their lunch ideas (including clever ways to use left overs). They also carry several sizes of stainless steel thermoses for soup, noodles, and hot drinks.

For those of you in Canmore/Banff, you can get Laptop Lunchboxes and thermoses at Silver Spoon Children's Boutique. Give Pam or I a call at 403.678.6777.

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