Babble Best Picks:
Kids Lunch Boxes 2011
Whether your little one is heading off to nursery school or high school, pack their lunch in a way that gets them excited to eat a healthy meal. Factoring in durability, portability, and affordability, we rounded up the very best tried-and-true lunch boxes that will make meal-packing a little more bearable. If we missed a lunch box you and the kiddo love, please nominate it here!
- Michelle Horton
Best Splurge Bento | Planet Box
If your family is a fan of the bento box, this incredibly sturdy stainless steel Planet Box is the best of the best, with 5 different compartments and two separate stainless steel containers for messier foods, like yogurt and hummus. The foods don’t touch, of course, because we know how adamant kids can be about that – yet it allows parents to pack a wide variety of portion-controlled snacks in an appealing package. It doesn’t hurt that kids can deck out their bento box in a variety of fun magnets, which can easily change the look of the lunch box as your child’s interests grow from rockets to rock stars. And because this stainless steel lunch box is made for the long haul, the high price just might be worth it. (Keep in mind, however, that you’ll have to clean it out every night – unless you want to buy two, of course.) And this bento also comes with one of the best carrying cases we’ve seen, complete with pockets and pouches for more organization. Even the bag is more eco-friendly than the alternatives, made from recycled plastic bottles and free of phthalates, BPA, and lead.
Find it at Old Navy for $34.95 – $59.95