Asher headed back to school this week after a nice long winter break and it was much tougher on him than I anticipated it to be. He attends a morning/early afternoon program here, that’s a few days a week, and usually really enjoys it! With that being said, I always make sure to have a delicious lunch packed for him, when I pick him up, because he is usually STARVING. All of that learning, coloring, singing and hanging with his pals works up quite the appetite. My go to lunchbox, as of late, has been this super handy, functional and eco-friendly box that my wonderful friends at PlanetBox sent to Asher to test out. Not only is it totally kid approved, but mama approved as well! This box has been a lifesaver for packing his lunches and here’s why –
FUNCTIONAL – The best thing about this PlanetBox, other than the fact that it’s environmentally friendly, is that it is incredibly functional. The compartments are wonderful and easily separate everything out so it doesn’t touch, because if your preschooler is like mine, NO FOOD MUST TOUCH.. EVER. And you don’t ever have to buy a box of sandwich bags ever again! This lunchbox is like an all-in-one! Amazing!
Aside from the handy individual compartments, the lunchbox is also very compact, which is great for packing to school. No bulky oversized box here.. even the icepack is compact and takes up very, very minimal space! This lunchbox is engineered in the most perfect, functional way and that’s hands down my favorite thing about it!
The last functional thing I love about this lunchbox is that it sits flat. So when I pick Asher up for school and he eats in the car, I don’t have to worry about opening bags or handing things back to him. I simply pop this lunchbox open, sit it on his lap and he munches away. When he’s done, he closes the lid, slide the snap shut, which is small hands friendly, and sets it beside him. Eating in the car has never been easier.
STYLE – Aside from it’s killer functionality, I adore the style of this lunchbox. It’s minimal, saves a ton of room in the refrigerator and has the cutest interchangeable magnets that Asher loves. I’m sure most of you know that he’s currently space obsessed so the Nebula magnets are of course his number one choice! He even has a matching case to slide the lunchbox into!
OPTIONS – The PlanetBox comes in three truly wonderful sizes. I went with the “Rover” because it has just the right amount of compartments and is size friendly for a preschooler. The Rover includes the lunchbox, 2 extra containers, a set of magnets, an icepack and a bag/cover to carry everything in. It’s a total bang for the buck! View the Rover PlanetBox HERE.
ECO-FRIENDLY – I’m all for raising a child who’s conscious of the environment around him and that start’s by myself educating him on ways he can protect this magnificent little earth we reside on and also exposing him to products with a purpose. This lunchbox is so incredibly environmentally friendly. From being crafted from stainless steel (a recyclable product), to using minimal space and being REUSABLE, this box does our planet good. It reduces the amount of plastic you will use, which isn’t only planet friendly, but budget friendly as well. Think of all the extra $ you will have by not having to buy plastic containers or bags. And I feel great by providing Asher with a lunchbox that’s environmentally educational.
DISHWASHER SAFE – The PlanetBox fits perfectly into my dishwasher and washes clean! It also leaves no residue or smells. I hate plastic for that very reason and love that this lunchbox washes so well.
OVERALL – Hands down, I’m in awe over this lunchbox. I never thought I could develop a serious love for a lunchbox, but this one is life changing. For a busy mama, like myself, this product simplifies things for me and allows me to construct a healthy and well balanced lunch for my picky preschooler that’s nutritious and appealing. When little Max starts solids I will totally be investing in the smaller version of the lunchbox.