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Top Lunchbox Picks for Back to School from a Nutritionist and Mom

I have to admit that as a nutritionist and a mom, I’m a bit obsessed with lunchboxes and finding the perfect non-toxic lunch containers for my daughter (and myself).  I own and have tried many.  While all of my choices at home are BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free, I’m still not thrilled with plastic options.  I’m uncomfortable that they may find out that they are not as non-toxic as they think they are.  I try to avoid as much plastic as I can for this and many other reasons.

As such all of the products and lunchboxes here are BPA-, phthalate-, lead-free, and the food and beverage containers are also plastic-free.

Here are some of my favorites.  Let us know yours!

Lunchbox Carrying Cases (fill with any of your own containers)

Mimi and the Sardine
Small and soft to squeeze in anywhere

Crocodile Creek 
Basic/Classic Lunchboxes without lead or other toxins

Skip Hop, Zoo Lunchies
Adorable animal lunchboxes

Full Lunchbox System

PlanetBox
Stainless lunchbox system with carrying case and place for water bottle. Be careful as not all of the compartments are water-tight.

Lunchsense
Unique box design folds out for an eating surface and for easy washing. Does include “non-toxic” plastic containers, so consider using your own non-plastic containers instead.

Inside Lunchbox Containers
Lunchbots (stainless steel)
ECOlunchbox (stainless steel)

Reusable Sandwich Bags
LunchSkins
SnackTAXI

Water Bottle (Metal-Free)

Lifefactory
Finally a glass water bottle that doesn’t break, and no more metal tasting water!  Glass water bottles with a silicone sleeve. 9 oz bottles fit well into most lunch boxes.  Even better, these are Life Factory’s baby bottles with a solid cap so they can be reused after baby is older or purchased new if you’re just discovering them.  They also have 16 and 22 oz sizes.

Clingwrap (Plastic-free)

Abbego
Cotton with beeswax coating

 

Share your favorites!

Pictured above: ECOlunchbox Three-in-one