Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on Instagram about the kind of containers I use to pack my kids lunches. I figured I would take this opportunity to share my fab finds for my kiddos when it comes to lunch packing.
I try to be conscientious with the items I buy for my kids. Whether it’s what they eat, what they wear, or the toys they play with, I try and provide items for them that I know are safe and healthy.
This is why when I pack their lunches for school each morning I do my best to make as much of it from scratch as I can. I like sweets and baked treats, so they do get some sweets in their lunchbox, but as much as possible I like them to come from our own kitchen.
This level of care and concern doesn’t only come in the form of the food I serve them. I also consider the container. While I pack their snacks and lunches in their Easy Lunch Boxes, I make sure their water (yes-only water) is safe to drink by packing it in their Klean Kanteens. “God’s juice” is my drink of preference for their water bottles.
A typical morning for me includes preparing their lunches and serving a nutritious breakfast with a little help from their yaya. She preps some ingredients for me based on what I plan to pack from the night before. Now, I’m even more excited because I get to pack a little snack for Gellibean because she just started preschool.
Why do I use these containers to pack their lunches?
It’s better for the environment. These containers come home every day with them. We wash them, and pack them for the next day. By doing this, we are not contributing to the pollution that would occur if I sent them a new plastic bottle of water every day, and a brown paper lunch bag, that I bought from the store. It’s just another small way to take care of Mother Earth. I have taught my kids (even my yoga students) about pollution and doing their part to keep Mother Earth clean.
- BPA, Lead, Vinyl, PVC, Phthalates FREE
- They are safe for the dishwasher, freezer & microwave.
- 3 different compartments to keep food from mixing together
- Easy to stack and store
- Perfect size for the snacks & lunch
Awhile back, my friend Jen, posted this (amongst others) pic about how happy she was with her Klean Kanteen. When we were on a yoga retreat together, I remember asking her about it and she shared how happy she was with her new stainless steel water bottle and how it was her new constant companion (next to her Manduka mat) in her yoga practice.
I decided to look into it and realized that she picked up her new found friend for her practice at Certified Calm.
I’ve been visiting Certified Calm for some time now. They have everything I need when it comes to my yoga practice, but in this case, they also carry the water bottles I prefer when packing my kids lunches.
- 18/8 stainless steel. FOOD GRADE.
- BPA, Lead, Phthalates, toxin FREE
- Large mouth opening allows for ice cubes to be added
- Electropolished interior does not retain or impart flavors
- Rounded seams and corners make it easy to clean, nothing is left behind.
- The variety of different accessories for these bottles makes this the perfect choice for a “mom on the go” with four kids, like me.
I always try to pick things out for the kids that are similar but not identical. They are enthusiastic about their ownership of things, so to solve any problems and future fights I picked out three bottles in the same size but different colors.
I do tons and tons for my kids. Happily. But I also like to do things for myself too. And picking up this insulated Klean Kanteen (IN PURPLE) makes me happy. I can use it in my yoga practice, and when I throw the coffee lid accessory on top of it, I can use it for my coffee (taken black) every morning as well. The good thing about this canister is that when I drink my ice cold water during my practice (it keeps water cold for up to 24 hours) it doesn’t taste like my coffee…even if I washed it out just minutes before I leave for the studio. (It also keeps my coffee hot for hours as well.)
You can find Easy Lunchboxes on their website. The site also has ideas for healthy lunch packing. You can find Klean Kanteen at Certified Calm (Shang Edsa & Two Parkade), Rustans, Howards, R.O.X., Bikram Yoga Alabang, and Bliss Yoga Manila. For email inquiries write to email@example.com.
Hi Mommy Michelle! Thank you for sharing…My 3 yr old son just started pre-school too and I was looking for a cool tumbler and lunch boxes. Though Day Care Center lang muna sya ngayon, parang play school lang muna. Now I have to go to BHS to grab one of these! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m sure you will like the Klean Kanteen line. There are quite a few options to choose from, you may even want to invest in the different toppers depending on your son’s needs!
Peter Ames Ressa says
I love you Michelle for all the time and care to make sure you do the best possible for all my granddaughter!
I learned how to love from some pretty great people.