The Easy Lunchbox System-one word. Yum.

June 28, 2010 at 9:08 am 76 comments

So, now that Energizer has outed me, I can move on to the good stuff.

One of the things having an insulin pump that looks like this

does is makes you really consious of how many carbs you’re putting into your body. What you have to do is carb count and then adjust the pump accordingly. Sounds like a pain, right? Not more than taking a ton of shots a day!

I try and eat as low carb as I possibly can, and it’s hard! Especially when you’re working at a school where there’s no time to really breathe. Like my old schedule. You want to grab anything that comes your way, and it’s not healthy!
When the kids come around with cupcakes and cookies for birthdays, you willingly grab, because when you really haven’t eaten, you are sooooooooo inclined to grab bad stuff.

So, I decided something HAD to be done. Hardcore.

I did some exploring and found that the bento box system I always wanted to try was one of the best things out there for low carb eating. Portion controlled, contained, and CUTE!

I’m all for cute.

That’s when I found Easy Lunchboxes and saw their awesome stuff.

These systems meet my Bento box style criteria, plus add easy to clean and easy to keep cool! No small feat in the sauna that Upstate NY becomes in the summer!

So, I began my quest to try them and see what they were really about.

The system starts with a cooler bag
my red cooler bag full of lunch!

What you can’t see from this picture is the grommit on the side for identification tags! It’s so easy to make the lunch bag your own by attaching identification to that little built in hole! No more broken zippers from using your ID as a pull!

and then adds reusable, dishwasher and microwave safe compartmentalized, lidded containers!
Today, my lunch is in ORANGE!!

which hold a ton of stuff. The day I took this photo, my lunch consisted of:
Salad
garlic dill cheese curds (oh, my. SOOOOO yummy!)
Grilled chicken for my salad
mandarin oranges
and Mandarin orange sparking water
as well as my salad dressing and an ice pack to keep it all cool.

see?
my lunch!

and yes, this all fit in that awesome cooler bag!

Wow. I was impressed that it all fit! I had my doubts…but oh, was it joyful that it all fit!

wanna see the inside of the containers?

Ok!
my bento box style salad, chicken and cheese. yuummmm!

So, can I now tell y’all how in love with this I am?

Here’s the coolest part of this entire thing-
Kelly over at Easy Lunch Boxes has agreed to give one of my gawkers a full on Easy Lunch Box System!
You get:
A cooler bag in your choice of color-as you can see, I’ve got the red…
and a 4 container set to go inside of the cooler bag.

So, here’s the rules…
To enter to win this great set, you must (and this is mandatory)….
Go and visit easylunchboxes.com and leave what color you’d pick for your cooler bag.

Optional stuff for extra entries
* follow me (kileigh7) on twitter and then tweet about the giveaway
* leave a comment with the best bento box lunch you’ve seen out there. It doesn’t have to be for just kids!
*leave a comment describing how you’d customize a tag to attach to your cooler bag so no one steals your awesomely cool lunch!

*follow easy lunch boxes on twitter! She’s got some cool things there too!

And now, for the nitty gritty details

  • The giveaway is limited to the United States and Canada only. Sorry, international friends!
  • The giveaway ends on July 9th at 9 PM Eastern.
  • The optional stuff is just that-optional.

disclosure: I received the easy lunch box system for my personal use and review as well as one to give away. There was no compensation received. The opinions on this blog are expressly mine and mine alone.

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76 Comments

  • 1. Shelby  |  June 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Nice system! I have been thinking about switching to something like this for a while. Love the cool aqua blue cooler. I have one that I got from Laptop Lunches, which is nice but the lids are a PITA. Too many little boxes and lids to deal with. I like that this system has 1 box and 1 lid.

  • 2. TheAngelForever  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Really like the red since it would be good for anyone in our family. Thanks for the opportunity – this looks like it would make lunch time fun.

  • 3. TheAngelForever  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    One of the best Bento Box lunches that I ever saw was a play on sushi. It took items from every day and made them into creative sushi rolls for kids.

  • 4. TheAngelForever  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Follow EasyLunchBoxes on Twitter @TheAngelForever

  • 5. TheAngelForever  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I could customize my tag with a photo of my kids from Disney and/or my blog card 🙂

  • 6. ila  |  June 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

    looks like a cool bag….i like the black one…its a universal color…… 🙂

  • 7. maryanne  |  June 29, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I would choose the aqua cooler bag.

  • 8. maryanne  |  June 29, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Here’s my favorite bento box lunch:

    http://justbento.com/news-kitchenless-front-and-inedible-bento

  • 9. maryanne  |  June 29, 2010 at 9:31 am

    My sister makes awesome bracelets, so I would customize it with one of those

  • 10. maryanne  |  June 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Following easylunchboxes on twitter (@mamasmiles)

  • 11. Netter  |  June 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Oh, way cool! I would go for blue for myself. They claim it makes you eat less 😉 But this would work great for my sensory boy. Since food has to be proper temperature, nothing touching, and everything perfectly organized, I might be able to stress less about what he eats at school! He would surely attach his favorite Lego key-chain for personalization.

  • 12. TheAngelForever  |  June 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Follow you on Twitter and Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/TheAngelForever/status/17457561714

  • 13. Ex-SBuxASM (yes, you know me! LOL)  |  July 1, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Love the lunch box! That is awesome looking! See, it’s not fair, now you got me going over to that site to see the different things she offers! LOL

    (oh, i’ll be changing my post name to scorpio370 from now on. 😀

  • 14. Lori  |  July 2, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I would pick dark red!

  • 15. Lori  |  July 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I follow Easy Lunches on Twitter!
    @bellanova85

  • 16. Monica Lavoie  |  July 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I like the green one.

    Thanks!

  • 17. Beth Y  |  July 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I would definately get the purple one. Great lunch ideas on their website.

  • 18. ila  |  July 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    i would decorate mine with pictures of my lil peanut..when he or she finally makes their appearance….black of course got to go with the gender neutral…. 🙂

  • 19. FrugalScienceGal  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I love the light blue lunch box!!

  • 20. FrugalScienceGal  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Follow Easy Lunch Box on twitter @FrugalScience

  • 21. FrugalScienceGal  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I am going to hole punch an address label and tie it to my lunchbox!!

  • 22. Birdie S.  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I like the AQUA color

  • 23. Birdie S.  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I follow Easy Lunch Boxes on twitter /birdson777

  • 24. Birdie S.  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    id put on the tag DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT .

  • 25. Andrea  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I’d like the aqua bag.

  • 26. Margaret  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I would choose the aqua

  • 27. Margaret  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I would customize it with a family photo

  • 28. Richard  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I would probably choose aqua

  • 29. Richard  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I would customize it with a charm of some sort

  • 30. tcugirls03  |  July 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I love the purple for me but, would probably go with the Olive since I’d pack the hubby’s lunch in it for him 🙂

    haarde@hotmail.com

  • 31. Joel  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I would choose the black bag.
    monkeytime1 at gmail dot com

  • 32. Joel  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:03 am

    The best (my fave) bento lunch box had turkey/cheese/tomato/lettuce roll ups and yogurt/fruit.

  • 33. Joel  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I would just have my wife sew a tag onto the handle so that no one can take it off.

  • 34. Lisa Duncan  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I would choose the black cooler! Less “dirty finger stains” would show up! (No matter how hard I try, I am just a messy eater!)

  • 35. Lisa Duncan  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Following you on twitter @My2CentsFL and tweeted this giveaway

  • 36. Lisa Duncan  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I love, love, love the Panda Bento Box pictured here
    http://blog.modes4u.com/products/cute-kawaii-bento-boxes.html

  • 37. Lisa Duncan  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I’m following easy lunch boxes on twitter @My2CentsFL

  • 38. Lisa Duncan  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:23 am

    To customize a tag I’d probably be generic and put my kids pics or my name or something, but that won’t keep folks from eating my food SO…I’d have a “poison”, “radioactive”, or “corrosive” tag made up to steer people away!

  • 39. Lisa @ Corporate Babysitter  |  July 8, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I’d go with black. I know.

  • 40. Anna  |  July 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Love the blue :)I think I would decorate mine with ribbons around the strap 🙂

  • 41. Anna  |  July 8, 2010 at 2:09 am

    or I would make a laminated tag from digital scrapbooking supplies.

  • 42. Anna  |  July 8, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I loved these ideas for kids lunches in easy bento box style.
    http://www.adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com/2010/03/easy-lunchbox-system-review-and-giveaway/

  • 43. Charlene Canfield  |  July 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I love the purple but knowing me I would get the blue or red for my son.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

  • 44. Charlene Canfield  |  July 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I follow Easy Lunch boxes on twitter.
    http://twitter.com/cjcmommy

  • 45. Charlene Canfield  |  July 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I am following you on twitter.
    http://twitter.com/cjcmommy

  • 46. Vicki  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    LOVE these!! I would definitely pick the dark red – it speaks to me!! LOL!! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!!

  • 47. Vicki  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’m a scrapbooker so I imagine affixing a metal tag that has been decorated with my info of course!! 🙂
    Thanks again!!

  • 48. Flufferwuffer  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I’d pick the purple cooler bag!

  • 49. Chantel  |  July 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I’d pick the black cooler bag, black goes with everything.

  • 50. Chantel  |  July 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/cityslicker127/status/18052897211

  • 51. Emily Robison  |  July 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I would pick the black cooler bag, love all of the colors though!

  • 52. Carina  |  July 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Black. Love this system and would really love to win!!

    Carina

  • 53. Aleksandra N  |  July 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I’d love the lime/olive one!

  • 54. Sarah  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I like the olive one.

  • 55. Sarah  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I would put a key chain with a picture of my kids on it.

  • 56. Heather  |  July 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I would pick Aqua!
    mommys3lilbirds@gmail.com

  • 57. Renee Richardson  |  July 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I would love the purple cooler. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  • 58. Emily Robison  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:39 am

    I tweeted and I follow you @erobison09

  • 59. Beth W  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:53 am

    I like the dark red color

  • 60. Beth W  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:54 am

    following you on twitter and tweeted

  • 61. Beth W  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:59 am

    following Easy Lunchboxes on twitter @bethwillis01

  • 62. Kendyl  |  July 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I would choose olive green.
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • 63. Kendyl  |  July 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Following easylunchboxes on twitter (kendylann)
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • 64. Kendyl  |  July 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I would go for something simple as a tag – probably just my name and a picture of a dandelion or a dragonfly, ’cause that’s what I tend to put on pretty much everything. 😉
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • 65. tina reynolds  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I would pick olive green thanks for the chance

  • 66. tina reynolds  |  July 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I follow Easy Lunchboxes on twitter @mrstinareynolds

  • 67. kyla  |  July 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I would pick the red bag!
    irshsmil9@Yahoo.com

  • 68. kyla  |  July 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I would use some of my scrapbooking materials to put our last name on our bag!
    irshsmil9@yahoo.com

  • 69. kyla  |  July 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    The best bento box lunch I’ve seen was one that had pasta frittata, an egg dish that uses leftover spaghetti!
    irshsmil9@yahoo.com

  • 70. Elaine  |  July 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I like the black.

  • 71. Elaine  |  July 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I like a classic oriental bento box with teriyaki chicken, rice and soy beans. I’d love to recreate that!

  • 72. Elaine  |  July 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I would find a way to sew a tag/name on the bag somehow. I can sew!

  • 73. Ashley R  |  July 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    The Green looks like a fun color.
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

  • 74. Ashley R  |  July 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I follow easylunchboxes on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

  • 75. Ashley R  |  July 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I would make a name tag that has a loop can be placed around the handle, then back through the loop. Ta-da! A name tag that won’t come off easily, but can still be removed if need be.
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

  • 76. Ashley R  |  July 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve seen so many great lunches on different sites now. One of my faves was blue dyed pasta to look like the ocean, and a hotdog strung out to look like an octopus, and carrots cut out into little stars as starfish. SO cute for little kids!
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com


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