Product Review: Our Favorite Lunchbox

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Well, this is week two of Kindergarten and we have all survived the emotional roller-coaster of starting a new chapter in my first-born’s journey. It’s indeed bittersweet, but I’ll spare you the details on how we managed through all the changes this past week.

What I will tell you is, I like to make life as simple as possible because it’s already complicated. Managing schedules for 3 little human beings, and maintaining a home, marriage, social life, extracurricular activities, and my sanity requires as much streamlining as possible.

Enter, Bentgo Lunch Tray.

This lunchbox has saved me so much time and effort without forgoing quality. So, I’ll get right to it:

Pros:

  • It has just the right amount of compartments to provide a variety of finger foods for my son. It also keeps me in check that I’m providing a well-balanced lunch since I can visually see all items that are being packed.
  • It’s the right size. I imagine that this will be an adequate size through elementary school. I can fit one-half of a sandwich in the long compartment. That’s as much as my guy will eat as far as the sandwich goes so it’s perfect. I imagine I could stack two halves of a PBJ in there as well. If you’re trying to pack a full, thicker sandwich, it might be a little small.
  • Keeps all the food organized. If you need to include a dipping sauce, it won’t run onto other foods. Everything stays put.
  • I only have to wash one container. Can I get a woot-woot?
  • We are more eco-friendly by using this lunchbox. We’re not using sandwich bags and creating garbage. Go us!
  • It fits inside his Batman lunch bag nicely. His lunch bag is a standard size, so I imagine that the container will fit in most lunch bags.
  • It is BPA, PVC, phthalate, lead, and vinyl free accordingly to the Bentgo website.

 

Cons:

  • It’s a little tricky to open and close. My son practiced a few times before we sent it with him to school. He got the hang of it pretty quickly.
  • There’s no ice-pack compartment at the bottom. If you need to send something that needs refrigeration, you can place the box on top of an ice-pack inside of a lunch bag.

 

MasalaMommy Tip: I bought two. That way I can put the used one into the dishwasher, which we run every night, and I have a spare one that is available for me to pack his lunch for the next day. Streamline baby, streamline.

I picked up the Bentgo Lunch Tray on Amazon.com. How I’d survive without Amazon Prime, I don’t know. It’s on sale for $9.99 (orginally $12.99) making it reasonable enough to buy two.

Happy lunching and hope this review was helpful. If you end up buying the Bentgo Lunch Tray, I’d love to hear how it works out for you!

I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

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