Tuesday, January 22, 2013

EasyLunchboxes Brights + Classics = A Rainbow of Lunch Possibilities!

You may already be aware that one of my favourite lunch containers, EasyLunchboxes, just came out with a new set called Brights... but if not... EasyLunchboxes just came out with a new set called Brights!

Now I have lids in red, pink, orange, yellow, green, teal, blue, & purple. Aren't they pretty all stacked in that order? Like a rainbow :)

A Rainbow of EasyLunchboxes - Classics & NEW Brights!

I usually take my pictures against colourful backgrounds but I wanted the bright colours of the lids to show true, so I took them against a piece of white posterboard, which did make them pop! Looking at all my EasyLunchboxes stacked together, something that struck me was how it is nearly impossible, without looking very closely, to tell which ELB containers are the new ones, and which ones I've been using for a year and half!


Really! I started using my EasyLunchboxes Classics, as the original colours are now known, at the end of Summer 2011. I even made a blog post about them. You'd think that after 18 months of regular use they'd be showing some wear, maybe sporting some stains, but nope! See for yourself:

Can you tell which container is new and which is old?
 If the lid colours weren't there to help, I doubt it!

I asked some fellow bloggers who use ELBs if they'd ever had any stains. The answer was a unanimous "No". Collectively we've packed & even reheated:
  • tomato soups 
  • chicken soup
  • homemade ketchup
  • spaghetti & marinara
  • bright oily dressings
  • sloppy joes
  • ketchup & mustard
And all agree their EasyLunchboxes came clean. Awesome!
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Right, enough gushing about lunchboxes. Here's today's lunch :)

Lunch for Mum in EasyLunchboxes Brights

A 3-cheese sandwich on toasted bread, grapes, carrot sticks,  grapefruit wedges sprinkled with sugar, & strawberry hearts. This lunch is actually for me! I've decided to try packing myself a lunch when I pack for the sproutlets. Not likely to get fancy with my own though :)

Lunch for Mum in EasyLunchboxes Brights

All right, so the strawberries are cut in heart shapes  I didn't do it on purpose though... I'm so used to cutting them like this I do it without even thinking when I trim the stems ;) Love my colourful lunch!
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Okay, I have to share just one more pretty picture. The rainbow assortment of colourful lids against the plain white background inspired me to arrange them like a rainbow, which then inspired the text.  I love it!

A Rainbow of EasyLunchboxes - Classics & NEW Brights!
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Like the look of my EasyLunchboxes? Get some!
And the Mini Dippers, and the cookbook too!

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Of course I can't say enough good about my own elb experience, and this post does them the ultimate justice! I can't tell the difference between my old ELBs and my new ones either. If you don't have any ELBs yet, Cristi has certainly given you a good reason to hit Amazon and buy them all! ;)

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    1. Thank you Erin! This gorgeous post and your super nice comment just make my day!

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  2. Your photography is simply amazing. Love the colors and the lunches!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! And, I love that you pack a rainbow in your rainbows.

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  4. Ooo I love all of the colors! And the pretty lunch :D

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  5. Absolutely beautiful post! Love my ELBs!!

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  6. Anonymous1/30/2013

    Are these safe to reheat in???

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    1. Yes :) The containers are FDA-approved for microwave use. They are made with the highest grade polypropylene plastic (#5) that will not leach harmful chemicals when heated or cooled. More info on the EasyLunchboxes website.

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  7. Anonymous2/10/2013

    I live in Canada and have no idea where to by these, I looked on amazon but it wont ship to my address. Where can you buy them besides amazon?

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    1. You can buy them from the EasyLunchboxes website, they do ship to Canada, or email them to ask about a Canadian stockist :)

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  8. What kind of a lunch box do you put these in? I have heard they have to lay flat or they will leak all over the place. I am trying to figure out what to do as far as packing lunches for me new kindergartener. :)

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    1. The EasyLunchboxes Cooler Bags hold them flat, but we mostly use a BUILT Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote which keeps it flat as well. I've actually not had any incidence of them leaking, but if I pack something really wet I put it in a Mini-Dippers Small Container or a Microwavable Mini Container, both are leakproof. The 2nd one fits perfectly in one of the ELB sections as shown in this post: Stop For Lunch

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    2. I'm so happy to have found this post. I have been looking for something leakproof that would fit in the ELB since the mini-dippers don't. Thank you!

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  9. I LOVE my ELB and plan on ordering the brights before school starts this year as well as a third cooler bag for when one of my kids inevitably leaves theirs at school. We used them exclusively this past school year for my then 3rd grader and 6th grader and both loved them. One of the best things about ELB is that I went an entire year without buying zippered sandwich bags. Saving the environment and my budget.

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