You’ve had to listen to me gab about all the fun “green” lunch packing supplies we’ve been testing around here, and now one lucky reader will get to play with their own kit of reusable and eco-friendly goodies.
The prize package includes:
- Family set of EcoUsable stainless steel bottles: 33-ounce white, 25-ounce charcoal Big Dipper with carrying strap, purple and silver 16-ounce, plus some assorted wraps (over $75 value)
- EcoLunchBox three-in-one stainless steel food storage system ($22 value)
- Kids Konserve set of two 8-ounce round stainless steel food storage containers ($18.50 value)
- Frugal Granola’s His and Hers sandwich and snack bags (4 pieces, $48 value)
- Eco Ditty sandwich and snack bag ($24 value)
- Eco Lunch Gear sandwich wrap, snack bag and cinch sack in Space Cowboy print ($36 value)
- Tanka Bites package: 4 Tanka Wild sticks, 2 Tanka Bars, 2 3-ounce Tanka Bites ($30 value)
- Healthy Snacks to Go eBook ($6.95 value)
I’ve run these products through the gauntlet at the Kimball house, so do start by reading the green lunch packing review and the reusable sandwich and snack bag review to get an unbiased look at each of the products. I’ll also be issuing coupon codes for almost everyone when I announce the winner; entrants will get an email reminder.
***See the bottom of the post for FOUR MORE back-to-school giveaways!***
Here’s a bit of information from each company on their product:
EcoUsable stainless steel bottles:
“EcoUsable™ water bottles are the new eco-friendly alternative to using plastic water bottles. Each Stainless Steel Water Bottle is reusable, lightweight, and taste-neutral. It comes with a loop cap made from safe, non-leaching polypropylene and a color coordinated carabiner.”
- NEW Improved Design!
- safe alternative to plastic
- high-quality food grade 304 L.N. stainless steel
- durable, lightweight, reusable and 100% recyclable
- slim design fits most cup/bottle holders
- non-leaching & toxin-free
- no inner lining, clean tasting
- non-slip base
EcoLunchBox three-in-one stainless steel food storage system
“A typical American school kid generates 67 pounds of discarded lunchbox packaging waste per school year. That’s more than 18,000 pounds annually for an average-size elementary school, which adds up nationwide to more than 1 billion pounds annually. A typical U.S. family using disposibles generates more than 4,000 pieces of lunch trash unnecessarily each year, according to our ECOlunchboxes Lunchbox Waste Study 2010.
Some reusable lunchbox options, such as stainless steel food containers and coated aluminum water bottles and plastic bento-box-style lunchboxes, have entered the market in recent years. But cobbling together a no-garbage lunchbox solution that avoids the health risks of vinyl, plastic, lead and aluminum is a daunting challenge in today’s marketplace.
Our ECOlunchbox Kit is a sensible, back-to-the-basics reaction to the potential health risks associated with standard lunchboxes as well as the shocking amount of waste created by the packaging in typical U.S. lunchboxes.” [Read more here...]
Kids Konserve stainless steel food storage containers
“Should you be looking to pull together a piece for Back to School with solutions on how to better REUSE, or pack a non-toxic waste-free lunch, look no further. Kids Konserve is just this solution, we educate families and schools on waste reduction with our non-toxic, non-leaching, waste-free lunch kits and other reusable food storage items.
As we approach our 2nd Anniversary we are proud of the differences we have been making in educating families and schools to go waste-free with our eco-chic, reusable
- waste-free lunch kits
- leak-proof stainless steel containers
- food kozy™ (reusable food wraps)
- stainless steel bottles
- insulated lunch sacks (made from 8 plastic bottles)
- Kids Konserve Resident Chef is a new monthly feature that challenges chefs across the country to design recipes specifically tailored for a Kids Konserve reusable, waste-free product. .
- How to Prevent 67 Pounds of Lunchtime Trash and raise awareness and money for your school.
Frugal Granola‘s His and Hers sandwich and snack bags
“A completely plastic-free alternative to disposable sandwich/storage bags!
Made with 100% cotton, each bag is lined with a durable heavy-weight fabric that is designed to be naturally water-repellent. (These are nylon-free, since nylon is also a form of plastic.)
In 2007, our family jumped into the adventure of living simply and sustainably, soon after adopting our first baby. By 2008, I had rediscovered the blessings of homemaking, and delighted in sharing my creative solutions for frugal, natural living.
I began writing the Frugal Granola blog, as well as offering some of my handmade solutions in the shop. Our simple living lifestyle soon included some unique surprises and challenges, such as unemployment, a joyous natural pregnancy after infertility, relocating (in faith) out-of-state, and other incredible seasons.
Through it all, we have appreciated all that we have been given, and seek to be good stewards of our resources, while supporting ethical, sustainable pursuits.”
eco*ditty sandwich and snack bag
At eco•ditty™ we’re committed to helping you and the environment get healthy! Our reusable sandwich and award winning snack bags are made from 100% Organic Cotton and printed with low-impact inks and dyes.
When you use an eco•ditty™ bag to carry your perishable and dry food items, you’re keeping a plastic sack out of the landfill and dangerous toxins like BPA and PVC out of your body.
Just before our daughter turned 2, we discovered she was allergic to PVC plastic. In our efforts to rid our home environment of toxins, it occurred to us that food storage and transport could be a BIG problem. Thus, eco•ditty™ was conceived for kids of ALL ages!
eco-ditty bags are not meant for long-term food storage, so we sually recommend packing lunch in the morning and consuming within 5 hours.
eco-ditty isn’t for everyone because we insist on using ONLY 100% Organic Cotton, inside and out. Although a little dampness may come thru when packing apple slices and carrots, it’s worth it for our health’s sake to avoid plastic whenever possible. Whether or not your body reacts strongly to plastics like PVC and BPA, everyone is at risk from contact with petroleum products.
We believe reusable bags are worth the effort for the good of our environment, no matter which brand you choose. Just choose to make a difference!
“As my family and I worked hard at making changes around our home to be more eco friendly – getting back to our roots and in turn saving money – we saw the need for a change in the way we were packing lunches. Having eliminated plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic baggies in our house as one of the attempts to decrease our trash, we researched what options were available for a zero waste lunch and found very little.
So I developed a wrap with a nylon liner (to get away from vinyl and plastics) that would be able to be thrown in the washing machine if desired. I went on to develop a snack bag that could open up completely for easy cleanup to eliminate lingering crumbs in the seams. In my search for an eco alternative I felt strongly about using certified organic cotton and organic canvas in my products.
All of eco lunch gear products are made in Northern Michigan by talented people.”
Tanka Bites package
“Native American Natural Foods is focused on creating a family of nationally branded food products that are delicious and that promote a Native American ay of wellness that feeds mind, body, and spirit. Based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, our vision is not to go back to a traditional way of life, but to bring the heritage of wisdom from our traditional healthy lifestyle into the 21st century and into the lives of those who share our vision. For a brief video about our company and its mission, click here.
About the products:
Tanka Bites – Made from tart-sweet cranberries and prairie-raised buffalo, the 1-ounce Tanka Bar is a delicious real food bar with a smoky, slightly-sweet flavor. 100% natural and only 70-calories, Tanka Bars are gluten-free, hormone-free, nitrates-free, and low-fat. Our new Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend features a four-pepper blend of habanero, jalapeno, and red and black pepper.”
UPDATE: They’re available at health food stores, including Harvest Health in Grand Rapids!
Healthy Snacks to Go eBook by Katie Kimball
If you have trouble figuring out nourishing foods to pack IN all these reusable containers, Healthy Snacks to Go offers over 30 recipes to get you on your way with real food, fast. Popular options include 14 variations on fruit-and-nut bars (like a Larabar), homemade granola bars and knock-off Wheat Thin crackers. All grains recipes have soaked versions, alternative sweeteners to white sugar are usually offered, and there’s even five lunchbox friendly side dishes for your lunch packing pleasure.
Perfect for the experienced real food cook as well as rookies, with lots of hand-holding instructions and explanations of ingredients and equipment.
Please click here to read all about it!
I use a survey to collect giveaway entries, which makes it easier for the both of us. You don’t have to leave multiple comments; just fill out the checkboxes in the survey once for all your extra entries and be on your merry way.
Comments on this post, while appreciated, are NOT giveaway entries. They will be deleted.
Mandatory entry: Which item in the prize package is your favorite? Why?
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED; THANKS FOR ENTERING!
You can also obtain extra entries for (a) visiting the giveaway sponsors’ websites and (b) participating in the KS community in some way. See the following options:
” I’m going to pack lunches with no waste when I win this $250 prize package from @kitchenstew! http://ow.ly/19129f “
That’s a total of TWELVE possible entries to win over $250 worth of crunchy lunch packing supplies. Wow! (You do know what “crunchy” means, right? It’s a way of saying eco-friendly, spun from the idea that earthy folks like granola, and granola is crunchy. Does that seem like a stretch to you?)
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. THIS GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.
Please remember, comments on this post are NOT contest entries.
The winner must live in the continental U.S., as I am mailing this package from my very own house. I will use random.org’s integer generator to choose the winner. The giveaway closes on Thursday, September 23rd at 11:59 p.m. EST, and the winners will be announced by Monday, September 27th.
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Disclosure: I received products to review free of charge from all the companies in this giveaway, and they have offered the prizes listed here to you, also free of charge. I earn a small advertising fee to run a giveaway, but that in no way changes my opinion in the reviews, which are totally separate (it takes a team of horses to do that, you see).
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