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Back-to-School {GIVEAWAY – NOW CLOSED} 20 Winners, over $700 in Prizes!

August 21st, 2013 · 21 Comments · What to Buy

What’s better than back-to-school sales where you can get glue sticks and tape for your entire year for about 87 cents?

Free stuff.

And I’ve got some for you.

Just remember while you’re reading about the NINETEEN prizes we have today that it took longer for me to write the post than it will for you to get allllll the way to the bottom so you can enter your name for a chance to win. Winking smile

It’s a huge launch party for the new eBook The Healthy Lunch Box, which you can grab for 50% off through Thursday night:

THE BIG PRIZE

Total value: $415.81

One lucky KS reader is going to LOVE the mail for the month of September, because they’ll be getting every single one of these prizes:

  1. One solo cube from EcoLunchBoxes
  2. 9oz. Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle from Wild Mint Shop
  3. BNTO Lunch Box Adapter from Pantry Paratus
  4. Lunchbox Love for Kids Volume 49-56 from Say Please
  5. Two 12-pack boxes of That’s It. Fruit Bars from That’s It. Fruit
  6. 3 Months Subscription for dinner and lunch from Emeals
  7. From Your Freezer to Your Family Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes Cookbook from Stephanie Brandt Cornais at Mama Baby Love
  8. Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Cooking for Mamas Who Don’t Know How to Bake Cookbook from Stephanie Brandt Cornais at Mama Baby Love
  9. CrockOn! Cookbook PDF eBook from Stacy Makes Cents
  10. Food Safe Bowl Covers from Mommy’s Cloth Treasures
  11. 2 oz bottle of organic hand sanitizer from Crunchy Mama’s Goods
  12. Intro Pack Cereal Cups from Josh EWeas Garden
  13. Bamboo Utensil Set with Green Travel Pouch from Celadon Road
  14. 5.5” Stainless Steel Airtight Watertight Container from Life Without Plastic
  15. Jumbo Snack Bag from Eco Lunch Gear
  16. Packit Lunch Bag from Mighty Nest
  17. Color Your Own Snack Bag from Eco Ditty
  18. Annual membership to The Fresh 20 meal plans + The Fresh 20 paperback book
  19. Your very own copy of The Healthy Lunch Box: Sandwich-free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch by Katie Kimball at Kitchen Stewardship

Each company will be giving away an additional prize from the above “big prize” to individual winners. So there will be 20 winners in all!

And what’s a party without a goodie bag, right? Everyone gets something -

PLUS a freebie for everyone who enters: eMeals is sharing two pages of cute printable “lunch box love notes” which you will receive in an email next week announcing the winners. We won’t use your email for any other purposes.

Read All About It

Want to know more about the prize package? Here are some details on everything included…

Be sure to visit the companies to check out their products and as a “thank you” in a way for partnering on this fun launch party. Many also shared coupon codes, so watch for them in the post if you see something you like!

Stainless Steel Container: EcoLunchBoxes

One Solo Cube
from EcoLunchBoxes
$20 value

From the Company:

ECOlunchbox specializes in plastic-free and waste-free lunchware, including non-toxic, BPA-free stainless steel bentos, artisan lunchbags, reusable napkins and furoshiki accessories for all ages. Check out their solo cube here or here on Amazon.

From Katie:

We’ve been using the ECO 3-in-1 for two years now, and we love it. Not only is it really, really easy for kids to open, but it washes easily, holds up awesome, has no plastic to break or potentially leach toxins, and it’s cute:

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That pic is in the book, too!

Coupon: Free USPS Priority shipping on all orders. Use coupon code “greenbox”  expires 9/15/13

Glass Water Bottle: Wild Mint Shop

9oz Orange Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle
from Wild Mint Shop
$14.99 value

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From the Company:

At Wild Mint, we are dedicated to providing the best non-toxic and eco-friendly products to help you build a healthier lifestyle and environment. We are continually learning, growing, and making sure we are as up-to-date as possible on research about harmful chemicals, new products, and green practices. All Lifefactory products are eco friendly, non toxic, and made from materials that are BPA free and contain no phthalates, PVC, polycarbonate, lead, or latex. Check out the water bottles here.

From Katie:

That is one snazzy looking bottle. I’ve seen others with items like this and loved them, but I admit I’ve not tried this one out myself. If you like what you see, be sure to tell Wild Mint thank you, and hopefully they’ll be around KS more often!

Coupon: 10% off orders through September 8, 2013 using code KITCHEN1 at checkout.

Pantry Paratus

BNTO Lunch Box Adapter
from Pantry Paratus
$7.99 Value

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From the Company:

This innovative product transforms your widemouth canning jar into your lunchbox by providing a separate compartment for foods that just should not mix (until you want them to)! Keep your salad dressing, sauces –anything–from mixing with the main meal. Check it out here.

From Katie

I haven’t had the joy of testing this out, but I begged PP to include it in this giveaway because it’s just so “crunchy real foodie,” don’t you think? How many of you send leftover soup or salads to work in canning jars? This is just a really cool way to use what you have and also keep wet things separate from dry. And I love that it’s all made in the USA, even the packaging, a rarity nowadays.

Coupon: Use coupon code Kitchen30 for free shipping on orders over $30 now until September 30th.

Lunchbox Notes: Say Please

Lunchbox Love for Kids Volumes 49-56
from Say Please
$16 value

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From the Company:

Busy parents and caregivers will love this easy yet meaningful way to stay connected with their children throughout the school day. Positive words on the front inspire while fun trivia & jokes on the back entertain. Each volume contains 12 cards–10 with different phrases and fun facts or jokes and 2 blanks so you can add a personal message. Check them out here.

From Katie:

I am the kind of parent who loves being personal with my kids and who loves challenging their brains and showing love in lots of ways…but…um…NOT exactly the kind who takes the time to do cute stuff like this. I’d be more likely to scribble a note on a scrap piece of paper…but then my kids wouldn’t be able to read it. So I’m pretty excited that the coupon is so good for this product…  Winking smile

Use coupon code KITCHENSTEW for 20% off. Expires 8/31/13.

Fruit Bars: That’s It. Fruit

Two 12-pack boxes of That’s It. Fruit Bars
from That’s It. Fruit
$45 value

From the company:

That’s It. bars grew from the idea that nature knows best. We believe that adding a bunch of extra stuff to natural fruit only takes away from the purity and balance that nature intended. We use only natural, non-GMO fruit and nothing else. Our goal is to make it convenient for people to get their “2-a-day”. That means you get 2 whole servings of fruit from just one That’s It. bar. Check them out here.

From Katie:

Our kids are all what we call “fruit nuts,” meaning they love any and all fruit, anytime, anywhere. When we tried out That’s It. bars, let’s just say they felt no different. Love. If you like dried fruit, you’ll love these bars. They’re everything a fruit roll-up pretends to be with all the convenience.

I see they now have apple-cherry! I may just have to order some… (also on Amazon)

Meal Planning Subscription: EMeals

3 month dinner and lunch subscription to EMeals
from EMeals
$39 value

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From the Company:

Take the stress out of dinner with weekly meal plans from eMeals. No matter what style food you like, eMeals has a plan for you. Get started today by clicking here.

From Katie:

I’ve said it before: I’m just not the type to use someone else’s meal plan. I asked my husband what the word for that was, “The adult word for bossy and wanting to get your own way,” I said.

“Anal?” he tried.

“No, the nice way of saying you like to be in charge!”

I still don’t know what the word is, but that’s me. Luckily, not everyone in the world is like me, and if a shopping list and meal plan would simplify your week – or more importantly, make it possible for you to cook from scratch while balancing work, family, ETC. – then eMeals is an excellent option.

I’ve looked through their Clean Eating and Paleo plans, and what I saw would be appropriate for a kitchen steward working to eat whole foods. The Natural & Organic plan is new(er) and I’m guessing excellent as well.

Coupon: Use coupon code HEALTHYLUNCHBOX for 15% off

Cookbooks: Mama Baby Love

From Your Freezer to Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes and Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking: For Mamas Who Don’t Know How to Bake Cookbooks from Stephanie Brandt Cornais and Mama Baby Love
$39.98 value

        Gluten-Free Grain-Free Baking: a healthy baking cookbook for mamas who don't know how to bake!

From the Author

On Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking: “People will tell you baking is hard – and grain-free or gluten-free is even harder. I’m here to tell you exactly the opposite. It’s easy.”

On From Your Freezer to Your Family: “The whole idea for slow cooker freezer meals came from me doing many months of once a month bulk freezer cooking. I loved the concept and loved all the pretty food ready to freeze at the end, but it was overwhelming and exhausting. At the end of my cooking day, my whole body would ache and I was so tired. Looking back, it was probably because I started doing bulk freezer cooking when my daughter was 6 months old and life in general was overwhelming and exhausting.

But I decided that there had to be an easier way.

The first time I assembled all my slow cooker meals, I felt like I invented electricity!”

Check the cookbooks out here.

From Katie

Both these book are the REAL hard copy cookbooks, by the way, not the eBook. Thank you, Stephanie! I’ve dabbled in both bo0ks myself this summer, and I can say that the grain-free pizza crust is the BEST one we’ve ever tried, simple, and got raised eyebrows from my husband. We’ve tried a lot of grain-free crusts. (No, it is not the cauliflower crust you’ve seen out there. We tried that one too.) Winking smile

From the freezer slow cooker book, we’ve had the cumin beans – spicy! but really yummy – and the Thai Chicken Curry, which I really liked. Both were very simple, which is key for me right now. I will warn you that if your family doesn’t like fruit with meat like my husband, you will have quite a number of recipes that don’t sound good.

eCookbook: Stacy Makes Cents

Crock On! Cookbook (eBook)
from Stacy Makes Cents
$5 value

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From the Author

Crock On! Contains 40 all-original slow cooker recipes, from soups to desserts, and everything in between. The book includes high quality photos of every recipe as well as step-by-step instructions. Check out the book here.

From Katie

This may be my most used eBook EVER. Last school year really threw me for a loop with crazy scheduling and the need for fast dinners with no prep time, and I realized that my real food slow cooker recipe repertoire was sorely lacking!

Enter Crock On! There’s a recipe IN The Healthy Lunch Box, in fact, because Stacy let me share and I loved it so much. I use this book 2-4 times a month, for real. I even mentioned that I use one of the recipes when we host company, and they all loved it too. Every single recipe has been a hit – I think the Kimballs and the Myers would get along famously, especially if there was some chili powder and cumin involved. Winking smile

Special coupon code embedded in The Healthy Lunch Box!

Bowl Covers: Mommy’s Cloth Treasures

One set of food safe bowl covers
from Mommy’s Cloth Treasures
$22 value

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From the Company:

These delightful bowl covers will make your dishes shine at any get-together! Or, just brighten up your own kitchen! The cute coordinating fabrics make it extra fun. Quilters especially will enjoy the pieced-together set of different fabrics. Reusable bowl covers are awesome for so many reasons. They’re way easier to wrestle with than saran wrap; they’re eco-friendly and they’re just plain fun!

Their top is made out of 100% cotton fabric and the inside is a food-safe nylon (shiny side unseen). Fold over elastic around the edges holds the covers on your bowl very securely- these protect from spills far better than aluminum and plastic wrap. Because of the nylon inside, these work well for all types of food storage.

Check out these awesome reusable food safe covers here.

From Katie:

You all know I try to avoid plastic whenever I can, right? These covers are a perfect way to be kind to the earth while making real food. I love it!

Coupon: Use coupon code KITCHENSTEW10 for 10% off all orders before September 30th.

Hand Sanitizer: Crunchy Mama’s Goods

A 2 ounce bottle of organic hand sanitizer
from Crunchy Mama’s Goods
$10 value

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From the Company:

Crunchy Mama’s began when two moms began creating the products they either couldn’t find or were dissatisfied with. They work to provide you with chemical free, down to earth products using only the best ingredients. Check out their hand sanitizer here.

From Katie:

Wouldn’t this be the perfect addition to a kid’s lunch box? Hand sanitizer is one of those things I’ve always wanted to try DIY but never get around to. Sometimes I just like to support a small WAHM business and have someone else make it… Winking smile

Coupon: Coupon code ECO for a 10% discount valid for a month.

Soaked Cereal Cups: JoshEWEa’s Garden

Intro Pack Cereal Cups
from Josh EWeas Garden
$28.50 value

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From the Company:

This variety pack is a great way to try our soaked oatmeal cereals in the convenient cereal cup packaging. Buy it for yourself or give it as a gift ~ what a great way to share how delicious nutrient-dense Traditional foods can be! Take our cereal cups with you today and never settle for less when you are on the go! Check it out here.

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From Katie

I make my own soaked granola/cereal usually, but every so often we have an especially busy time in our lives, and I make an order to JoshEWEa’s Garden. We try to find a busy time in the fall when the limited release Pumpkin Pecan Pie cereal is available, ahem, and we never share it with guests. Winking smile These new single-serve packages aren’t very green, and the owner and I even talked about how throwaway packaging isn’t really our thing, but if you have to run out the door somewhere, it’s mighty handy every so often. Read my full review HERE.

Travel Utensils: Celadon Road

Bamboo Utensil Set with Green Travel Pouch
from Celadon Road
$16 value

From the Company:

Plastic Ware Has Officially Been Replaced. We’ve got our travel mugs and our reusable shopping bags, so isn’t it about time to add a bamboo utensil set for the perfect lunch time toolkit for life on the go? A handy carabineer on the back lets you clip and carry a fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks wherever you may roam.Check the utensils out here.

From Katie:

I’m so excited to try out the reusable bags from Celadon Road that are rushing my way in the mail right now! I’ll be updating my reusable sandwich bag review next month, and I have been impressed with this company’s commitment to quality and eco-friendly products.

Stainless Steel Container: Life Without Plastic

5.5” Stainless Steel Airtight Watertight Container
from Life Without Plastic
$21.50 value

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From the CompanyStainless Steel Airtight Watertight Food Storage Container/Lunch Box, 8 cm (3

This practical, round, airtight and watertight 14 cm food storage container works beautifully for transporting soup, stew, salad with its dressing – and no mess in your backpack! Great for freezer storage! Other convenient leak-proof sizes are also available. BPA-free. Click here to see the containers.

From Katie

These containers are truly our FAVORITES. They’re in just about every lunch picture I have, and if they aren’t, it’s because I just didn’t include it in the picture. My son has taken his yogurt in this container every day for two years (unless it was dirty). He’ll tell you hands down that they’re easier to open than glass or any plastic containers, which would often spill as he popped the lid open OR spill the last little bit of yogurt in the lunch box because he didn’t close it properly.

Not the case here! The stainless container, which is dishwasher safe except for the lid, has 3 clips that close it so tightly. My kids can open and close them starting at about 3 years old. We use the littlest one, 3-inch, that holds about a cup. The size that you can win today is, I think, the one on the cover of the book! Use the coupon, folks. Get some.

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Coupon: 5% off orders through September 30th using code KITSTEW5

Reusable Bag: Eco LunchGear

Jumbo Snack Bag
from Eco Lunch Gear
$12.50 value

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From the Company

Reusable jumbo snack bags are made from organic cotton for an eco friendly, waste free lunch. Check them out here.

From Katie

Another fav-fav-fav product for our family. I didn’t have to look far to find photos with these, either. (Although see how the stainless container is still in both shots?) When it was time to add to my collection of reusable bags a year and a half ago, I ordered from EcoLunchGear. And that’s saying something! They’re durable, easy to use, REALLY easy to wash (important!) and cute. Plus, they’re made right here in Michigan, and I love that.

You can read more in my reusable sandwich bag review.

Coupon: Use code SCHOOL to receive 10% off your order. No minimum required. Expires September 30th.

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Lunch Bag: Mighty Nest

Packit Lunch Bag
from Mighty Nest
$19.95 value

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From the Company:

PackIt Insulated Lunch Cooler bag keeps its contents cooler longer. The Packit will keep contents cool, up to 10 hours. The insulated lunch bag eliminates completely the need for ice or gel packs. The Insulated Lunch Cooler is PVC-free, BPA-free, lead-free, non-toxic, earth-safe and reusable. Check it out here.

From Katie:

The whole thing goes in the freezer? How much do you love that idea? I don’t have one of these to try out, but I have a LOT of items from Mighty Nest since they’ve worked with me for so long, and everything is high quality, top notch, eco-friendly – the team there makes sure of it. Mighty Nest has lots of other lunch packing supplies, including the thermos in the previous photo, the Lunchbots in almost every lunch photo that ECOlunchboxes isn’t it, and water bottles my kids use every day. (See what I mean? A lot of their stuff is in this house.)

Coupon: 10% off with the code Stewardship10

Reusable Snack Bag: Eco Ditty

Color Your Own Earth Snack Bag
from Eco Ditty
$13.99 value

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From the Company

Eco Ditty’s 100% organic cotton snack bags have a new look. Now you can color your own earth to make a unique snack ditty all your own! Check these new bags out here.

From Katie

If staying plastic-free is important to you, you’ll find that a lot of eco-friendly lunch supplies still won’t work. Most reusable bags are lined with plastic, but Eco Ditty is 100% organic cotton. We’re still using ours from the review 3 years ago, but we have to remember not to put crackers or bread in them for more than a few hours, because fabric won’t keep things from getting stale. Great coupon!

Coupon: Use coupon code KS20 to receive 20% off your entire order. Expires October 15th, 2013

Meal Plan Subscription & Cookbook: The Fresh 20

One-year subscription to The Fresh 20 meal plans + The Fresh 20 paperback book (found on Amazon)
from The Fresh 20
$73.99

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From the company

Using just 20 organic, non-processed ingredients per week, home cooks can create 5 wholesome, delicious meals in just minutes. A busy home cook herself, founder Melissa Lanz understands the “What’s for dinner?” conundrum and has developed a program that gives parents healthy cooking options.

Inspiring and educational, The Fresh 20 (a paperback book) is filled with gorgeous color photos, shopping lists that take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables, prep tips, and, of course, easy and delicious recipes — including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

The meal plan subscription delivers everything you need to shop, organize and cook nutritious weeknight meals for your family.

From Katie

I’m super impressed with all of Melissa Lanz’s recipes and food photography, and I love the idea of streamlining shopping into 20 ingredients. I’m reviewing her new lunch eBook right now, and all the recipes are a real foodie’s dream, I’m telling you. I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of her real book (the one she’s giving away, which is NOT an eBook), but it’s on my wish list.

The Healthy Lunch Box

Brand new eBook
from Kitchen Stewardship
$9.95 value

It’s the host of the party! If you haven’t heard about The Healthy Lunch Box: Sandwich-free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch, well, get on over and read all about it. I think it’s pretty snazzy, but I’m kind of biased. Winking smile

ENTER HERE

Giveaways at Kitchen Stewardship are run via a survey, which means comments on this post do not count (and will be deleted). In the long run, this is quicker for you if you go for extra entries.

There are 21 possible entries (and 20 winners, don’t forget)! Here’s what you can do to win:

  1. *Mandatory entry: What helps you the most (strategy, product) to achieve real food lunches on the go?
  2. Tell us if you “LikeKitchen Stewardship on Facebook.
  3. Follow @kitchenstew on Twitter.
  4. Tweet this: “I hope I win the Healthy Lunch Packing giveaway from @KitchenStew with over $400 in eco-friendly lunch items!”
  5. Tell us if you “LikeEcoLunchBoxes on Facebook.
  6. Sign-up for the Wild Mint Shop Email List.
  7. Subscribe to the Pantry Paratus Newsletter
  8. Tell us what EMeals plan works for you.
  9. Why might you be interested in a book at Mama Baby Love?
  10. What CrockOn! Recipe are you most excited to try?
  11. Tell us if you “Like” Mommys-Cloth-Treasures on Facebook.
  12. Tell us if you “Like” CrunchyMamas on Facebook.
  13. Tell us what’s the best situation for a “to-go” soaked cereal cup.
  14. Tell us if you “Like” CeladonRoad on Facebook.
  15. Subscribe to the Life Without Plastic Newsletter.
  16. Tell us if you “Like” LunchBoxLove on Facebook.
  17. Subscribe to the EcoLunchGear Newsletter.
  18. Tell us if you “Like” MightyNest on Facebook.
  19. Tell us if you “Like” Thatsitfruit on Facebook.
  20. Tell us if you “Like” EcoDitty on Facebook.
  21. What catches your eye at The Fresh 20 site?

Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will use random.org’s integer generator to choose the winner, who will be announced on the blog and will receive an email. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on August 28th and I’ll post the winners the following week. U.S. mailing addresses only. I will use the emails you provide only to email a winner announcement, which will also have the free lunch love notes included.

If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.

Kitchen Stewardship is dedicated to balancing God’s gifts of time, health, earth and money.  If you feel called to such a mission, read more at Mission, Method, and Mary and Martha Moments.

Disclosure: Sometimes I received products for my review at no charge, which of course did not affect my opinion in the least, and sometimes in this case, I haven’t even tested the products. Giveaways are paid advertising, although some sponsors are affiliate partners instead: ECO lunchboxes, eMeals, The Fresh 20, Crock On! and Mama Baby Love, also Amazon. See my full advertising disclosure here.

Official rules and small print stuff: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsors’ boundaries (U.S. Only) 3) only one survey entry per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC or sponsoring company not eligible for participation 6) contest sponsored by various companies 7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8 ) Kitchen Stewardship, LLC and sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered. 9) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Many images are from the companies sponsoring…

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21 Comments so far ↓

  • Traci

    What a great group of products! I’m always trying to find new ways to liven up the lunchboxes. It’s always challenging with my one fussy one.

  • Amanda Morgan

    The EMeals link is not currently working, just to let you know.

    Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship Reply:

    Amanda, Thank you for the note! I clicked on the links in the post and in the Rafflecopter form, and they all worked for me. Can you tell me where you clicked? Here’s the link again: bit.ly/13kQWdK
    :) Katie

    Rebekah Reply:

    The emeals link didn’t work for me either (through the giveaway entry box); it just took me to an error page. I looked it up through google and answered the question.

    Amy S. Reply:

    EMeals didn’t work for me either, clicking through in the entry section on the rafflecopter where it says “Visit Emeals and tell us…”. It goes to a page that says “500 Internal Server Error”.

    Your link in the comment above does work, however.

  • Monica

    Definitely planning ahead – grocery shopping regularly, chopping veggies the night before, planning what to pack. But also, good containers that fit well into an insulated lunch box are ideal in achieving healthy packed food for my family.

  • Angela

    I feel stupid.
    Where do I click for the survey form?
    :-(

    Helen Reply:

    Angela, no worries, we get this question on almost every giveaway! Make sure you are viewing the post in an internet browser, and not email or a feed reader. It is always near the bottom, right under the words “Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form” – sometimes it takes a bit to load, so be patient!

  • Diane Cooper

    What helps the most is having fresh fruit and raw vegetables on hand at all times – pre-washed and cut up and ready to go.

  • Angela

    Oh, and I agree with Diane (above) that what helps me most is having whole food ready for the times when I am crunched for time. Crispy Nuts, chicken breast, cheese, fruit, and veggies are all whole foods that I can just throw in a lunch box without much thought and know that the kids will have a whole-food lunch.

  • Paula

    Planning ahead for the week is a big help and also getting input from the kids. I check with them before my weekly shopping trip to get ideas from them. And mixing it up to keep them from getting bored with the same choices helps.

  • Brandee

    I spend some time on Sunday getting everything for the week ready. Cook extra meals. Fruit and veg gets washed cut and put in containerz ready to go. And some baking for the week also put in seperste containers to grab quickly.

  • Amy

    Planning, planning, planning and having leftovers helps for lunches! I also pack my two-year-old’s lunch the night before, so I only have to grab mine in the morning!

  • Lorie

    Hi Katie, Bought your Healthy Lunchbox e-book this week and wanted to tell you how much I appreciated it! We are trying the lunchbox thing this year for my first grader to give her a healthy advantage after a year of frequent illness in kindergarten. She’s loving it so far, and enjoys making her own choices.

    Also I was just entering your contest on Rafflecopter and must have pushed enter on “What is your favorite slow cooker recipe” before I entered my fave, which was Tex Mex shredded chicken. Didn’t want you to think I had checked it off intentionally, but couldn’t change it after. Thanks again for your wonderful blog, you are a blessing to our family!

    Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship Reply:

    Lorie,
    It’s so nice to hear positive feedback; thank you so much! ;) Katie

  • gary

    Strategy, but I am only fixing for one.

  • Cecilia

    Your book would be a great help!

  • Sherri

    Pre-planning is a must: it helps to overcome the lack of time. Looking forward to trying the recipes in your new book!

  • Jennifer

    This year I’m working on pre-planning. We are doing a once a month lunch cooking/baking session and then packing on Sunday for the week.

  • Angie sullivan

    I need to be more organized and create healthier lunches for my kids.

  • Julia

    The strategy that helps me make healthy lunches and snacks is to set a chunk of time aside to prep and bake items. It greatly helps have someone watch my little guy while I do this!

Welcome!  Meet Katie.

I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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