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Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Green lunches for your kids

The healthy, organic food you pack in your kids’ lunches is just as important as the lunch bag and containers you pack the food in. Here are our favorite green lunch bag and food container options to send to school with your kids along with their favorite eco-friendly midday meals.

Eco-friendly school lunch bags & food containers

Instead of using landfill-bound brown paper bags, plastic bags or aluminum foil to pack your kids' lunches,  purchase eco-friendly lunch bags, sandwich containers and snack holders. These green lunch tote options will not only save the environment, they will save you money, and keep your kids' lunches from getting squished. Here are a few of the best eco-friendly lunch bag and food container choices.

Kids Konserve Lunch Kits

Kids Konserve has adorable lunch kits that contain everything you will need to pack a truly green lunch. The eco-kits, which cost between $42 and $45, contain 100 percent reusable items that are made from recycled materials. Each green lunch kit comes with a cotton sack, thermos, cloth napkin, food cozy (to wrap sandwiches in), and two stainless steel snack containers. Although a lunch kit may seem pricey, keep in mind you can reuse each item the entire school year. This means you save money because you won't be repeatedly buying disposable bags and containers.

Kids Konserve Lunch Kits

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware

Laptop Lunches has taken the Japanese bento box into the 21st century with their eco-friendly bento-ware. Each bento system, which costs $38 to $40, comes with a reusable lunch bag that fits over a hard shell box that contains individual containers. Separate lids and containers that fit snug in the box cleverly prevent spilling, leaking and squishing. Laptop Lunches bento-ware contains no phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or lead, making it an extra healthy option for your kids and the environment. Another bonus: The individual containers can help you portion out the correct servings of food for your kids to prevent food waste and, more importantly, overconsumption.

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware

Tupperware Sandwich Keeper

The classic sandwich keeper from Tupperware is the original eco-friendly lunch container. The sandwich keeper is a square plastic container that perfectly fits just about any sandwich and keeps it safe from getting smashed. Pack this reusable container in a backpack, larger eco-lunch container, or even a picnic basket. A set of two sandwich containers is a bargain at $12, especially because they can be used over and over again and save you money on throw away foil or plastic bags.

Tupperware Sandwich Keeper

Snacktaxi Reusable Snack Bags

Instead of using plastic baggies for your kids' snacks, try the adorable reusable cotton snack bags from Snacktaxi. You can fill them with all kinds of organic, eco-goodies, pack them in a lunch bag and reuse them every week. With over 97 eye-catching patterns, ranging from $5 to $7, your kids will want to show off these cool school snack bags.

Snacktaxi Reusable Snack Bags

Siggs Drink Bottles

Kid-friendly drink bottles are available through SIGGS for under $20. They are 100 percent non-toxic and safe for your kids' drinks. In addition to sporting a number of kid-friendly designs, these eco-bottles are durable and leak-proof, and can be filled with just about any beverage. Plus, they hold 10 to 13 ounces of liquid, which is a far healthier size than a convenience store 32-ounce tub.

Siggs Drink Bottles

These green school lunch bag and food and beverage containers will get your kids excited about taking an eco-friendly approach to their midday meals.

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