Back to school: 4 Cute and eco-friendly lunch bags

Brown bags are part of the past. The eco-conscious movement has resulted in fun lunch bags that can be easily cleaned and reused time and time again. Best yet, many eco-friendly lunch bags reign supreme when it comes to food safety because they are insulated — paper bags do not regulate the temperature of the many school lunches you’ll be making. Here are four cute and eco-friendly lunch bags recently featured on Epicurious.com.
Brown bags are part of the past. The eco-conscious movement has resulted in fun lunch bags that can be easily cleaned and reused time and time again. Best yet, many eco-friendly lunch bags reign supreme when it comes to food safety because they are insulated — paper bags do not regulate the temperature of the many school lunches you’ll be making. Here are four cute and eco-friendly lunch bags recently featured on Epicurious.com.

4 Eco-friendly lunch bags

Big Apple Buddies Lunch Bags ($20)

If you’ve got young animal lovers starting school, they will love Built’s Big Apple Buddies lunch bags, which come in kitty, doggie, and owl styles. This reusable lunch bag is large enough to hold a sandwich, fruit, drink, and an ice pack. Big Apple Buddies lunch bags are made of non-toxic materials and made of easy-to-wipe-clean fabric,

Go Green Lunch Box ($33)

Though it’s a box, not a bag, the Go Green’s bento-inspired insulated lunch box is conveniently sized to pack a sandwich, three sides, and a drink. The box itself is made so that each compartment has a leak-proof seal when the lid is closed. The insulated carrier for the box is phthalate-free and made of easy to clean polyester fabric in a variety of eye-catching designs. There is even an erasable whiteboard on the inside for writing notes and reminders to your kiddos.

Black & Blum Lunch Pot ($22) 

For those chilly winter months when a cup of soup is more welcome than a PB&J, the Black & Blum Lunch Pot is the perfect school lunch carrier. The Lunch Pot is made of two pots, which have watertight locking seal, and allow you to pour soup or stew into one pot while packing fruit or veggie sticks in the other. Made of polyproplene and copolyester, the Lunch Pot is BPA-free, save for microwave and dishwasher use, and includes a spork and handy carrying strap. Bonus: The smaller pot fits in the larger pot for compact carrying when empty.

Kid’s Konserves Squiggle Lunch Kit ($45)

This reusable eco-friendly lunch bag not only eliminates the need for paper lunch bags, it gives you reusable recycled cotton sack, cloth napkin, food kozy, leak-proof stainless steel containers, name tag, and food-grade stainless steel beverage bottle. All are free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead. Though this may be a little much for a first-grader, it is ideal for feeding young athletes and growing teens.

Check out all 10 of the reusable lunch totes at Epicurious.com.

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