Welcome back to the party! Are you ready to talk lunch? Today’s Practically Green giveaway is all about lunch…a green & healthy lunch, that is!!
Whether you are packing a lunch for yourself or your school-age child, the eco-friendly thing to do is to limit disposables as much as possible. Investing in durable, reusable lunch products (like bags, containers, bottles etc..) is a good first step. Limiting individually packaged foods like lunchable-type meals, applesauce cups and bagged snacks is another.
Ditching processed, packaged food means a healthier lunch too. Just try to carve out 5 extra minutes in the morning (or the night before) to pack a real, homemade lunch – I’m sure you’ll find it worth your while!! Here are a few ideas from my book to get you started (as well a link to one of my popular healthy lunch posts):
Soon, one lucky Mindful Momma reader will find lunch-packing time a little more fun….that’s because someone is going to win a Bento Laptop Lunch Kit, courtesy of Alicia from The Soft Landing!! In case you didn’t already know, Laptop Lunch Kits are like the Cadillac of lunch sets. Everything you need for a waste-free lunch is all packaged up in a handy-dandy carrying case. Well maybe not everything – I noticed that the set does not include napkins. So I’ll remedy that by offering a set of 4 handmade cloth napkins to supplement the prize. I made these napkins as examples for my book, Practically Green. (the book has directions for how to make your own napkins – it’s super easy!)
Leave a comment on this post sharing a practically green tip for packing a green & healthy lunch and you’ll be entered for a chance to win! Extra entries for subscribing to Mindful Momma (either by RSS feed or email) or following me on Twitter. (please leave a separate comment for each thing you do – 3 entries max per person). And while you’re thinking about it, be sure to visit The Soft Landing for some great lunch packing gear for both adults and kids. They offer free shipping on orders over $49 or a flat rate of $5.95 per order. The giveaway will be open through midnight, Central time on Monday, November 1st. (US mailing addresses only)
Come back tomorrow to talk about how to Green Your Shopping! And don’t forget to enter the Green Your Baby contest as well!
(Disclosure: there are affiliate links for Amazon and The Soft Landing in this post)
This contest is now closed. The winner was Lisa G who said “We avoid prepackaged foods and instead always pack homemade items so we don’t use lots of extra plastic.” Enjoy your new Laptop Lunch Kit and napkins, Lisa!