Packing healthy lunches your kids will actually eat might be stressful, but choosing which containers to pack it in doesn’t have to be. We’ve rounded up 12 eco-friendly school lunch supplies available at GTA stores to help you create a litterless lunch for your little one.
When the force awakens the hunger in your little one, this insulated lunch bag is there at the ready. Designed to keep food fresh until it’s time to eat, it comes complete with a fun push button sound effect kids love. It features a comfortable, padded carrying handle and is 100% PVC-free. Cost: $19.99. Get it in store or online at Kitchen Stuff Plus (multiple locations in the GTA).
An affordable option for those on the go, this insulated lunch bag comes in a choice of four different colours to satisfy any little eater. It is insulated to help keep food at a safe temperature until it’s time to eat, and it is both BPA and PVC-free. Cost: $7.99. Get it in store or online at Kitchen Stuff Plus (multiple locations in the GTA).
We adore these BPA-free reusable water bottles from Lifefactory that are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanups. They are made from glass and surrounded by a protective silicone sleeve in case of drops and bumps. The 9 oz size is perfect for little hands, but the larger sizes are great for bigger kids, and all lids can be interchanged among bottles (excluding the 9 oz size). They also make glass lunch containers. Cost: $14.99. Get it in store at Binz, located in Bloor West Village at 2314 Bloor St. W.
PC Lunch Kit With Cool Pak
Available in a choice of different colours, these lunch containers feature compartments to keep foods separate. An integrated cold pack and cutlery create an all-in-one lunch box solution for your little one. Cost: $12. Get it in store at Loblaw banner stores (multiple locations in the GTA).
This amazing lunch container is a parent’s dream, with separate sealed off compartments that ensure wet foods don’t mix with dry ones. No more soggy sandwiches! It also comes with a built-in ergonomic fork and spoon that fits into its own compartment for quick and easy meals on the go. No more loose and lost cutlery floating around in your child’s bag. Get it in store or online at Kol Kid (674 Queen St. W). Cost: $39.95
This all-in-one container allows you to pack your child healthy veggies and dip or crackers and hummus, without the need for multiple tiny containers. There’s a removable ice pack that clips in to help keep foods at a safe temperature, and it’s available in a choice of colours for both boys and girls. Cost: $7.99. Get it in store or online at Kitchen Stuff Plus (multiple locations in the GTA).
This eco-friendly lunch container features a space-saving design that collapses to half its size for convenient storage when not in use and comes complete with a spork that stows away in the container. It is microwave and dishwasher-safe and features durable BPA-free silicone construction. SmartPlanet has a wide range of containers to suit any parent’s lunch packing needs, but this one is great for holding a sandwich (or other main) along with two sides to help create a balanced meal. Cost: $13.99. Get it in store or online at Bed Bath and Beyond (multiple locations in the GTA).
Help keep your child’s lunches tidy and organized with this colourful and compact addition to their lunch bag. It comes with a bottom container and two food cups that are BPA-free, airtight, and microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe. Cost: $29.95. Get it in store or online at Indigo (multiple locations in the GTA).
We love this multi-compartment lunch box for helping to create healthily portioned and balanced midday meals for little ones. It is both microwave- and dishwasher-safe and features a BPA-free design. If you’re looking for a coordinating set, Fuel offers a full range of stylish food and drink container options. Cost: $15.99 Get it in store or online at Kitchen Stuff Plus (multiple locations in the GTA).
If you’re looking to avoid plastic in your child’s lunch bag, these glass containers can help you do it. The tempered glass bases are microwave- and oven-safe up to 425F, which means you can bake, store, reheat, and serve meals all the in the same dish. The BPA-free lids snap together and to the container bases for compact and organized storage. Available in multiple sizes for any needs. Cost: $9.99-$17.99 Get it in store or online at Bed Bath and Beyond (multiple locations in the GTA).
This reusable wrap is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap or sandwich bags and is great for sandwiches, bagels, and other food items. It features a 100% cotton exterior with waterproof liner to help keep food fresher for longer, and a kid-friendly velcro closure. It’s machine washable and free of lead, phthalates, and BPA. Cost: $7.95 Get it in store or online at Kol Kid.
Help create a litterless lunch for your little one with these reusable lunch bags that are perfect for holding sandwiches, snacks, and more. The double lock closure ensures foods stay fresher, longer. They are freezer-safe and BPA-free, and come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. This set includes three lunch-sized and two snack-sized bags for all your packing needs. Cost: $26.99 Get it in store or online at Bed Bath and Beyond (multiple locations in the GTA).