10 Days of Gluten Free – Reusable Lunchbox Wares

Thank you to Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker for putting together such a great event!  Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting or maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. You will need to visit each individual blog to see their daily tips and advise. I am happy to be participating and will be sharing tips on lunchboxes and snacks!

Here are the topics I’ve covered in this series of lunchboxes: Reusable Lunchbox Wares, Sweet GF Wrap Ideas, Packing a Balanced LunchboxStocking Up w/ an Oatmeal Snack Cookie, Lunch on a Stick, GF DF Dips & Spreads for a Lunchbox, 10 GF Wrap Ideas, Making Use of Leftovers, Muffins & Waffles for a Lunchbox?!, Top Foods for a Healthy Lunchbox,

Today’s Theme: Reusable Lunch Wares

Having reusable lunch wares has lots of benefits:

  1. You’re greatly reducing the amount of waste going into the landfills
  2. You’re saving $$ (in the long run)
  3. Kids like the novelty of bright colors and patterns
  4. You’re being a positive role-model
  5. You get to make fashion statement!!  (:

Here are some wares that we use in our house.  We have a nice array, and we keep all of them with self-adhesive permanent labels so that lost pieces get back to us.  Our favorite labels come from KideCals.  We have tested these labels thoroughly…washer, dishwasher….they stay stuck!  I find them so helpful, a little insurance policy for my daughter’s forgetfulness!!

Here are some reusable bags that we currently use.  All of them have redeeming qualities and we use them all regularly.  I picked these ones as they were the cheapest on Amazon at the time.  I was not picky about design, I just selected the one that was the best deal!!  You can also check out Etsy and eBay, they also have artisans making these!! Another company, Snack Taxi, contacted me to let me know about their product too, and their bags even have ‘Gluten Free” labels right on the sack!  As an added a bonus, in celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, they are offering a 20% discount on all orders, use coupon code CELIAC20.





Having lots of little containers around is very helpful. I purchased a lot of BPA free ones made by Sistema, our favorite!

We love these for the small sizes.

This is one that is super cute and affordable. I have washed them gentle cycle in our front loader when they get too dirty.  Maybe not recommended, but they are canvas and get dirty!

This is one of our favorite lunchboxes. It is easy to clean, durable, and has lots of adorable patterns to choose from. We also like the generous sizing.

This a cup we’ve had success with, no leaking, rapid flow – this is not a toddler or baby cup!

Don’t forget to visit each blog to see other helpful advise and hints!

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures

Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

“10 Days of Gluten Free” Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

For this series, I will be offering one lucky reader a $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card!  Here are the rules:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
  • Enter by leaving a comment (WITH an email address to contact you) on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts).
  • The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
  • Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen!
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22 comments on “10 Days of Gluten Free – Reusable Lunchbox Wares
  1. Lynn says:

    Great idea thanks

  2. Natalie says:

    Great ideas for packing lunches! I like the idea of adding the stickers so that the forgetful among us don’t lose our stuff!!

  3. Paula says:

    Definitely going to go shopping now…thanks!

  4. Jeannie Parker says:

    Wonderful suggestions. Thank you.

  5. Emma says:

    I love my reusable lunch box, it’s probably the most trendy thing I own. :) If it gets dirty, I just throw in in the washer.

  6. Jessica B says:

    Good ideas.

  7. julie says:

    great ideas, thanks

  8. Jeanne says:

    Excellent thoughts, and good looking ideas. We all need to stop wasting things! I’m on the hunt for a glass water bottle. I don’t like the plastic ones!

  9. Briita says:

    Great ideas

  10. Laura says:

    Fantastic tips as always Tessa! I haven’t heard of those BPA free plastic storage containers before-thanks for sharing.

  11. Pat says:

    What a bunch of snappy looking containers. Thanks.

  12. all those reusable containers are so cute!

  13. I am obsessed with my reusable camping Spork by the brand Light My Fire. It is perfect for my crazy travel schedule.

  14. Melisa says:

    For some reason, the lunchbox, cup, and plastic container images aren’t showing up fo rme, although all the other images on the page show fine. I’m off to check the snack taxi link. Thanks!

  15. Ashley Tucker says:

    Awesome! I’d love to win the giftcard

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

  16. Wendi S says:

    I’ve been searching for small reusable water bottles for my kiddos…thanks for the recommendations!

  17. Susan says:

    I use a reusable lunch container, when I need to use one. It’s also good to keep food cold, which you can’t do in a paper bag!

  18. Angel R. says:

    Looking forward to getting some cute lunch things for my soon-to-be kindergartener!

  19. Cara says:

    Cute ideas! Thanks! caralg520@gmail.com

  20. Sarah S says:

    Great ideas!

  21. meredith says:

    i love the skip hop products – so cute!

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