Sep 1

5 Simple and Easy Lunch Ideas Using LunchBlox by Rubbermaid // Win a LunchBlox Sandwich Kit!

LunchBlox Lunch Kits Review

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rubbermaid. I received product samples to facilitate my review, as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

With school lunch prices on the rise and quality being questioned more often, many parents are opting for packing their child's lunch. Three of my five kids pack their lunches on a daily basis, and it's quite the challenge to come up with a variety of lunches that are appealing and easy to prepare.

Over the years, I've learned to keep lunchtime simple and easy by relying on kid-friendly staples that can easily be mixed and matched to keep lunchtime fresh and fun. LunchBlox Kits by Rubbermaid help make packing lunches easy with modular food storage containers that snap together in multiple configurations. I love that they make creating healthy portions easy (each container is labeled with the measurements), and the reusable Blue Ice ice pack keeps everything cold until lunchtime.

LunchBlox by Rubbermaid

Several years ago, we invested in five of the LunchBlox Sandwich Kits. Well, maybe invested isn't quite the right word -- with prices starting at around $10.99, they're very reasonably priced, especially considering their durability. Our containers and ice packs are still in excellent condition and in use today!

LunchBlox Container Labeled with Measurements

I can honestly say we've never experienced a leakage issue. The lids fit securely and seal perfectly -- something I can't say for other lunch kits we've tried in the past. And the measurements on the side of each container are so convenient!

Here are a few examples of meals we've packed recently:

crackers, mozzarella cheese & pepperoni with green grapes and pretzel sticks -- my kids love this less messy take on pizza!

ham & Swiss sandwich with peanut butter celery, fresh strawberries and Annie's Cheddar Bunnies crackers -- cutting a classic ham & Swiss sandwich with a cookie cutter makes lunch more interesting!

homemade Uncrustables with popcorn, fresh blueberries and vanilla yogurt -- making your own sealed peanut butter & jelly sandwiches saves loads of money over store bought versions!

fruit kabobs with fruit dip, string cheese, and graham crackers -- these are just strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and bananas on cocktail straws, a safer alternative to sharp skewers!

turkey & cheddar pinwheels with applesauce, almonds and organic fruit snacks -- creating pinwheel "sandwiches" with tortillas will bring a smile to your child's face!

Many of these lunch components can be packaged up into the LunchBlox containers on Sunday evening to make lunch prep throughout the week a snap, allowing you to streamline your mornings while saving money, as well. P.S. LunchBlox Kits are pretty handy for adults, too -- simple and easy portion control!

Win a LunchBlox by Rubbermaid Sandwich Kit!

Would you like to win a LunchBlox Sandwich Kit?! Simply share your favorite easy lunch idea in the comments below...

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Thursday, September 3, 2015 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central. I'll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

by Tara | 20 comments

  • sheryld

    We always make the kids lunches the night before. In the morning just grab and go!

  • Strips of celery, carrots, red bell pepper with hummas and Pita bread

  • Isabel Acosta

    I will occasionally send my son with pretzel sticks, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, a yogurt and a water bottle.

  • Cut-out smiley face sandwiches with peanut butter pretzels with a milk.

  • Beth R

    Yogurt, frozen grapes, carrot sticks and pretzels with honest juice.

  • Vicki Stasiak

    My 5 kiddos like to pack their own lunches, so I have labeled containers filled with a variety of things from which they are allowed to choose. They pick 1 drink (juice box, bottled water), 1 main item (meat and crackers, uncrustable), 1 fruit and/or veggies (grapes, carrot sticks, grape tomatoes, banana),1 snack item (cookies, granola bar, chips), and 1 dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese stick). I like deciding what to put in the containers for them to choose from, and they like having a decision over what goes in their lunch. It's a win win!

  • Katie Decato

    i always leave a little note in their bag

  • Amy

    My son loves Sunbutter (peanut substitute) and crackers. I pack up a few other easy foods for his lunch!

  • Kary

    My daughter likes to take a salad in the big container & dressing in the tiny square one (it does not leak which is wonderful) & cut up fruit & veggies in the rectangular small ones,

  • Carmela

    A starkist tuna pouch and a fresh stack of ritz crackers.

  • Monica Marroy Blando

    I like to pack hummus with carrot sticks and cucumber slices.

  • Sunny

    Hard boiled eggs, ham rollups, homemade lunchables, yogurts, fruit cups, strawberries

  • pamela-

    Yogurt,apple slices ,grapes,and soup.

  • Melissas2cents

    Cinnamon bread with cream cheese and thin app,e slices. A winner for my girls!

  • tnxns

    My little one loves cheese, ham cubes, and grapes

  • Megann H

    My kids love cheese, crackers, cherry tomatoes and mini cucumbers sliced up.

  • FlaVickie

    I also make up lunch the night before and it is fast and easy because other than the sandwich or wrap I just load. The weekends I make up bags of home made cheese square. Nuts,cookies, cut up cheese veggies..have cups of raisins, peanut butter tubs, tuna, fruits, apple sauce etc. a variety of lots of things that I can grab..with exception of the sandwich when it is cold add fresh hot soup
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  • Sandra

    My kids are happiest when I pack things like pepperoni and cheese, or fruit and yogurt dip with ham or turkey cubes, things that are bite size get eaten the most

  • Robin Ballai Covert

    They are great for packing small salads!

    • Chickie Brewer

      My granddaughter likes fruit, peanut butter sandwich and a cookie.

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