• As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. And when you’re talking about kids’ lunchboxes, the less bulky, the better (and the less likely to stuff them with junk food). With two new, sleek choices that are both sturdy and stylish, brown bags are no longer necessary. The yubo Lunch Box (left) will not only please kids, but moms, too. It’s dishwasher-safe, so any spills or “accidents in transit” (think overturned yogurt cups and jelly sandwiches gone haywire) are a non-issue. Because you can change the faceplates or personalize your own, kids never tire of the look. It’s worth investing in the deluxe yubo, which comes with three reusable food containers (does it feel like you can should take stock in Ziplocs?) and an slim ice box to keep everything cool. Now that’s cool.

    For an equally hip, environmentally-friendly lunch box, check out LunchBots, a futuristic model that is small on space but not on practicality. The stainless steel container has two compartments for packing snacks and small entrees. The no-nonsense design makes it a great choice for kids as well as grown-ups.

    In a Nutshell: There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but with these carrying solutions, there’s no excuse not to bring your meals to school or work anymore.


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