Comparing Lunch Boxes

Today I am comparing some of the most popular lunch boxes & how they stack up against one another!

Lunch boxes are an investment for us, the girls pack everyday & we use them in the car & for activities! It is also our part in cutting down on single use plastic every day. We have different boxes to have variety, & for different needs. & mostly because I didn't know what would be best! So hopefully this will save you from going out & buying several boxes trying to figure out which meets all for needs!




 I use this cart to keep all our lunches box on. It is right by the door when the girls come in, so they put there bentos in the sink & throw their bags under. & it makes it super easy for me in the morning to grab what I need.I keep my lunch planner right on the bottom!  On top is our "homework station" it houses Kennedy's planner that needs signed every day so it a central location, & it hold a bucket full of pencils, & another with erasers ect.











The OmieBox is nothing like the other boxes I am listing, as it has a insulated bowl in it! What's great is you can easily remove the bowl & use it put anything else in it!



Pros:
- Has option for a hot lunch
- Has deep compartments
- Can taken by itself, has handle right on box
- Is 2 in 1 box. No need for a thermos for a hot lunch

Cons:
- Not alot of compartments
- Divider moves often. I suggest always using muffin cups.
- Because it is wide, it is tall. Can be hard to find lunch bag to fit
-Doesn't hold a lot of food

Dimensions7.5 x 7.5 x 2.9 inches


Lunch bags we have tried that fit:




Planet Box rings in as the biggest box not only in this line up, but I think for any on the market (that I could find) Planet box is known for it's great quality & I completely agree. This box is going to last you! I also feel the portion sizes could easily get your from kinder up through middle school, if not high school. I know some adults that use PB for their work lunches!



Planetbox Rover

Planetbox Rover


Pros:
-Stainless steel, no plastic!
- It's large {this feature goes in both pros & cons}
- Comes with dipper bowls with silicone tops for no spills
- Easy to wash


Cons:
- It's large. As mentioned this can be a pro, but because of the size-- lunch bag options are limited. From my research they only fit in Planet Box brand lunch boxes
- The latch can be hard from little ones to open

Dimensions:
Launch: 10 x 7.5 x 2 inches, 26 x 19.5 x 5 cm
Rover: 10 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches, 25 x 19 x 4 cm

Lunch bags we have tried that fit:
Planet Box Lunch Bag

This was our first box we have own! I love the fun colors & styles of trays! Quality is amazing. While, the pictures on the bottom of the trays have worn off, our first box bought 3 years ago still works great!



Mini Box: We are obsessed with the snack box.  I use it from when I send a hot lunch, like soup ect & want to send fruit or veggies too! It is great for taking a snack to school or sports after school. Or just taking it on the go! 



Pros:
- Easy to open
- Great portion sizes
- Fun colors
- Size is manageable
- Spill Proof {just no liquids}

Cons:
- Not very easy to wash in terms of crevasses once you take the trays out & flip them upside down
- It's plastic
- Not dishwasher safe, or at least for us it wore down the seals
- Will likely need bigger box, or upgrade to the bigger yumbox out of elementary

Dimensions:
8.7 x 6.1 x 2 inches
Mini:5.8 x 4 x 2 inches

Lunch bags we have tried that fit:


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