Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Interview with Jennifer McCann

Check out this interview with Jennifer McCann of Vegan Lunch Box fame:

Meatless Monday: Pack a Healthy Lunch (Contributed by Kerry Truman of The Huffington Post.)

Food products created just for kids are a relatively new phenomenon; back in the day, children ate the same foods that grown-ups did, only in smaller quantities.

In recent decades, however, we’ve witnessed the rise of ‘fun’, kid-centric cuisine–i.e.,those processed foods plastered with cartoon characters that enthrall tots and appall their mothers, turning the center aisles of the supermarket into a minefield (or, more accurately, a whinefield). Weary parents routinely cave in and buy the real-life equivalent of Calvin and Hobbe’s chocolate frosted sugar bombs to defuse an exploding toddler in the breakfast cereal aisle.

Of course, during this same period, we’ve also seen a dramatic increase in childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a disease once seen only in adults.

Coincidence? Consider the astonishing success of Kraft’s Lunchables, which are “loaded with saturated fat, salt, and sugars,” as NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle notes in What To Eat. She adds that “they are not about nutrition; they are about sales and profits, as made clear by Kraft’s nearly $26 million advertising expenditure on Lunchables in 2004–and the $500 million in revenues that it generated.”

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Potato Pancakes and Applesauce

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* Cinnamon Applesauce
* Potato Pancakes
* Mini Spinach Salad
* Italian Dressing
* Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Sausages

Preparation Notes

Few things go together as well as potato pancakes and applesauce. Combine that with a bit of spinach, salad dressing and some sausages, and you've got an awfully good lunch.

Prepare the potato pancakes.

Scoop some applesauce into the large water-tight container.

Fill the dip container with Italian dressing.

Pack the spinach around the dip container.

Add some of your favorite sausages. (Pictured here: Tofurky brand Italian Sun-dried Tomato Basil Sausages.)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lunch Box

By Brenda Layman

Lunch on the go can be as tasty and nutritious as a home-cooked and served meal. Busy students and employees don’t have to depend on fast-food and cafeteria fare. With a bit of planning, lunches brought from home can make that midday break something special.

Convenient containers and insulated carriers allow greater versatility than ever when it comes to carrying food. Changing up the lunch routine with bountiful brown bag repasts or tempting lunch box fare provides healthier diets along with more enjoyable and cost-conscious eating.

The best meals on the go meet certain criteria. They are nutritious, convenient, appropriately portioned, and appetizing. Instead of buying fast food, which can be expensive and high in fat, sodium, and calories, folks can control the quality of home-packed foods. It’s easier to ensure that foods prepared at home are kosher, organic, or locally grown.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Large Lunch Jars Back in Stock!

We're happy to report that our large lunch jars are finally back in stock. These 27 oz jars are ideal for those wishing to transport either hot and cold foods. only $17.99 each, they make a great holiday gift!

More information can be found at

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Discount Extended Through Dec 31st

Happy Holidays!

We're pleased to announce that we've extended our holiday discount--20% off through Dec. 31st! Enter Coupon Code winter2009 at Check Out.

Provide your friends and family members with the tools they need to spend less, waste less, and EAT WELL!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bulk Bin Bailout

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* Mixed Dried Fruit
* Energy Nougats
* Cashews

Preparation Notes

Consider keeping bulk dry goods on hand for those days when the fridge is bare. While nutritionally speaking this lunch is less than ideal, it certainly stacks up better than most fast food and processed pre-packaged options.

Mix a variety of dried fruits: mango, apricots, bananas, cranberries, etc.

Add some energy nougats.

Include a handful of cashews.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Special Holiday Offer: 20% Off!

20% off all items through December 16th at

Use coupon code "winter2009" (no quotes) at check out.

Provide your friends and family members with the tools they need to spend less, waste less, and EAT WELL in 2010 and beyond!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

How to green your lunch

By Kelly Neylan, registered yoga teacher, reiki master, eco-entrepreneur/advocate

We all want to help the environment but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. I know what you are thinking … this is going to be a hassle, or expensive but it’s not. As a mother of two and the owner of several businesses I’m here to tell you if I can do this anyone can.

Here is a guide on how to reduce your lunch waste. Remember, reducing is the new green recycling model. If the environmental impact doesn’t move you, maybe I can appeal to your sense of frugality?

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Due to popular demand this holiday season, we've boxed together 24 original bento sets with 12 black/red and 12 pink for only $312. More information can be found at If you're in touch with 24 people hoping to receive a waste-free lunch kit this year, this could be just what you're looking for!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Laptop Lunches in the UK

Just a quick announcement to let you know that our UK distributor is now fully stocked with our Laptop Lunches 2.0 line at

If you're located in the UK or Europe, be sure to stop in for a visit!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Laptop Lunches Affiliate Program

Our new affiliate program is officially up and running! Please email us at if you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit when you recommend Laptop Lunches to your blog readers, Web visitors, friends, family, and fans.

We're looking forward to working with you!