Monday, September 20, 2010

Best Kids’ Lunch Box Voting is Over – Thank You!

The voting period for the 2010 SheKnows Parenting Awards has officially closed, and we just wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who voted for Laptop Lunches in the Best Kids’ Lunch Box category! We truly appreciate your support, and we are keeping our fingers crossed as we await the contest results, which will be announced in October.

We know how busy and hectic everyone’s lives are, especially around back to school time, so it really means a lot to us that so many of you took the time to vote Laptop Lunches for Best Kids’ Lunch Box. The community of people that believes in our goal of helping families pack nutritious, low waste lunches is so important to us. We want all of you to know that we are working as hard as we can to continue creating high quality bento lunch box products and accessories.

Lastly, we were truly excited to see so many of you, our Fans and Followers, helping to spread the word about our nomination and letting us know you voted via Facebook and Twitter! We loved reading every Tweet that used the #Vote4LaptopLunches hashtag on Twitter and all the comments you left us on the Laptop Lunches Facebook Page!

Thanks again everyone!

Friday, September 10, 2010

End-of-Summer Spread

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* Whole Wheat Pita Bread
* Green Beans
* Baby Carrots
* Blueberries
* Hummus

Preparation Notes

It's clear that summer has started easing into fall. Here in California, there are still plenty of summer finds at the farmers' market, but winter vegetables are starting to appear as well. Market shoppers made sure they got their fill of summer's remaining bounty: blueberries, green beans, strawberries, and more. Lucky for us, the blueberries and green beans made it into our lunchboxes this week!

Cut the pita bread.

Cut the green beans.

Add some baby carrots.

Fill a medium container with blueberries.

Prepare some hummus (or purchase your favorite store-bought brand).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bento Lunchbox: Baby Spinach Salad

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* Baby Spinach Salad with Pecan Halves
* Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
* Lowfat Cottage Cheese
* Berry Medley

Preparation Notes

Baby spinach is not only delicious, but it's packed with nutrients too. Prepare a simple salad with just a few ingredients, or go all out and make it fancy. Some of our favorite toppings include: avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes, pears, pecans, radishes, crumbled goat cheese, and cucumbers. The raspberry vinaigrette tastes great on spinach and complements the berries packed on the side.

Create a spinach salad.

Prepare the salad dressing or include one of your store-bought favorites.

Add a few scoops of lowfat cottage cheese.

Drop a mix of berries into one of the medium containers.