Friday, April 29, 2011

It's a Wrap!

This Week's Bento Lunch

It's a Wrap!

Stuck in a sandwich rut? We recommend wrapping it up! Sandwich wraps are extremely versatile and can be quite delicious. Whether you throw in leftovers, follow a recipe, or create your own signature wrap, we hope you'll enjoy this sandwich alternative.

Friday, April 22, 2011

No Disposables Challenge Recap

We made it! Another weekly challenge has been completed and we're feeling pretty good about how it went.
Through this challenge we learned to be much more aware of our disposables and realized that a real effort has to go into avoiding waste completely.
In addition to becoming aware of our own waste, we have been happy to see how much being waste free has gone mainstream. Rather than being met with funny looks when asking that our take out and left overs be placed in our reusable containers, most servers have responded very positively. One local pizza restaurant even gave us complimentary fountain drinks since we brought our own containers in. This is a far cry from the days when using reusable grocery bags felt like a weird thing to do!
It's been great to take notice of how far our community has come in reducing waste as well as to learn and grow from our mistakes. The truth is that most of us were not completely disposable free this week, but I'm sure this challenge will decrease our reliance on disposables and helps us all be more aware of our actions in the future.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Picnic Lunch

This Week's Bento Lunch:

Picnic Lunch

Last weekend we enjoyed such a great bento picnic that we decided to recreate it for today's lunch.
This bento is a breeze to pack and is sure to be enjoyed in any setting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Disposables Challenge Check In

The Laptop Lunches office is a green office, so this month's challenge to avoid disposables sounded like a breeze... but then life happened and we took the time to really notice the unnecessary waste that was creeping in.

Without even thinking about it, one of our greenest staff members showed up Monday morning with a disposable coffee cup and energy bar. A weekend camping trip left another staff member feeling like they had to really play catch up to compensate for the disposable paper towels and tableware that played a key role in their trip. Speaking of paper towels... one member of our office confessed to their secret reliance on them due to a dish towel phobia!

Although this seems pretty negative, these are the only negative tidbits that I've gotten word of so far and we have learned from them. So far, this challenge has opened our eyes to the little things that can be easily overlooked but that can also really add up. Being waste free requires being prepared and actively aware of our actions and the effects of those actions.

Although working through the dish towel phobia will take some time, we are back on track and looking forward to not having to empty our kitchen trash can or recycling container this week!

Please let us know how you are doing and feel free to share your stories and tips with us.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nutrition Packed Bento Lunch

This Week's Bento Lunch

Nutrition Packed Bento Box

Looking for a major nutritional boost? Try packing a spinach salad in your bento box. Spinach is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, and tastes great with just about any salad topping you can think of. Go ahead, experiment and enjoy. It’s good for you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bento Fiesta

This Week's Bento Lunch

Bento Fiesta

Last night we had Mexican food for dinner, so we decided to use our leftover beans and rice to create a bento fiesta for today's lunch. Although Mexican food is often high in calories and fat, keeping items simple and pairing them with fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy way to enjoy this popular cuisine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Laptop Lunches Spring Promo – Fabkins

Here’s another featured company participating in our second annual Spring Promotion, Fabkins! They generously donated their organic cotton cloth napkins along with a coupon code. Their napkins have such cute designs on them, we hope our customers are enjoying them! To see the promotion, check it out at

Fabkins 100% organic cloth napkins for kids are an eco-friendly and kid-friendly alternative to paper napkins, paper towels, wipes and tissues. Available in an array of bright colors and playful embroidered designs, Fabkins are a fun and easy way to go green – and save money – every day. Fabkins – for mealtime, lunchboxes and on-the-go. Receive 20% off order placed through April 15, 2011 with coupon code Fabkins20 at

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Laptop Lunches Spring Promo - Mary's Gone Crackers

We're nearing the second week of our Spring Promotion, so today, we wanted to feature another company that contributed to our Gift Bag, Mary's Gone Crackers. Their delicious, gluten-free and vegan products are great!

Founded in 2004, by Mary Waldner and Dale Rodrigues, Mary’s Gone Crackers manufactures delicious gourmet, organic, gluten-free, vegan food, including crackers, pretzels (Sticks & Twigs) and as well as a new line of cookies.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Laptop Lunches Spring Promo – Surf City Growers

Here’s another featured company participating in our second annual Spring Promotion, Surf City Growers! They donated seed packs along with a coupon code. We hope our customers are enjoying planting the seeds for their spring garden! To see the promotion, check it out at

My First Organics are a fun, simple way to get your kids excited about eating their veggies! How? By growing them together! As a family, you will:

  • Get outside and connect with nature.
  • Learn where food comes from.
  • Grow and harvest favorites like cherry tomatoes, snap peas and bush beans.
  • Help the environment using organic methods.

Visit their website at