Block Party Giveaway: Mama Goes Green – LunchBots and LunchSkins

Welcome to the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!

This giveaway is now closed.  The Winner will be announced on July 4th!  Thanks to everyone who entered.

We are celebrating this sizzling season with some hot giveaways! Our friend and virtual neighbor Mama Goes Green is kicking off the block party by giving Simple Kids readers a chance to win a wonderful gift package.

If you’ve been reading Simple Kids for a while then you know that we are big fans of eco-friendly lunch containers. My family has been using LunchBots stainless steel reusable containers and Lunchskins reusable bags as an alternative to plastic.

These containers have been traveling with us on family outings, long car trips, and, of course, in our lunchboxes.

I appreciate that they are dishwasher safe (top rack), are healthier than using plastic containers for food storage, and that I don’t have to spend money buying plastic baggies or lunch containers.

They are stylish, with a simple design that appeals to grown-ups as well as kids. The lids of the LunchBots are bright and colorful with a non-VOC finish. The lids fit tightly on the containers, too (though I wouldn’t use them for liquid storage).

The Lunch Skins are made from a German fabric that is certified as food safe in the US and Europe.  They are hand-sewn, well made, durable and bpa, lead, and phthalate free.  I may never buy plastic baggies again!

The Giveaway

Our generous sponsor Mama Goes Green is  giving away a HUGE lunch package of eco-friendly containers!  One lucky Simple Kids reader is going to win:

  • 1 Lunch Skins reusable cloth sandwich bag
  • 1 Lunch Skins reusable cloth snack bag
  • 1 LunchBots stainless steel Pico container 5.5″ x 4″ x 1.5″  with 2 compartments
  • 1 LunchBots stainless steel Uno container6.25″ x 4″ x 1.75″  with 1 compartment
  • 1 LunchBots stainless steel Duo container 6.25″ x 4.5″ x 1.75″ with 2 compartments
  • 1 LunchBots stainless steel Eco container 7″ x 5.5″ x 2″with 1 compartment

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Join in the block party!  Share with Simple Kids readers your child’s favorite lunch item and how you would use this eco-friendly lunch container gift package.

2. Follow @SimpleKids and @MamaGoesGreen on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

3. Subscribe to Simple Kids by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on June 30, 2010 and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win! Giveaway now closed.  Thank you!

About Kara

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  1. I’m subscribed via my Reader.

  2. when my children do take lunch to school, they really look forward to a juice box, since it’s a rarity in my home. We would be using them for lunches either my husband or children will be taking. thanks!
    .-= Jackie@Lilolu´s last blog ..How NOT To Depend On Stuff =-.

  3. what a great giveaway! thanks!
    my 3 year old daughter loves hummus rollups and watermelon!! 🙂
    .-= courtney´s last blog ..finns first birthday- =-.

  4. My childrens favorite lunch items are apple butter sandwiches and carrot sticks–I could use both things to pack their lunches.

  5. Melissa says:

    I subscribe via email

  6. I follow both and I tweeted:
    .-= Jackie@Lilolu´s last blog ..How NOT To Depend On Stuff =-.

  7. I subscribed via feedburner.
    .-= Jackie@Lilolu´s last blog ..How NOT To Depend On Stuff =-.

  8. Melissa says:

    I would use it to pack picnic lunches for my boys and me…

  9. My son is only one but his favorite lunch is a whole wheat flatbread with spinach artichoke hummus. I would use these containers to pack snacks for us and for his lunch when he gets old enough for school!

  10. Jennifer says:

    These containers and lunchskins look GREAT! Currently I have one lunch wrap-type product that I use over and over again, but would love to have some more on hand. The design on these are way more hip too! Let’s see, favorite lunch item … when my 8 yr. old gets tired of boring old sandwiches, he likes to have an all-snack lunch where I pack him lots of “little” healthy snacks that all add up to one meal, like cheese, crackers, fruit (dried and/or fresh), yogurt, carrots and dip, and of course some sort of little dessert!

  11. Deb Pederson says:

    Excellent! The boy-child is starting kindergarten this year! What a great product for both him and daddy to use to package their lunches. My son’s favorite lunch is cheese & mayo sandwich.

  12. Jessica says:

    Pitas with peanut butter and fruit. We’d use them for picnics and the beach!

  13. Deb Pederson says:

    I’m also a subscriber to the feed. 😀

  14. my kids devour any kind of sandwich. our daughter is starting kindergarten this year so we would put this lunch kit to good use!
    .-= angie´s last blog ..I Wanna Nack- =-.

  15. I have no creative food ideas, just general pbjs and raisins. But the wraps shown in the picture…I wish those were part of my weekly lunch rotation. Yum.

  16. i am a subscriber
    .-= angie´s last blog ..I Wanna Nack- =-.

  17. I am a follower via Bloglines.
    .-= Sweet Em´s last blog ..Summer =-.

  18. Sarah O says:

    I subscribe via e-mail!

  19. Lisa Carroll says:

    My son loves fresh fruits and veggies. This prize package would be perfect for his lunches!

  20. AnnMarie says:

    I’d use these in about 2 months, as my daughter is heading off to Kindergarten! I don’t know her favorite lunch….last month she still liked salads and peas but this week she hates them. She currently likes peanut butter, but I’m not sure that will stick around till the container is empty. She hasn’t seemed to ever stop liking bread at least!

  21. AnnMarie says:

    I subscribe via bloglines

  22. Sarah O says:

    Still in the cheerios and diced veggies stage for my kiddo, but I am sure this prize would grow with him.

  23. Lisa Carroll says:
  24. My 17 mo. old just started a new school where he has to bring his lunch everyday for the first time. So far, veggie stuffed quesadillas are the biggest hit. We could really use the lunch containers as he is currently taking an old lunch box of mine.

  25. I subscribe via google reader

  26. My daughter won’t touch bread, so this would be perfect for the cold pasta salads she likes to take, or salad!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Homemade Yogurt -amp Granola =-.

  27. I subscribe through a feed reader on google. Thanks!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Homemade Yogurt -amp Granola =-.

  28. Michelle says:

    My daughter’s favorite lunch would have to be anything with peanut butter on it. I would use part of this gift pack for her lunch and part for mine…we are both brown-baggers everyday!!

  29. Michelle says:

    I follow SimpleKids through bloglines

  30. unfortunately, my kids change their minds on their favorite lunch item each day . . . one day they beg for plums and the next day i buy a bunch and then, mysteriously, no one likes plums around here. oh well!
    i would love to win the lunch set, we have some ec0-friendly, reusable lunch stuff now, but with 4 kiddos (out of 6) in school this fall we could always use more!
    thanks so much!
    .-= shana´s last blog ..multitude monday =-.

  31. Michelle says:
  32. My favorite lunch item for my kids is shaped melon. They love getting little star and heart shaped watermelon and cantaloupe! How would I use these: I would add them to our collection of bento containers. It would be a fun addition. Plus, all I have is plastic, so the stainless would be a nice upgrade!

  33. I follow in my Google Reader! Sorry, I am not a Twitterer. 🙁

  34. My children often take pasta for lunch, we currently use disposable/reusable containers, but they have a great track-record for not losing containers so far.
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Green Week in Review – June 21st-27th- 2010 =-.

  35. My kiddo’s favorite lunch is when I give him the peanut butter and the jelly separate from the bread and he gets to spread them on!
    .-= alianora´s last blog ..Week One =-.

  36. I’m following via twitter and I tweeted:
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Green Week in Review – June 21st-27th- 2010 =-.

  37. I subscribe by rss feed, too. 🙂
    .-= alianora´s last blog ..Week One =-.

  38. My kids love turkey roll-ups, cheese slices and fresh fruit for lunch. These containers would be perfect for lunch time outings to the pool or the park.

  39. My daughter Sarah, favorite lunch, PIZZA of course… is there anything else? in life she loves it cold or hot . I am thnakful I like I make it homemade… Linda and Sarah

  40. Gabrielle says:

    My daughter is a huge fan of cheese and fruit. She would eat pretty much any combination of the two any chance she gets. I have forgone plastic bags some time ago, but am always using plastic storage containers. Would love to move away from them.

  41. My daughter loves tomato avocado sandwiches! She would eat them all day long! Which makes me happy! I love the reusable things!!

  42. I love Simple kids! I have been subscribing through my reader forever!!

  43. I have been a newer subscriber to Simple Kids in Google Reader and I it! I would put anything in those bags and containers–I especially love that the containers will actually keep the sandwich looking like a sandwich by the time that they eat it!

  44. These items are so very nice and I would just love to add them to our lunch supplies, since we pack two lunches most every school day. Our favorite lunches tend to be sandwiches. On cold winter days mac and cheese in a thermos is tops.

  45. My girl loves strawberries and chicken nuggets. Odd combo, but she’s only 1! I’d probably use the kit for us when we are out for the day.
    .-= Rachel LaPointe´s last blog ..The Summer of the Skirt- Day 1 =-.

  46. I’m a reader subscriber!
    .-= Rachel LaPointe´s last blog ..The Summer of the Skirt- Day 1 =-.

  47. Mary Beth says:

    My kids love guacamole and tortillas. My older child has food allergies, so I have to take/send food EVERYWHERE with her, and these would come in soooo handy.

  48. My daughter loves beans and cheese. Any type of bean, but black beans or kidney beans in particular. When we go on playdates or even trips I try to pack as many non-prepackaged food as possible. These containers and skins would be perfect for her! She’s only one, but they’ll still be great when she heads of to school in a few years! I also pack my husband’s lunch every day and these would really help in that department, too!

  49. Mary Beth says:

    I’m subscribed via email.

  50. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I have been looking for something like this!

    My children love packing cheese quesadillas!