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

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I subscribe via email 🙂

  2. Jennifer Anderson says:

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  3. My daughters Fave is pb sandwich…. with cookie cutters 🙂

  4. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I subscribe via email.

  5. Heidi S says:

    Mac-n-cheese with peas is our favorite! Thanks for the chance the win these great lunch boxes and bags… the sandwich/snack bags are adorable.

  6. Heidi S says:

    Mac-n-cheese is our favorite and I love getting your feed through google reader!

  7. Right now my daughter’s favorite lunch item is a rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter (she is 15 months old). I would use these in a combination for my dh’s lunch box as well as snacks on the go in my diaper bag for my daughter.

  8. My daughter loves cucumber anytime, so I would probably use one of the containers to carry it around. Right now we just use a plastic tupperware.
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  9. I am subscribed to Simple Kids!
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  10. My kids all love PB&Js with a piece of fruit.

    I would love to be able to pack up their lunches in an eco-friendly way when we’re off to co-op twice a week!
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  11. I subscribe to this blog (and love reading it!)
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  12. Here’s my Twitter link:
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  13. My kids are huge PB&J fans. My oldest starts Kindergarten in August and this would be perfect for her to take to school!

  14. I am subscribed through my Google reader!
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  15. I have big plans to make lunches more this next year…even for my husband. This give-away is such a great idea! My daughter will usually eat a small sandwich, but likes cheese and crackers just as well. Fruit, yogurt or applesauce, carrots, and you’ve got lunch!
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  16. I subscribe to Simple Kids in my Google Reader.
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  17. My daughter is going back to school after 2 years of homeschool and this would make her feel so special in the lunch room. Her favorite lunch food is the classic PB&J, minus the J, extra PB.

  18. Kristen says:

    Pretzels and hummus – sometimes I think my youngest subsists on it!

  19. Kristen says:

    I subscribe

  20. Naomi H says:

    We take up cut up fruits and veggies outside everyday. As well, I would like to send leftovers with dh for lunch, but he doesn’t like the smell from plastic containers. And, I could stop using plastic bags for sandwiches!

  21. Naomi H says:

    I subscribe via RSS.

  22. My daughter’s favourite lunches are picnic style – a bunch of crackers, a handful of raisins, some carrot sticks, 1/2 banana, some turkey slices, etc… A small amount of a bunch of different things. The containers with compartments and the lunchskins would be perfect for her!

  23. I’m an email subscriber to all the Simple Living Media blogs!

  24. PB&J rules at our house, for the kids and the grown ups! These boxes and bags would be great for on the go snacks and my husbands packed lunch.
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  25. I subscribe to Simple Kids through google.
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  26. My kids live on leftovers! I frequently pack up tortellini and meatballs or stirfry for them. It’s usually a hit.

  27. I am reader subscribed. 🙂

  28. My daughter loves fresh veggies in her lunch!

  29. I subscribe to this blog 🙂 Thanks for the giveaways.
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  30. my kids faves right now are pita & hummus and all sorts of fruits….cherries, blueberries, whatever is in season
    As you may know, carrying some of these healthier choices is harder in baggies & hate to use the plastic stuff….we could really put these to good use….especially since we are a family on tight budget & haven’t been able to afford to buy
    (I subscribe via feeder for many moons now ;))

  31. Mary N. says:

    I subscribed ! 🙂

  32. Right now, her favorite is grapes! And we are out of them today.
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  33. Elka Minor says:

    The person who eats packed lunch is the flame~~ He gets leftovers but the kidlets do ask for lunches for school occassionally. Usually sandwiches or things like dumplings and rice. Oh so nice

  34. I subscribe via feed reader.
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  35. christie says:

    everyone in my house takes lunch with them every day, so whether its a big salad for the adults, pasta & meatballs for the kids, or simple sandwiches and yogurt for the kids too, these containers would be great

  36. Hmmm … sandwiches are our go-to on the go, but my kids also love a good hummus wrap!

  37. Christina P says:

    My little man hates veggies (grrr!) but I’ve found that he LOVES rice with blended roasted red bell peppers (you know, from the jar) and cheese. Weird little tastes; I love him!

  38. Our family spends a lot of time picnicking at the beach or local parks, these would be great for many excursions. PB& J and any kind of summer melon pieces are the biggest favorites this week!

  39. I love getting your blog through my reader.

  40. Christina P says:

    I subscribe in Google Reader, and to follow up my previous comment, I would be so excited to use these on picnics this summer and on our vacation!

  41. I’m a subscriber.

  42. i don’t think i really have a favorite children’s lunch item, i love all my simple ideas. what i do love is that when compared to the other kids at school, my sweetie is getting much healthier stuff. i cringe when i hear about kids eating two twinkies and a lunchable for lunch! i would LOVE to win this giveaway to use for school lunches in the fall!

  43. I’m a subscriber!

  44. We’re always packing lunches to go. These look great.

  45. We love carrots and dip, fruit and pasta salad. I love all of they container. They look so wonderful as I am packing snacks/lunch/dinner daily for pool and summer fun.
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  46. The reusable bags would be great for bringing snacks for my baby in the car. I’d also love to start using glass or stainless steel containers instead of plastic, but have yet to make the switch.

  47. Jenna C. says:

    We always need containers for snacks for our trips to the playground and pool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Jenna C. says:

    I subscribe via Google reader too!

  49. Love the containers! All looks like it would be great for packing healthy school lunches!

  50. Kristen says:

    I would love these..I pack my children’s lunches and snacks everyday for school. Sandwiches cut in fun shapes and fruit salads (made with whatever’s fresh – kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc) are both popular here.