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. just added you to twitter!

  2. These are perfect for my kids’ lunches! We’ve been using other containers to eliminate our use of plastic bags. I’d use the sleeves for sandwiches and the containers for cherries and grapes or crackers and cheese

  3. I subscribe through Google Reader!

  4. Actually, I would probably use these more for my husband’s lunches right now. He usually takes in leftovers from last night’s dinner and a piece of fruit.

  5. Yay! What a fantastic giveaway! I have been eyeing these lunch containers all year. If I don’t win, I must commit to getting them for next school year!
    I love to send my kiddos to school with fresh fruit & would love to use these containers to avoid using plastic & to reduce waste.

  6. PB & J for one, cheese and crackers for the other. both of which would fit great in these nifty containers.

  7. subscribed to simple kids in my google reader!

  8. following simplekids & mamagoesgreen on twitter
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  9. These are great, I have never seen the reusable bags before.

  10. My kids favorite lunch is either salami and cream cheese rolls ups or organic mac and cheese, so these containers would be perfect for us!

  11. My husband likes leftovers or plain peanut butter sandwiches in his lunch for work..these would be a great way to send them.

  12. I love these bags! I made a few myself with an oil cloth liner, but I find that they don’t hold fruit really well. My kids favorite lunch is any kid of wrap with strawberries and yogurt. (Which I am going to attempt to make from scratch.)

  13. Lindsey P. says:

    We are always on the go with some combination of cheerios, raisins, and yogurt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. My 4 1/2 year old’s favorite lunch is peanut butter & honey sandwiches – cut into dinosaur shapes! She starts kindergarten this fall so it would be great to have these items for her lunches.

  15. Jennifer says:

    My daughter loves crackers and cheese squares, and pretty much anything she can eat with her hands. These containers would be perfect for her lunch/snacks.

  16. My daughter loves loves loves strawberries and cheese for lunch. We would use this gift package on family outings to our neaby beach on Lake Michigan.

  17. I’m a subscriber.
    Hummus and veggies are popular around here.
    Would use in lunches and on picnics, of course!

  18. Melissa W. says:

    My child’s favorite lunch item is homemade sourdough pancakes with honey. I roll them up like a burrito. I would use this eco-friendly lunch container gift package in my child’s or husband’s lunch everyday. Great way to stop using plastic bags and paper sacks.

  19. Jennifer says:

    Following simplekids and mamagoesgreen on twitter. Here’s the link:

    @jenross76#SLMBlockParty Enter to win Eco-Friendly Lunch Package: LunchBots and Lunch Skins from @MamaGoesGreen

  20. Melissa W. says:

    Follow @SimpleKids and @MamaGoesGreen on Twitter and tweet

  21. We are heading to camp in a week and I know that my son would love to have ham and cheese spirals in these! Thanks!
    .-= Amy C´s last blog ..Black and White and Red all over… =-.

  22. Melissa W. says:

    Subscribe to Simple Kids in my feed reader

  23. Zina Harrington says:

    My girls’ favorite thing is the secret M&M I sometimes throw in with their pretzels.

  24. Turkey/cream cheese/pesto/spinach roll-ups is the current favorite. Sliced up, I can see them fitting very nicely in to these bags.

  25. My kids LOVE fruit. We pack lunches for daycare, so these would be perfect eco- and budget-friendly containers to use.

    Love the skins!!!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Giving Back =-.

  26. I am subscribed to your email feed! Love the blog (actually all of them).

  27. I subscribe via e-mail!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Giving Back =-.

  28. NicoleK says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! These things are all on my to-do list this summer =) My son is gluten-intolerant so we have a lot of variety in his day-to-day lunches. He loves fruits and veggies w/ hummus. I always include hummus!

  29. I am officially a Twitter follower!!! {crossing my fingers}

  30. my kids love PB&J and I hate how smushed those sandwiches can get when i pack them. this would be great! i would love to get my kids in to wraps sometime soon, too.

  31. i follow both on twitter but don’t know how to make a link to that tweet

  32. i am a subscriber

  33. Amy Ross says:

    I could think of tons of ways to use these items for my son’s lunches, but the one most often would be the pico or duo container with half a sandwich in one side and tons of fruit in the other paired with a snack bag filled with pretzels or nuts.

  34. Melanie says:

    My daughter and I love to go on outings to local parks several times a week. Our usual packed lunch is a peanut butter, strawberry and honey sandwich sprinkled with wheat germ and yummy fresh grapes. These containers would be so fabulous to take along, a perfect compiment to our organic lunches.

  35. My daughter LOVES blueberries! I’m amazed by how many she can eat. This package would be perfect for the meals we package for her for daycare. We currently have plastic bowls with snapping lids, but as she gets older, she’ll need containers that will accomodate items that aren’t bite-sized!

  36. Jessica says:

    the favorite lunch is sandwiches…not too exciting

  37. Kristin says:

    Cheese and Ham slices and crackers. These would be great in the lunch bot. Also we have to pack snacks every day and I love the idea of the reusable bags!

  38. My kids favorite lunch right now is grilled cheese and watermelon (moreso the watermelon!). I have 15 month old twins and I would use this gift package myself to teach my children about socially responsible living.

  39. Kristin says:

    subscribed by email

  40. Amy Ross says:

    I subscribe via email.

  41. subscribed with My Yahoo – thanks!

  42. I’m not very original – fortunately my son doesn’t mind having a sandwich and fruit on a regular basis.

  43. I subscribe via Google Reader

  44. Robin Bird says:

    I subscribe via email.

  45. Robin Bird says:

    I would use these for my kids favorite sandwiches, mini bagels, salami and apricot jam!

  46. My son loves cream cheese or hummus on a rolled up tortilla. It looks like they’d fit really well in the LunchBots Uno container. He’s not in school yet, but we often have long car rides to visit family & these containers & baggies would be great for those trips.

  47. Just added Simple Kids to my Bloglines subscriptions 🙂

  48. hmmmm…faves are pepperoni, string cheese, carrots with dressing, and snap peas. variety is key for my kids. they won’t eat the same things multiple days in a row. i would LOVE to try out these awesome looking lunch containers!! i am particularly intrigued by the lunch skins being contaminant free. i will have to look into that more. thanks for the opportunity!
    .-= rae´s last blog ..Black and White Wednesday =-.


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