Making Packed Lunches Fun with PlanetBox

planetbox3Packing lunch for children can often be a daunting task. Between their picky appetites and their indecisiveness, satisfying my children’s unique palates can sometimes take a lot of creativity.

My boys now enjoy having what we call “fun foods” to satisfy their hungry bellies. What we have discovered in my home is that the success of a particular meal is dependant upon the actual shapes of foods, rather than the food itself. For a four year old, the more interesting the shape if his sandwich, the more likely he is to eat it.

Now, with his new PlanetBox Rover lunchbox, not only do I have designated compartments for a variety of foods, but I also have the comfort of knowing that our foods are being stored in a stainless steel, durable, and environmentally friendly lunch box which can be used to pack all sorts of fun shaped meals.

My son looks forward to opening his PlanetBox in order to discover what exciting meal I have packed for him to enjoy. With some cookie cutters and his new PlanetBox lunchbox, I am able to make lunches fun and enjoyable, even for my littlest food critic.

What I love about the PlanetBox Rover is that it is very durable, reusable and can be easily cleaned – a must for busy moms. It has compartments of varying sizes which can accommodate all sorts of different foods and snacks. The PlanetBox also has “Little Dipper” containers which can safely hold dressings and sauces and is perfect for the yogurt dip that my son loves for his fruits.

One of our first packed lunches included avocado in the “long” compartment, some veggie chips and strawberries were placed in the “veggie/fruit” compartments, and the main dish was truck-shaped pita with turkey and provolone. My son had a blast snacking on his ‘truck sandwiches’ and the PlanetBox tray was picked clean within 15 minutes. Of course, he also enjoyed the two mini Oreos that were left in the “treat” compartment. I also managed to pack some grapes and yogurt dipping sauce in the “little/big dippers”. Lastly, I was able to store his water bottle with ease in the outer pocket of the bag that contained his entire meal in one easy carrying case. This meal was simple to do and looked so appetizing as it was placed in the PlanetBox. PlanetBox has food storage options to fit any foods that will work for you. What is also neat is that it can your child’s box can decorated with custom-fit magnets to really make the PlanetBox unique its user. You will feel safe knowing that your child’s meal is packed in a Eco-friendly, tough and practically maintenance-free lunchbox, and your child will enjoy the endless possibilities of meal options that the PlanetBox can provide. All you’ll need is a little creativity, and you can turn any simple meal into fun and enticing food adventure for even the pickiest eaters.

{ disclosure:  I received a PlanetBox Rover for review.  No other compensation was exchanged.  We just love PlanetBox and our Planet! }

About Ellie Beatus

After spending the bulk of my childhood in New Jersey, I've had the privilege of living in many different places all over the world. I have experienced many incredible things in my life, but none as amazing as when I become a mom. I may work as a full time registered nurse, but I am also a full time mother. I believe that there is nothing more important in the world than my family, and I cherish every moment spent with them. I hope to be able enrich my children's lives by sharing in wonderful experiences, teaching them life lessons, and nurturing them as they grow and help to make the world a better place for all of us. (Ellie currently resides in Long island, NY with her two young sons and husband)

  • Melissa

    We absolutely love our Planetbox lunch systems. My two sons (6 and 9) have the Rover boxes with the five compartments. They really enjoy opening the box and seeing a variety of different food options. I find that they actually eat more of their lunch when it is packed in the Rover. Their food doesn’t get lost in a mess of baggies and Tupperware containers. I own the larger Launch which I also take to school with me (high school teacher). I too love opening my box at lunch time! I am not going to lie, the initial investment of the 3 boxes all at once made me cringe, but I have never once regretted it!

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