Comments streamed in for my contest to win a set of four-plastic EasyLunchBox containers and a carrying case. I asked readers to share a quick and healthy lunch they would pack if they won.
I’d put a yummy salad with grapes and baby carrots in the bigger container and 4 oz of chicken in one of the smaller containers. And salad dressing in the other.
Or I’d put some turkey and cheese roll ups in the bigger container, grapes in a small one and some pretzels in the other. That sounds good too.
Jenny had a great idea:
Wow… so many choices! What my children would eat: 2 leftover taco wraps in the large section, with fruit salad and jello in the two smaller side sections (great thing about these packable lunch boxes: you could make your OWN jello the night before IN the lunchbox, thus not buying the individual snack portions of jello and saving more waste destined for landfills!)
Jen had a tasty take:
First off….. this lunchbox is a HOT item! What a wonderful idea!! OK.. what would I put in it!?
Bigger container: Spring Mix Salad, with some lowfat feta cheese sprinkled on top
1 side container: Raw Trail mix which includes walnut, golden raisins, pastachios.
2nd side container: Lite Annie’s Naturals Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
This simple and light salad is very tasty. You could throw an apple in your purse and chop that up and add it as well…. very yummy! Enjoy!
Tamara had some neat ideas, too:
large salad with tuna or beans to add protein. low salt pretzels. snap peas.
whole grain rice mixed with salsa, corn, and black beans. carrot slices. whole walnuts or almonds.
veggie wraps. salad. yougurt and granola.
Sherry had a great idea that has nothing to do with food:
How about freezing ice directly in one of the smaller compartments overnight? Then, when you add the rest of your meal in the morning, you can feel confident that it will stay cold until you eat it later in the day. Great for people who are ‘on the go’ and don’t have a fridge handy in the morning.
Lindsey has an idea for an unusual lunch:
Big Compartment: Pita bread sandwich with vegetables and sliced turkey breast
Small Compartment #1: tabbouleh
Small Compartment #2: baked banana chips
The winner is reader Sara, who suggested a lunch I’d never heard of before.
In the large compartment, I would pack an egg-less salad sandwich on homemade sourdough bread with red leaf lettuce.
In one small compartment I would have black bean, mango, and avocado salad. In the other I would have dried strawberries.
That is some combination, Sara! If you didn’t win, check out or do what reader Cindy suggested. Browse the plastics aisle at your grocery store for similar, multi-compartment tupperware options.