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Pack a Bento Lunch Box with Rubbermaid Lunch Blox for Kids

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Packing a bento style lunch box for your school age child can be overwhelming at first.  But once you get the hang of it, and get the right lunch box, packing a bento will become second nature.

About 5 or 6 years ago I began trying to pack my husband bento style lunches to take to work.  Back then there weren’t many bento box options for lunches so I just used a single plastic container and hoped the food didn’t get all jumbled together.  Now bento box style lunch boxes are much more popular so it’s easier to pack a bento lunch box.

lunch box

Last year I reviewed the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox set for my husband to use for taking his lunches to work. We still use the set and it continues to work really well for a bento style lunch.  This year Rubbermaid has new LunchBlox Sets for Kids, which I knew would be great for our 1st grader this school year.  Rubbermaid kindly sent me a set to try and one to giveaway!

lunch box

The first thing my daughter and I noticed about this set is the colors – perfect for a 1st grade girl! Even my 4 year old son liked the bold colors and wanted a set for himself.

I’ve read many blog posts about great bento style lunch boxes that younger kids have a hard time opening.  So I made sure to let Ella open, and close, the different boxes on her own and she didn’t have any problems at all.  I also had her put in and take out the boxes from her lunch bag to make sure she’s comfortable with it before the rushed lunch time at school. Again, no problems at all!

lunch box

I was a little worried the LunchBlox wouldn’t fit in her smaller lunch box.  It’s a tight fit, but it works! And if we didn’t put the ice bag in, it would fit even better.

  • Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kids Flat Kit that makes packing lunch  easier than ever! The features of this product include:
  •  Modular containers snap together in to save space in your lunch bag
  • Leak-proof lids are easy to open – no adults needed!
  • Containers snap together with a Blue Ice Tray, keeping lunches chilled and fresh without
  • refrigeration
  • Optimally sized for kids’ favorite lunch foods, so packing and carrying a variety of foods is easy!
  • Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe and BPA-free
  • The Flat Kit includes a large container with dividers, a side container, a sauce container and a
  • large Blue Ice chill pack.

Don’t forget to pick up a Lunch Box, too! We several different styles in fun patterns and colors in our shop!

Lunch box 1

I received a complimentary LunchBlox set from Rubbermaid for this post but all opinions are mine. This post also contains affiliate links.

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42 Comments
  • Sonya Neal
    August 25, 2013

    My son loves me to pack him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts taken off, carrots, grapes and a V8 juice box 😉 Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a fun lunch set! 🙂

  • Jennifer Windler
    August 25, 2013

    I love to pack turkey roll ups ad fruit

  • Jackie
    August 25, 2013

    I love these! I’ve had gastric bypass surgery a year and a half ago and I eat several small meals throughout the day and night.

  • Jennifer Vega
    August 25, 2013

    My favorite to pack is wraps and fruit.

  • Eleanor
    August 25, 2013

    What a cute lunch box, Dallice doesn’t start until Tuesday this is my last purchase that she needs…

  • Jessica L.
    August 25, 2013

    My favorite food to pack is wraps! They’re healthy and you can improvise depending on the ingredients you have in your fridge – sprouts, lettuce, turkey, ham, etc.

  • Kathy (Kangaroo Mama)
    August 23, 2013

    I think my favorite food growing that my mom packed me were these noodles tossed in green onions, sesame oil and a little bit of oyster sauce! Yummmm

  • Meg
    August 22, 2013

    My daughter would love this set!

  • Lori
    August 21, 2013

    I like to pack little bits of things, turkey, cheese, raisins! I’ve been eyeing this set 🙂

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape?
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  • michelle b
    August 21, 2013

    Bologna sandwiches with mustard is my daughter’s favorite!

  • Shannon Wilckens
    August 21, 2013

    I love packing Peanut butter and honey sandwiches:)

  • Kara
    August 20, 2013

    I was just online looking for this type of lunch box and was so excited to see that you are giving one away. I’ve been wanting to get a couple of these for my boys! I normally pack boring sandwiches but I love fun food ideas as well.

  • Rebecca B.
    August 20, 2013

    Oh, I love putting in pasta dishes and fresh fruit.

  • Gina H.
    August 20, 2013

    Turkey sandwich

  • Julie Weltch
    August 20, 2013

    I love to pack apples and peanut butter, Yummm!!!

  • Belinda
    August 20, 2013

    I take my lunch to work every day so I might just want to use it! Or give it to my niece 🙂

  • Dana
    August 20, 2013

    love reading you ideas and post’s !!

  • Deanna Tate
    August 20, 2013

    Peanut butter sandwich, carrot sticks, apple slices and a drink……

  • Pat Dancz
    August 20, 2013

    Love your posts!! keep them coming!!

  • Stephanie Pass
    August 20, 2013

    My son loves bento boxes. He would so love this. I don’t know if I have a favorite to pack. What I like best is when I get something like grapes or carrots, and I sit there and wash everything and then prepackage them into individual sizes in sandwich bags. I feel like I’ve accomplished something.

  • Diane {Created by Diane}
    August 20, 2013

    I like packing snacks the best, raisins and peanuts are on the menu this week 🙂

  • Paula
    August 20, 2013

    I love to pack small fruits like blueberries and grapes!

  • Jenn Fox
    August 20, 2013

    Leftovers 🙂

  • Aldra W
    August 20, 2013

    My favorite foods to pack for lunches are fruits and cheeses. They are easy to snack on throughout the day when myself or the kids are rushed or dont have time to eat. For my son, these are the main things, besides pb&j, that he will always eat and not bring back home- he is a very picky eater.

  • pam long
    August 20, 2013

    my favorite lunch is take out! lol but I usually have a sandwich or leftovers 🙂

  • Holly C
    August 20, 2013

    Peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches and fruit (bananas, grapes, strawberries) and/or yogurt.

  • Jennifer Hokanson
    August 20, 2013

    I like to pack leftovers for lunch!! My kids would LOVE this though!!

  • Andrea Waters
    August 20, 2013

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Carrots, and Oatmeal cookies.

  • cindy character
    August 20, 2013

    would love to win this it would get use so much and my child would love it

  • Nikkie Cossairt
    August 20, 2013

    My favorite food to pack for lunch is Chicken croissant sandwiches, with fresh fruit and pita chips.

  • Katie
    August 20, 2013

    Sandwiches, string cheese, yogurt, fruit.

  • laura v
    August 20, 2013

    peanut butter and jelly or turkey sandwiches

  • Jacqui Writes
    August 20, 2013

    My kids would love this! I can think of so many things to pack for him. sandwiches or left overs from the night before that’s able to be eaten cold.

  • April walrath
    August 20, 2013

    I think my kids would soo enjoy this

  • Jessica
    August 20, 2013

    I love to pack cute foods for lunch. I have a few sandwich cutters that make fun shapes and impressions onto the bread. My 4 year old loves them!

  • Nicole
    August 20, 2013

    I like to pack lunch meat sandwiches, fruit, and some sort of grain. I also have to have something sweet, such as pudding or a cookie for dessert.

  • Crystal Clark-Mcinnis
    August 20, 2013

    My daughter’s favorite food to have in her lunch is meat and cheese roll ups.

  • Tanya
    August 20, 2013

    Eeek! Excited. Will it keep things warm? I also need to get one that will keep stuff warm.

    • Camille
      August 20, 2013

      It’s not insulated so it won’t keep things hot, but I do think they’d stay warm.

  • Kimberly
    August 20, 2013

    I haven’t had to officially start packing them yet, but I imagine my boys’ boxes will have goldfish and grapes for sure! 😉

  • Barb Webb
    August 20, 2013

    How cute! I have the adult LunchBlox and my kids are always begging to use them. This would be a great set to add!

  • Christy Wallace
    August 20, 2013

    I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance at it!