Reusable Lunch Kit for Healthy Back To School by Mighty Nest {Giveaway}

Mighty Nest Lunch Set Giveaway Green Sisterhood
Back to school is almost here – if not already – and you might be trying to figure out what healthy lunches and snacks you should pack for your children and how to pack them safely. Summer may have been easier to control what they eat and how they eat them. But what about school lunches?

Don’t worry; here comes Mighty Nest to the rescue. Might Nest has done all the research to bring you the best collection of safe products that are free from known toxic ingredients. All products are free of lead, BPA, PVC, phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, melamine, chemical flame retardants and more. I love that they choose products made of non-leaching materials such as glass, food grade stainless steel, silicone, natural wood , bamboo, organic cotton and natural rubber. So you can see, they are VERY PASSIONATE about keeping our families safe and I LOVE that!

With the school year fast approaching I want my boys to get the school year off to the right start by taking healthy foods to school. I spend a lot of time making and researching the best possible foods for my boys. Therefore, I wouldn’t want to send those healthy foods in unhealthy plastic bags or containers filled with chemicals. This is why I am so thankful for companies like the Mighty Nest that make it super easy for parents to make the right choices for their children by carrying only products parents would approve.

Mighty Nest’s Special Offer for Green Sisterhood Readers

Mighty Nest has numerous products geared towards babies, kids, adults, and the home. But the company is sponsoring a generous “Mighty Nest for School” program that gives 15% of every purchase you make to school of your choice! How generous is that? But wait, your school can enter the Mighty Nest Challenge to win more prizes! Read more about it HERE. It’s easy to enter your school  for a chance to win!

If that’s not generous enough, the company is also offering 10% DISCOUNT on purchases until Labor Day to all Green Sisterhood readers! Click the ad on the right, use the code, “GREEN10″ and receive 10% on all your purchases! You receive 10% OFF on safe products for your kids and your school receives 15% of your purchase! Win Win! What better way to help your school while keeping your children healthy by using these attractive and very functional lunch gear!

Use code “GREEN10” to get 10% on your purchase!

Now let me tell you about their reusable lunch gear I received to review.

Milkdot Insulated Lunch Box

mighty nest green lunchbox 2

 

What I love about the Milkdot insulated lunchbox is that it’s big enough to fit reusable containers. I’ve always had issues fitting all the containers with other lunchboxes.

 

 

Mighty nest water bottle

 

 

This silicone covered glass water bottle by Lifefactory is great for strengthening hand muscles in little hands because the top screws off completely and there is no spout, which I love because it can’t trap any unwanted germs.

 

Mighty Nest snack bag

 

The inside of the LunchSkin snack pouch is grease and moisture proof which is perfect for healthy but messy snacks, such as homemade granola bars. Here is a simple granola bar recipe that my kids love.

 

 

Finntastic Granola Bars

oboy organic granola bars

You’ll Need:
2 cups quick rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 sunflower seeds
1/2 raw almonds ground in a coffee grinder
2 eggs
1/2 cup of dried bananas ground in coffee grinder
1/2 carbo chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of sunflower oil
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup of flaxseed meal

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line 9×11 pan in one direction with parchment paper or foil, allowing it to go up the opposing sides. Lightly grease the parchment paper or foil and the exposed pan.
  • Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, oil, and honey.
  • Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly.
  • Spread in the prepared pan, pressing them in firmly to ensure they are molded to the shape of the pan.  (A piece of plastic wrap can help with this, as you press down on the back of it.)
  • Bake the bars for 30 to 40 minutes, until they’re brown around the edges — don’t be afraid to get a little color on the tops too. They’ll still seem soft and almost under baked when you press into the center of the pan but do not worry, they’ll set completely once completely cool.
  • Cool the bars in their pan completely on a cooling rack, then lift out of foil. Once cooled, use a serrated knife (or bench knife) to cut the bars into squares. If bars seem crumbly, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes which will fully set. Then cut them cold.
  • To store, wrap the bars individually in plastic or stack them in an airtight container. In humid weather, it’s best to store bars in the refrigerator. They also freeze well.

Mighty Nest cloth napkin  We’ve covered snacks, drinks and how our kids will carry their healthy lunches but what about napkins? Did you know that the average American uses 6 paper napkins a day – that’s 2200 a year per person?  One reusable napkin keeps more than 350 paper napkins out of the waste stream. The reusable napkins  from Mighty Nest can be used as napkin or even a place mat. I think it’s so important for children to have proper table manners. By using a cloth napkin and placemat children are more apt to contain their lunch to one spot instead of having it all over the place.
Mighty Nest insulated food container
I love stainless steel containers to hold a child’s lunch.  They are  safe and do not leach chemicals like plastics. The Lunchbotstainless Steel Thermal Insulated Container is perfect for pasta, soups or stews. One of our favorite soups for lunch is Carrot Ginger Soup.

Mighty Nest Cutlery set

 

Don’t bother with plastic utensils when you can purchase stainless steel cutlery that fits perfectly in their lunch containers. These utensils are easy for their little hands.

 

 

Mighty Nest food container
I am REALLY excited about the Lunchbot Stainless Steel 3 Part container.   The whole lunch can be in one container – YAY! I don’t know about your kids, but mine are notorious for leaving their containers behind so the less they have to carry the better.

 

Mighty Nest ice pack
Lunches need to stay cold, but ice packs can have nasty chemicals that could possibly leak out onto your child’s food. This ice pack is BPA, Lead and Phthalate free and the cover is made from recycled bottles.

 

 

Mighty Next School Lunch Gear Giveaway

I have a lot of healthy lunchbox recipes over at O’Boy! Organic but I typically like to use leftovers from the dinner the night before. By doing this, you reduce your food waste,  and you don’t need to make the same boring lunch meal day in and day out for your kids. Here is a sample of what I would make for my boys during the week for their school lunch.

mightly nest lunch menu

GIVEAWAY

Now that you heard all the amazing things about the lunch kit that the Mighty Nest offers, don’t you want a set for your child? Don’t worry. Mighty Nest has offered to sponsor a generous giveaway of these 8 fabulous products, worth over $120, so you have an opportunity to try these products out yourself – just in time for the first day of school! The Giveaway will close on Sunday August 18th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.  By entering your name and other information you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our Giveaway Rules.

Can’t wait until the giveaway ends? Remember you can receive 10% OFF on all your purchases if you click the ad above and use the code “GREEN10″ until Labor Day.

Use code “GREEN10” to get 10% on your purchase!

Good Luck Everyone!

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Disclosure: This review and giveaway was written by Trina from O’Boy! Organic. Trina was given Mighty Nest products for the purpose of the review and was compensated for her participation in this campaign, but all opinions are her own and not of Green Sisterhood, LLC. 

135 comments
atreau
atreau

The Lunchbot Stainless Steel 3 Part would make it easy to have the entire meal in one easy package.

AmandaShook
AmandaShook

those bamboo utensils are awfully elegant looking.

bertouc
bertouc

Stainless steel Thermoses would be great.

ErinFro
ErinFro

The reusebale bags would be great

DonnaPyszk
DonnaPyszk

The stainless steel bento boxes!!

jennit812
jennit812

I would love to have this!  Awesome giveaway :)

lisavelasco
lisavelasco

I would love this for my daugher. She has allergies and always brings a packed lunch

LaurieSK
LaurieSK

They all look good.  My kids are always "losing" ice packs, so we could use those.  The metal container for sandwiches and the snack bag for morning snack.

AbigailLaLonde
AbigailLaLonde

I'd love those sweat free icepack covers, the dampness form sweating icepacks always makes such a mess in my lunch bags!

AmandaWilson
AmandaWilson

I'm not making school lunches for my toddler yet, but I'd love to build my stash of reusable containers and lunch accessories! The stainless steel food container with divider would be the perfect first item. 

ericacarnes
ericacarnes

The reusable snack bags would be great.

greenforu
greenforu

Lunchbots are used everyday in our house for lunches during the week and for snacks and picnics on the weekends. 

Kellsmell44
Kellsmell44

These are great ideas for lunches. I love the Eco friendly options!

FoodGeekFish
FoodGeekFish

the sweat free ice packs would be a great help!

applebugk
applebugk

Would love to have all of these awesome items to send lunch to school with my son. :-D Sadly, we have been using things that are not as safe as I desire to use. So, this entire set will help me get off to a great start to packing healthy meals in a green way. Sooooo hopeful to win. :)

EmilieRoush
EmilieRoush

I would love them all.  The one that would help the most is the reusable snack bag, because that's the only thing I'm still using plastic for.

Mkokopelli
Mkokopelli

LOVE the 

12oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Food Flask by Hydro Flask! Great to keep leftovers warm for lunch :) Love the prize pack! Awesome stuff! 

nugglemama
nugglemama

I would love to try lunchblox. 

Jaguaress
Jaguaress

This set is wonderful and everything that I've been looking for!

cassiesartin
cassiesartin

I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to get the kiddo some of his own cute reusable napkins. Love the urban circus design that mightynest has! 

Peady
Peady

Love the ss lunchbox and utensils. I would make use of all these items since we try to send litterless lunches every day.

AndreaWyckoffMills
AndreaWyckoffMills

What a great give-away!! I would LOVE to win!! I am always taking my own prepared foods where ever I go, and it would be even better to do it in style!! Thank you!!

GGirlGGreen
GGirlGGreen

Anything stainless steel but my favorite is Klean Kanteen! :)

GalaYa
GalaYa

Tripoli Foogo Vacuum Insulated Leak-Proof Food Jar by Thermos

would be great for my soup=loving kids

DawneForrester
DawneForrester

The divided container, if I have to choose just one :)

I'm trying to gear up 4 children this year, since the "approved"  "healthy" school lunches in my town have dropped below tolerable levels.  Chicken(?) patty on a (white) roll with tater tots anyone?  Really?

juicygreenmom
juicygreenmom

definitely stainless steel divided lunchbots container!

Mihaela Day
Mihaela Day

The Thermal Insulated Food Container, 16 oz byLunchbots SKU: LB-THERMAL would be perfect :)

AngelaRhodes
AngelaRhodes

I love the cute multi-colored lunch cubes. :)

OrganicallYou
OrganicallYou

milkdot insulated lunchbox would be great for bringing my snacks and lunch to the university!

LizOhsiekDesigns
LizOhsiekDesigns

I've never seen a stainless steel partitioned container before. Love this.

Gaye M
Gaye M

I really like the Trio Stainless Steel Food Container because I could put a variety of foods in one container and nothing would "touch" each other.  rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com 

BrittneyHouse1
BrittneyHouse1

leak proof food containers would help out a lot.

Bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

brich2222
brich2222

Their Vacuum Insulated Food Canisters by Klean Kanteen SKU: KKSSFC would be very helpful

Richard Hicks

SC_Deb
SC_Deb

These Thermal Insulated Food Container, 16 oz by Lunchbots SKU: LB-THERMAL would be perfect for hot soup on a cold day.

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