A New Bento Lunch Box – for Awesome Humans Who Love the Planet
Toxin-Free Bento Glass Meal Prep Containers
A bento lunch box is a fantastic way to reduce food packaging waste when you’re on the go. It goes hand in hand with meal planning and food prepping; both great ways to prevent food waste.
When an affordable product comes along to assist these two planet saving activities – Magic!
Last month at Any Green Thing I launched a Facebook group called “Green Themes – Going Green at Home”. The very first theme was centred around reducing food waste at home. One of the best ways to make sure food ends up eaten, and not in landfill, is to meal plan.
When you know ahead of time what you’re going to eat, you can made a list of what you need (you don’t buy too much) and you can prep your food (so it doesn’t go off before you can eat it).
An issue came up though. Between myself and the members of the group we couldn’t find an affordable, fridge, freezer and microwave safe container to store our prep meals that wasn’t plastic.
The trouble with commonly used plastic meal prep containers is, after you’ve been using them for a while, you’ll see them become unfortunately deformed, toxic and eventually, detrimental to your health.
A study that sampled 455 plastic products, including food containers, found that nearly all of them leached endocrine-disrupting-chemicals. (1)
These chemicals can cause hormonal imbalances in the body leading to many devastating health effects.
The Eco Meal Prep™ Solution
As fate would have it, a few weeks later an email appears in my inbox from Eco Meal Prep™- an Australian brand that aims to raise awareness of exactly how destructive plastics can be, by providing truly non-toxic and waste-free options to make meal prepping easier for us all!
They were about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new range Glass Bento Lunch Boxes in Australia. Well, I had to look into that.
Could these be the eco friendly food containers we’d been searching for?
The Snack Prep Food Container : (2 compartments, 640 ml) made for low-calorie or ketogenic meals.
Here’s what I found:
The Bento Glass containers are available in two variants:
Glass Bento Lunch Box – Snack Prep (2 compartments, 640 ml) made for low-calorie or ketogenic meals.
Glass Bento Lunch Box – Meal Prep (3 compartments, 860 ml) for bigger meals and portion control.
This means that you’ll get to choose the right size for whatever your meal!
Plus, these containers are made for durability and long-term use.
The Meal Prep Food Container: (3 compartments, 860 ml) for bigger meals and portion control.
Made from high borosilicate glass, this means they are made to be truly reusable and toxin-free (no chemicals no matter how much you use them). Plus, they’re thermal shock-resistant, so they can go straight from the freezer to the microwave or oven and be A-OK!
The most unique feature, however, is the built-in all-the-way-up dividers that keep food separated (as it should). The BPA-free lids with removable seals were purposely built to prevent spilling between compartments.
To sum up: Glass Bento Lunch Boxes from Eco Meal Prep are made for optimized, non-toxic, waste-free meal prep with portion control – for people like us; healthy humans who love the planet.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to Kickstarter and back the campaign to bring these awesome containers to your own kitchen.
At the time of writing this blog post the project was over 70% funded with 22 days left of the campaign. Eco Meal Prep are offering an amazing early bird discount to backers who pre-order their glass meal prep container packages.
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