4 Cool Ways to Pack a Lunch

Shopping for lunch bags? Ready for a new lunch box? Swap the brown paper bag for a catch-all, do-it-all container. Here, fresh ideas for packing up lunch.

from Reader's Digest, | September 2011

Black + Blum Lunch Pot

This is “the grown-up answer to the lunch box,” according to Fast Company. It’s modeled on the Japanese bento box. This version has two containers that stack easily and stay together via a sturdy strap. It even comes with a spork. $22, black-blum.com

See also: 5 Ways to Make Your Kid's Lunch More Nutritious

PlanetBox Basic

Thekitchn.com raved about the stainless steel design and the five compartments that help keep your lunch items separate and organized—no plastic containers needed. $34.95 and up, planetbox.com

See also: Mindless Portion Control Tricks

Koko Kate Nylon Lunch Bag

What lunch box? This stylish drawstring tote looks more like a purse, notes the Wall Street Journal. It comes with a plastic fork and spoon and a water-bottle holder. $20.48, amazon.com

See also: 10 Healthy Lunch Salads to Bring to Work

Built Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote

Slate.com test-drove several lunch containers and chose this as its top pick because it’s “flexible, accommodating, generous, and comfortable.” The fabric stretches, insulates, and is machine washable. $23 to $25, builtny.com

See also: 8 Delicious Sandwich Ideas and Recipes

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