The Best Lunchbox Containers and Accessories for Kids

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Another day, another lunch to pack. Groan. Anyone else not enthusiastic about this?

But first, let’s talk lunchboxes and accessories.

I think we’ve tried them every container and system so I’ll give you a sampling of what we like and why.

The Best Lunchbox Containers and Accessories for Kids

– Lunchbox Containers

Lunch Blox Containers
1. Fit and Fresh On the Go UPDATED VERSION: LunchBlox Kids Box
We’ve used this system for two years very happily. The lids and container sizes work perfectly for us. We found cute Fit and Fresh Lunch Bags a TJ Maxx. Also, it’s nice to have extra containers like these.

TIP: Consider your child’s age and appetite. We’ve had to dump many lunch boxes and containers because as my kids grew, they needed more packing room.

bentgo bento style lunchbox
2. Bento Style Lunchbox
I spent a LOT of money on this (gulp) because my daughter really, really wanted it. Several of her friends have one. The only problem is that she eats more than she can fit into this container. It recommend it for younger kids with smaller portions.

TIP: plastic that is unsafe for food is #3, #6, #7, and BPA

ukonserve stainless steel lunch storage
3. Kids Konserve *Favorite
We like Kids Konserve the best for the rubber lids. The’re easy to get on and off and don’t leak.

I also recommended: More Lunch BLOX Similar to the Fit and Fresh system but without the ice pack and outer box.

Bentego Lunchboxes These work well for young children but are too small for my hearty eaters.

LunchBots These are only good for dry foods — and if you’re like me and leave them in the sink too long, watch out for rust. Not our favorite.

-Reusable Snack Bags

lunchskins bag
4. Lunchskins *Favorite
These are our go-to bags.

itzy ritzy reusable lunch bag
5. Itzy Ritzy

-Water Bottles

Klean Kanteen
6. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottle 
These are great except in hot weather — they do get hot!

Camelbak water bottle
7. Camelbak Water Bottle *Favorite
These last forever and don’t leak — until the valve needs replacing which you can order.

-Lunchbox Accessories

lunch box jokes
1. Lunch Notes *Favorite
run run panda picks
2. Food Picks *Favorite
sandwich crust cutter dino
3. Sandwich Cutters 
snowflake cookie cutter
4. Cookie Cutters *Favorite I prefer these cutters because they don’t rust and are sturdy enough to cut through a sandwich.
egg mold
6. Egg Mold cups *Favorite
My kids love to make their hard-boiled eggs fancy — these rock!

7. Silicone muffin cups *Favorite
These are perfect for small pieces of cut-up veggies, fruit, or crackers.

What do you use?

What do you still need to get for back-to-school lunches?

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  1. Munchkin brand Bento Boxes are awesome. I use them with my 2 3 year old boys and my 6 year old girl.

  2. The lunchbox doesn’t come with and outside container but it DOES actually come with an ice block. All of the components snap together keeping it a very tidy little cube.