A Mothers Ramblings: Lunchboxes, Lunches and a Giveaway #Review

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lunchboxes, Lunches and a Giveaway #Review

One of the things that Big Boy's Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis highlighted was that I needed to understand more about food. Sure at School, I'd had Home Economic lessons, where I learnt how to make various dishes and calculate the calorific values and I think there was probably a bit about balanced diets but between leaving School and getting married I mostly forgot all of that. Then with me trying to lose weight and get fit (I'm still chatting about it occasionally over at Pippa World) I realised there was a lot more to it than I thought. Then with BB's diagnosis the carb count of every food became important as it is that figure we use to calculate the amount of insulin he should have before each meal.

Now, I don't normally like to generalise like I'm about to but, in my experience boys are always hungry. It seems to me that I could give BB his breakfast and within ten minutes of finishing it he'd be asking for lunch, and thanks to my regular visits to the Dietician (just to check what we're doing food wise is good) I know that the portion sizes I'm giving BB are the right size so technically he shouldn't be hungry. How do you tell that to a five year old though? Through trial and error, I worked out that giving BB a lot of little things to eat works well and this is where a genius lunch box system came into play.

Laptop Lunches Bento box

As most of my regular readers (Hello Friends!) know, I love making little fun lunches for Top Ender and Big Boy. They really don't take that much longer to make, and having something fun to eat makes me smile, so I hope it does the same for my children. Out of all my favourite lunch boxes, the ones I love the most are the Bento style ones. This is because they feature a little of a lot of foods and so are perfect for the ever hungry Big Boy. When Laptop Lunches asked if I'd like a laptop Bento lunchbag for both Top Ender and Big Boy, I was thrilled and even more so when they gave me another one to giveaway!

Cheese Sandwich, Cucumber, Satsuma and buttered SoreenFinger Sandwich, Satsuma, Jaffa Cakes and mini sausages with ketchup

Now, we've had the bags since the start of the School year, and for almost four months they have been in constant use. The children LOVE the boxes, they know that each pot has a different treat inside, and because the pots are so small they know that if there is something inside that they don't like, that it'll all be over in a couple of mouthfuls anyway. There are hundreds of things I could say about the lunchbox. I could say that they are reusable, recyclable, long lasting, and dishwasher safe or that they don't contain phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), PVC, or lead, but really all I worry about with regards to what they are made of is do they stand up to the rigours of a five year old and his classmates.

Carrots with Hummus, Cucumber, Satsuma and Sausages

Well, they stand up really well. No cracking, no lost bits, no broken bits and no staining either which is even better news, seeing as sometimes I give the children tomato based foods.

Pasta, Fairy Cake, Satsuma Flower and grapesHam Sandwich, Cucumber, Satsuma, Soreen with butter in pot

So in order to win the Laptop Lunches Bento box that I have here, all you have to do is fill in your details on the Rafflecopter widget below and answer the question. There are of course other options, to give you some additional entries and I'm sorry but this is for the UK only, so Good Luck!

Laptop Lunches Bento Prize - insideLaptop Lunches Bento Prize - outside

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