Once you’ve got your kid a fabulous backpack and kickin’ lunch kit, next up on your must-have back to school gear list is food containers. We are big fans of the litter-less lunch movement and once you try packing lunch in these fun containers you will be too.

bentology food containers back to school

Bentology Bento Box Classic Lunch Container Set
This bento-inspired lunch container kit has everything you need to pack a delicious and well-balanced meal for your kids. It’s been specifically designed to help you pack the right amount of protein, whole grains, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats. Inside the translucent outer container, you get a few leak-proof containers and a few open dry goods containers. Everything fits nice and snug so no amount of hopscotch or jump rope will cause food to move out of place. There’s even a handy spot for cutlery. $26.95 from Indigo.

boon food containers back to school

Boon Bento
We love all-in-one lunchtime solutions and this Boon Bento container definitely fits that bill – it’s a lunch kit and bento box all in one. This kit comes with removable compartments to fit all the food your little one loves, plus it has a freezer pack to keep everything fresh. With easy to open clasps your kiddo will be able to get into their lunch no problem. We love the super cute snail and butterfly designs and we really love that they double as extra storage for napkins or cutlery. $29.95 from Indigo.

nesting containers back to school

Kids Konserve Nesting Trio
These awesome containers are made from stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead. They are leak-proof so you don’t have to worry about food spilling out in your little one’s backpack and when not in use they nestle together so they don’t take up a lot of space in your cupboard. We love packing granola, yogurt and berries separately in these containers for a DIY yogurt parfait. $33.49 from well.ca.

lunchbots back to school

LunchBots Bento Cinco
This lunch container is perfect for a kiddo who likes variety in their life. You know the ones, they nibble a bit on this and a bit on that and typically don’t like it when different food touch. This five-compartment container is perfect for your picky eater. It’s made from stainless steel and is virtually indestructible. In addition to the five-compartment container, LunchBots come in single, two and three compartment containers. $57.99 from well.ca.

goodbyn back to school

Goodbyn Hero
If you are just starting to explore the joy of bento boxes, the Goodbyn Hero is a great jumping off point. This lunch container has three compartments and comes with two dippers, perfect for getting creative with your little’s lunch. It’s dishwasher safe (always a bonus) and is BPA and phthalate free. $17.99 from well.ca.

zoli lunch container back to school

Zoli Dine Insulated Vacuum Food Jar
We love to mix it up when it comes to school lunches. It keeps the kiddos interested in their lunch and makes it more fun for us to make. When we feel like we are in a food rut, we reach for an insulated container to send hot food with our kids. Send mac and cheese, soup, chili, chicken nuggets, or anything else you can think up. It’s a great way to send dinner leftovers. We love this Zoli Dine Insulated Vacuum Food Jar. It’s easy to clean, keeps food warm all day and holds enough food to fill up our kiddo’s tummy. As a bonus, it also can keep cold food cold for hours. $32.99 from well.ca.

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 By: Michelle Hughes

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