Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TakeAlong a Fun Lunch with Rubbermaid - And a Giveaway!

~This giveaway is now closed~

Rubbermaid recently sent me their new 4-pack of TakeAlong square containers and a Blue Ice Fun Shape reusable ice pack to try out in my kids' school lunches.

Some features of the Rubbermaid Take Alongs:

-New and improved "Quik Clik" seal; lid clicks onto container for tight seal
-Ridged lids for secure stacking
-Microwave, freezer, and top rack dishwasher safe

The Blue Ice Fun Shape reusable ice pack that I received is a cute little monkey. These are perfect for lunch boxes, keeping things cool without the mess of ice. Other available shapes include a frog, football, and baseball.

With four kids in school, packing lunch boxes is something I'm very familiar with. Not only does it save us money, it also helps me to ensure that my children are eating a healthy lunch.

Here are the makings of a healthy lunch (taken from Better Homes and Gardens magazine):

* 1-2 servings of vegetables and a piece of fruit or serving of fruit salad
* A whole grain food such as 100% whole wheat bread, pasta, or brown rice
* A good source of calcium, such as milk, cheese, or yogurt
* A good source of protein, such as lean meats, chicken, eggs, or beans.
* For beverages, water is good. Avoid soda, sugary fruit drinks or energy drinks.

Check out a few of the ways we used our Rubbermaid TakeAlongs:

~pasta salad

~perfect size for holding a sandwich and string cheese

~trail mix

For the giveaway... Rubbermaid has generously offered to give one of my readers a set of TakeAlongs and a Blue Ice Fun Shape ice pack (shape of ice pack cannot be guaranteed). This is what you need to do to enter:

Comment on this post telling me how you would use the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs.

After you've done that, you may earn extra entries by doing any of the following (leave a separate comment for each thing you do):

1. Follow @rubbermaid on twitter and tweet about this giveaway
2. Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog via email (see sidebar)

I will choose a random winner on Sept. 15, 2009. Winner must reside in the U.S. or Canada.

To see more Rubbermaid products and read helpful tips and solutions, visit Rubbermaid and their blog, Rubbermaid - Adventures in Organization.


Anonymous said...

I would use these for work as I take my lunch every day.
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Anonymous said...

I think these would be great for picnics!!
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Mary said...

i would store all the fruit i need to make the best sangria ever. and maybe some cheese to go with it.

The Double Dipped Life said...

These would be great for my son's lunches! He's so picky, so it's hard to find foods that will stay fresh.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Thanks for reading, and thanks for being my 200th follower! ; )

ModernMom said...

I would use those nifty containers to help control the number of ziplock bags we go through!!

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ModernMom said...

I'm a follwer!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I'd use them for my husbands lunches everday :)

Jenna Z said...

To pack my OWN lunch! whenever I have errands to run at lunch and don't get to come home to eat, I usually slam back a granola bar and an apple but a real LUNCH would be awesome!

rebecca said...

I'd love to use them for leftovers and for making lunches for my husband!

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Anonymous said...

I would use the take-a-longs for my husbands lunches.

Anonymous said...

I follow rubbermaid on twitter and tweeted:

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog

Anonymous said...

I subscribe by email

Anonymous said...

Love the products!
And I would use them for my own packed lunch :o)

Andrea said...

I would use it for my kids and bring snacks in it to grab easy for a moments notice when those hunger strikes.

What's next said...

I'm a school nurse so I would use them for my own school lunch!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I try to bring our lunches to work every day so these would really come in handy for that!

Gretta said...

With 4 kids & myself all packing lunch everyday, the takealongs would be perfect for any of us to use! Best of all, no squashed sandwiches at lunchtime! :)

Honey Mommy said...

I would use the takealongs for our picnics in the park!

Shannon said...

My husband and kids all take their lunches to work/school... hubby just about every day, while the kids take theirs every single day. So these containers would get plenty of use at my house!


Kathryn said...

I would use them in the lunches I pack!!! 3 boys = lots of rubbermaid!