My devotion to eco-friendly lunch gear is unshakeable. A precarious tower of locking glass containers of myriad shapes, sizes and colours dominates an entire kitchen cupboard. And I never, ever leave the house without a water bottle. I’ve found two new products that I’m smitten with, helping me pack, store and transport my kitchen creations in a responsibly chic way.
I’m delighted to share this lunch gear review care of UncommonGoods from Brooklyn, New York. They’re a company that focuses on sustainable, unique lifestyle items for you and your home. UncommonGoods is stocked with holiday gifts to satisfy the epicure in your life, as well as curated collections of stand-out surprises for men, women and kids.
I don’t know if you heard, but I adore lunch. Preparing a favourite recipe, like this squash stew, and packing it to go makes for a midday meal that saves me time and money, while being far healthier than take-out (no 3 p.m. crashes, please). Even if you cobble together a mini-meal from leftovers in your fridge, you’ll benefit from a homemade lunch.
The Lunch Pot by Box Appetite, based out of London, UK, brings not only an extraordinarily charming name for a company, but a BPA-free, durable, airtight, stackable solution to the classic stainless steel tiffin boxes. The two containers resist spilling, are microwave and dishwasher safe, clean in a snap and store easily with the small pot fitting snuggly in the large pot. I’ve packed carrots and hummus, as well as muesli in them, too, so they’re not just for entrees.
Now, onto the beverage. But first, I must confess that I’ve been using the same, extremely embarassing, very beat-up hot pink water bottle for a few years now. I figured it was time to upgrade.
The Flavor Infuser Water Bottle has an optional perforated cylinder, which you may employ to infuse the water with citrus, berries, ginger, herbs or one of these thirst-quenching recipes. Furthermore, the insert helps to reduce food waste; I stuck in a few remnant orange peels (which I would have discarded) and a few fresh bay leaves for a seasonal steep. Infusing your water really ups the ante on the presentation to boot.
These items, with their aesthetically pleasing minimalist vibe, are perfect gifts for the workmates you share your lunchroom with, parents on the run, meal-prep aficionados, healthy eating devotees and day trippers. If you’re stuck in a lunchtime rut, check out the kitchenware and food storage solutions from UncommonGoods.
Get a jumpstart on the new year by resolving to pack your lunch more often in 2017, made even easier and more beautiful with the right equipment.
Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with UncommonGoods and I received compensation for my participation. All opinions are my own.