Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Lunchbox Line Up Australia

Want to see how the new EasyLunchboxes stack up against a couple of tried and true Aussie favourites? Well, the ones from my collection anyway. . . This has been on my list to do for a while, and now that EasyLunchBoxes are available in Australia (affiliate link there), what better time to tick it off my list! So here's visual size guide for you.
 Top to bottom we have
Easy LunchBoxes
Decor Quarters
Nude Food Movers Mini Rubbish Free Lunchbox
Nude Food Movers Rubbish Free Lunchbox
Tupperware Big Luncher
Tupperware Sandwich Keeper Plus
And from above. . .

Lids off/open.


You can purchase a drink bottle with sock to go with the Nude Food Movers. Here's how that fits in the other boxes. I also tried the sandwich saver from the Nude Food Movers in the ELB without any luck.

And for an easy visual size comparison, what a popper (aka juice box) look like in them all too.

Unfortunately those store bought mini yoghurts don't quite fit. The lid can be secured with a band, but you risk the rest of your lunch perhaps not being at its' freshest.

A few other easy visual guides as to the size of the EasyLunchBoxes.

A few of my mini container-stash also got to have a dance with the EasyLunchBoxes. As you can see, some were a little 'two left feet'. If you are planning on using the ELBs remember they are microwave safe! Meaning you can pack a complete microwave meal (including a cold dessert - yippee!) in there. Just remember to remove the elements you don't want heated, or pack the element you do want heated into a removable microwave container. Also, they are not leak proof, so any liquids really need to be sealed in a separate internal container, or packed elsewhere. The mini-dippers are great for yoghurts, sauces, dressings etc and as you can see, fit perfectly! (Top of the 'Win' column)

Want to see how other lunchboxes line up? Check out some of these great posts!



Another Lunch (this one is from 2010)

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Easy Lunchboxes in Australia!

 Have you heard? The number one selling lunchbox on Amazon USA is now available in Australia (& New Zealand)! Well, you could always have bought from the Easy Lunchboxes website like I did, but shipping is exy to say the least. Now you can get a four pack for $25 AUD (plus P&H) My maths is a little rough, but you're looking at less than $9AUD a box, and with flat rate shipping you can shop to your hearts content - or even get together with some friends to combine postage! Where? Affiliate, Little Bento World!

To celebrate I made little Australian (& New Zealand) themed lunch for Miss M. Her jam sandwich cut into a Koala thanks to our CuteZCute Cuddle Pals. It's clinging to a golden kiwifruit tree with a couple of cute little picks and a kiwi spoon.
Can you see the Australia I swirled into the yoghurt? You really have to squint, but believe me, it's there :-)
And I found a packet of limited edition Australia Day Shapes hidden in the pantry- perfect!
Then I realized I'd forgotten to pack a drink, so I used a book band to attach our Nude Food Movers bottle to the EasyLunchbox. And colour co-ordinated green & gold, just because I could!

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Divided Container

Another Flashback Friday. I can't remember when I took the photos of this snack box, but I think it was this year.

This one I remember, and not just because of the giant Take & Toss container of whipped cream :-)
This was my 'take a plate' for Mothers' Group last year. Picklets with a selection of jams & butter. I love going to take-a-plate gatherings on Monday because it generally means I make a giant batch of pancakes for breakfast Sunday, ensuring there's enough batter to make picklets. And then I have the excuse to whip some fresh cream too!

Back to the box! This one comes with some cute silicon cups which I tend not to use, but if you were wanting to super-small your serve you quite easily could. 

This box had a sliced cheese stick, jam sandwich cut with a Cube It and a dried fruit medley. I bought the round ones in the hope I could convince Miss M they were lollies (like Jubes) but she wouldn't buy it. Or eat them :-(

 These photos are from a little more recently (since my computer went kaput). Apologies they don't look as pretty.
 Miss M working on her knife skills helping me pack Honey a snack box for the day. I normally pack lunches for Miss M at night, but more often than not I forget about packing Honey and/or I a snack box if we need it until the morning.
Grapes, cheese Cube-It sandwich and strawberries.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Devil Made Me Do It Slice

I mentioned last week that I'd share the recipe for my 'The Devil Made Me Do It' slice. Problem is, the more I think about it, the less of a recipe there actually is.

You see I was cleaning out & reorganizing my pantry when I noticed a fair amount of out of, and almost out of date 'naughty' things. So I decided to use them all up in one go.

I started by using up some rice flour to make a shortbread (recipe on the box).
Then I enlisted some help. . .  

. . .and made a sort of rocky road with white chocolate (which was heat effected so didn't melt very well), marshmallows, pretzel sticks, gummies, and some peanut butter.
Well, I think that's all I put in that layer.
Then I melted some milk chocolate to spread on top before sprinkling with candy eyes, popping candy and candy covered choc drops.
Certainly not the neatest of finishes, but still.
What do you think? What do you do with goodies you find lurking in your pantry?
Like I said - the Devil made me do it ;-)

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Big Ted's Big Adventure Bento

Miss M had her class photo day last week so I had to make her a special lunch. She loves taking photos and animals so it's no wonder that she's a fan of Big Ted's Big Adventure on ABC Kids. And the perfect excuse to play with my new CuteZCute Cuddle Pals!

This plum jam sandwich with Nutella details was made from the crust of the bread. Not quite Big Ted yellow, but close enough. He's holding his camera made from off cuts and remembered to wear his hat out at the zoo.

He took lots of photos of the animals playing with the strawberries and yoghurt as well as the ones in the cheese, pepperoni and cherry tomato pen.

And a nice serve of milk to round everything out. All ready to pop into our Nude Food Movers.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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