We know, it's hard to believe, but it's back to school (and back to work!) time already. For most of us, that means time to pack a lunch and head out the door. As fellow lunch-packers, we are on a perpetual hunt for the perfect green to-go boxes. Here are our top three faves for this fall.
1. PlanetBox Stainless Steel Lunch Box, $34.95 to 59.95 at PlanetBox
It's got five compartments inside, so you can secure every nosh you might want to snack on during the day. And on the side, get the "Little Dipper" and "Big Dipper," two round tins made for dips, sauces, and dressings. They have thought of it all. And the box is simply adorable, so it's got our number one vote.
2. ECOlunchbox Three-in-One, $22 at ECOlunchbox
This layered lunchbox set features three rectangular boxes that fit inside each other, so they are easy to transport while keeping your foods separate. And if three is the magic number for your lunches—a sandwich, a side, and a dessert—then this is the choice for you.
3. Happy Tiffin Small 2-Tier Tiffin Lunchbox, $16.50 at Happy Tiffin
If you aren't yet familiar with Happy Tiffin products, you have to check them out—chic, sleek, and made for all occasions, they are the premier green food container company. The 2-tier lunchbox series is ideal for day meals. It's small, keeps foods snug and air-tight, and has a nifty handle so you can proudly tote your eco-lunch around the office.
What lunchbox are you toting back to school (or work) this month?
Kimberley Stakal is a professional food writer, recipe developer, and culinary consultant in Los Angeles, California.
(Images: PlanetBox; ECOlunchbox; Happy Tiffin)