Healthy Brown Bag Lunches

Pack a homemade lunch—for yourself and the kids—made with healthy, mood-boosting ingredients.

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Healthy Brown Bag Lunches



Pack lunch right
Instead of wasteful brown paper bags, disposable cutlery, and paper napkins, upgrade to these eco-friendly options:

BPA-free plastics. It's best to use a lidded container free of bisphenol A and phthalates, which have been linked to certain cancers and developmental problems.
Insulated lunch bags. Like portable fridges, these bags are modern versions of the metal lunch box you used to bring to school. They're essential for hauling perishable foods.
Reusable place settings. Pack a cloth napkin and metal silverware or a bamboo utensil set and you'll stop contributing plastic knives, forks, and spoons to landfill.