~I received U-Konserve samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
This is it…I am officially a mom in the big leagues…my oldest child is starting kindergarten. I want her to have an awesome school year and one of the ways I can help is by packing her a lunch that is healthy and tasty. Lunch is her chance to replenish her energy so it is all up to me to pack the right things. I am actually kind of excited to become one of those moms that pack a more waste-free lunch and U-Konserve is a company that sells a wide variety of items to help me make that possible.
U-Konserve is a company that was all started by two moms who were distressed by the amounts of waste created each day in their children’s lunchroom. I have to say…way to go moms! Their non-toxic and durable products are BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead free.
Besides selling a wide variety of reusable products individually you can also purchase a waste-free lunch kit that includes a recycled cotton sack, cloth napkin, 13 oz. food grade stainless steel beverage bottle, food kozy wrap, two 18/8 food-grade stainless steel leak proof 8 oz. containers and a recycled aluminum name tag. I like that with the kit you everything you need to pack up a healthy lunch for your kids.
My daughter is already excited about her first day. I have put a name label on each piece in the set because this will be the first time she will be responsible for all her own things. As you can see from the scale next to a kindergartner, the bag itself is plenty big with lots of room for food.
This summer they have 17 new reusable food-storage products being released. They have a new glass with silicone sleeve collection that is safe for both the microwave and dishwasher. The glass allows for you to microwave it and the silicone allows for better gripping. This glass/silicone pair looks absolutely perfect for storing leftovers so they can be easily reheated the next day. It comes in 13 oz. and 36 oz. in eggplant or slate colors. I am most excited about the new 20 oz. glass bottle with food grade silicone sleeve and stopper. I need something like that for my everyday water I drink all day long at my desk.
Also in the new lineup is 11 of their best sellers but with fun and bright neon colors! This neon collection includes 16 oz. leak-proof stainless steel containers, 16 oz. insulated food jars, reusable snack bags and sustainable bamboo utensils. With so many colorful and stylish options you are sure to find a few colors even picky kids wouldn’t mind using.
I am not one of those super crunchy moms, instead I am a mom that wants to do a little better and be a little greener every day. I can say I will still be buying pre-packaged food from time to time and that is completely okay. Every time I do use re-usable packaging it still helps out the environment. U-Konserve is great for those school lunches but of course they are great for adult lunches too! Going for a waste-free lunch can be something the whole family can do together! Helping the environment can be fun and in the case of U-Konserve it can be really cute too!
Coupon Code: 10% discount on their website with code BLOG10
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