For the Love of Spaghetti

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With all the pasta choices out there, good old fashion spaghetti is often overlooked, so this week we decided to share our love for one of our favorite noodles. Served hot or cold, spaghetti tastes great and, in moderation, is a great way to give your body the extra energy it needs to get through the day.

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Valentine’s Giveaway

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Tell us what you LOVE about Laptop Lunches by commenting on this post on our Facebook page by 11:59pm pst 2/14/15 and we’ll enter you to win one of the upcoming Bentology Box Sets shown here.

The Box Set includes 4 leak-proof, translucent, microwave and dishwasher safe containers that can be used on their own or in one of our Bento Boxes.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Free shipping on gift only within the contiguous U.S.
  • Winner must be 18 years or older.
  • Only one entry per person
  • Winner will be chosen by random.
  • Winner must claim prize within 72 hours of notification.
  • Void where prohibited.
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Beating the Winter Chill

Beating the Chill

In an effort to keep ourselves warm from the inside out, over the weekend we made a big pot of chili, which we’ve been recycling for lunches. Whether it’s warm or cold, chili is such a comforting food that it quickly takes the winter chill away.

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Enter to Win a Bentology Lunch Box!

G25-fruit-salami-cheese-veggies-blueberries-cucumber-stars-pretzel-mix(2)Change is in the air here at Laptop Lunches! To go with our cool new Bentology lunch boxes, we’re getting ready to freshen up our newsletter content as well and we need your help!

Comment on this Facebook post by 8am pst 2/9/15 to let us know what kind of info/content you’d like us to share and we’ll enter you to win one of the first Bentology lunch boxes! 

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Free shipping on gift only within the contiguous U.S.
  • Winner must be 18 years or older.
  • Only one entry per person
  • Must comment on FB post by 8am pst February 9, 2015 to be entered.
  • Winner will be chosen by random.
  • Winner must claim prize within 72 hours of notification.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.
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The Perfect Work Lunch

The Perfect Work Lunch

Delicious tasting, perfectly filling, low calorie, quick and easy to make – this lunch has absolutely earned its name and reputation as an office favorite.

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Super Snacking

Super Snacking

The Superbowl is this weekend, so today we’re super snacking! A little salty, a little sweet; a little healthy, a little treat! Go team!

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Making Lunch Time Fun

Crust-less bear sandwiches, happy eggs, sweet picks and fun shaped fruits and veggies are all packaged together and ready to help you make lunch FUN!

Watch our creativity tools in action below.

 

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5 Easy Steps to a Clean Lunch Bag

Kids are hard on things, especially when left to their own devices. Case in point – the mound of backpacks and leaking lunch bags that get thrown onto the dirty carpet at my son’s after school care – Yuck!

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Just a few months into the school year and he’s got holes in his backpack dirty carrierand his lunch tote looks like this (doesn’t smell too pleasant either):

… and who knows where the grime came from – I’m sure it was him but that carpet is highly questionable!

When it comes to lunch tote grime, there are a two options:

  1. Buy a new one
  2. Get cleaning!

If you choose to throw up the white flag and get a nice, new, clean and pretty lunch tote, click here.

If, however, you choose to fight the grime, we’ve got some suggestions here:

For deep down stains, you may need to pre-treat. You can use a mild detergent or make your own stain remover by mixing a little baking soda and vinegar together (1tbsp baking soda + 1/4 cup vinegar).

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After enjoying the fun of watching your mixture fizz up, grab your sponge and get scrubbing!

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Now that your deep down stains are taken care of, it’s time to do an overall clean. Here you’ve got two options:

Run it through the dishwasher – Put it on the top rack, turn off the heat boosters, and let your machine do it’s thing.

— or —

Fill a tub with warm, soapy water. I like to add a little vinegar to help alleviate the stink.

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Give it an extra overall scrub and then let it sock for about 30 minutes.

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Once it’s done soaking, wipe your carrier dry with a towel and then open it up and put it out in the sun so that it can dry completely.

If, after drying, your carrier still has a bad smell, drop a few of your favorite smelling tea bags inside of it, close it and let it sit over night.

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In the morning, be sure to take the tea bags out before you send the bag off with your little one – otherwise, they may think you’re a little cuckoo (I learned from experience).

Now you should have a crisp, clean, nice smelling lunch bag that you’re not afraid to touch. Keep the cleanliness up by wiping the bag with a damp towel at least once a week and always allowing it to dry completely after spills.

If your carrier is still looking a little sad or smelling a little bad, purchase a new one today!

 

 

 

 

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Easy Lunches

Easy Lunches

Think bento lunches have to be complicated or fancy? No way! A simple sandwich lunch like this is super easy to make and tastes great no matter where it falls on the cute scale. Of course, if you want to have a little extra fun, be sure to check out our creativity tools (click on menu for the link).

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Peanut Butter Party

Peanut Butter Party

Got a peanut butter lover on your hands? Make their day with this bento lunch which features a peanut butter banana sandwich and apple peanut butter “cookies” – Yum!

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