Since my Lunchbots Cinco arrived I have been spoiling myself with fancy lunches! Now I’m not going to lie, clearly I enjoy packing lunch so “fancy” isn’t really a stretch for me! To be perfectly honest I find preparing food quite relaxing and it doesn’t take much to get me to kick it up a notch! It is a great creative distraction that gives me instant gratification.
Today’s gluten-free lunch contains:
- A salad of steamed asparagus, strawberries and feta cheese
- Orange and pink grapefruit wedges halved
- Celebration Medley Trail Mix by Second Nature (view allergen policies here)
- Perdue Honey Roasted Chicken Shortcuts
- Salad dressing pictured in Lunchbots Dips Condiment Container (chose your favorite)
How do you feel about packing lunch?
I am a definite fan of Lunchbots containers. As a matter of fact, I own 4 of these containers in various configurations. It would be 5 but unfortunately one of my sons lost a lunch one day and along with it my container. So when I discovered that Lunchbots recently released several new containers I thought, now is the time to make it 5 again. It is only fitting that it would be the Cinco, right? You bet I hopped online and ordered one!
Late last week I discovered the package by my garage door. I knew instantly what it was and could not wait to check it out! You see, I was just going crazy with curiosity to see the new larger containers! Now that I have had a chance to use it I am happy to report the 5 reasons I love the Lunchbots Cinco!
1. It is 60% bigger!
It is large, 60% larger than the previous Lunchbots containers! This lunchbox holds a lot! So whether you have a hearty appetite or are packing to sustain you throughout the day, this lunchbox will have you covered.
2. More compartments, more variety!
Five whole compartments! Your head will spin with all the thoughts of what you could pack! If you are or have a picky eater then the Cinco will do the job keeping everything separate! OR there are so many other things that extra compartment can be used for! Need an extra compartment to hold your dip or sauce container? Yep! Want to pack a cloth napkin? Yep! Want to pack a small treat? Yep! Condiment packages? Yep! Lunch box note? Yep!
3. It is still dishwasher safe!
The fully stainless steel container and lid can both go through the dishwasher cycle with no problem. This is awesome because none of us need another hand wash only item, right?
4. It is still made of durable, re-usable Stainless Steel!
You will be able to use this container endlessly! I can attest to the durability of the Lunchbots based upon my use of their other containers! The stainless steel also assures us that we need not be concerned about BPA or phthalates leaching into our food.
5. So stylish!
So grown-up but it works for kids too! For work, play or anywhere in between the Cinco is the perfect food companion. I think you could put just about anything in the shiny stainless steel compartments and it will look good!
NOTE: The Cinco is not watertight and is best used with dry foods unless you can assure the container stays upright!
What’s for lunch? The lunch pictured in this post contains:
- Caprese salad with just a splash of olive oil and balsamic
- Boneless BBQ Chicken on spinach (yes, we eat it cold)
- Cucumber slices
- Minneola Orange wedges
- Pecan and dried fruit mix
Finally do note that although I have been fortunate to work with Lunchbots in past times, I purchased this container at the full retail of $27.99. I know it will be worth every penny! All opinions expressed are my own and I was not compensated in any way for this post!
Somewhere around age 20 or so I got my first “professional” job. I began working as a receptionist and have worked since then throughout administration, finance, customer service, sales and marketing. For the past 7 plus years I have been employed as a Sales & Marketing Specialist for the same corporation. In all this time, I have come to realize as so many ensconced in Corporate America have, that the concept of a lunch “hour” is mostly fictional.
Often times when you are part of a scaled down staff, pressed with a heavy workload and tight deadlines you are truly lucky to even get a 15 minute “mental break” at your desk. The reality is often you end up eating and working because you feel obligated and pressured to do so. This is the expectation of the salaried employee after all, right? We can all only hope that we are doing what we love on our quest for that regular paycheck! I look around my cubicle city every day and know I am not alone! How about you?
That is of course, you eat and work if you were smart enough to bring your lunch! So yes, this is the way it is, even for me. I admit I slow down a bit and perhaps have a little less focus while I eat but I keep going!
Type, type, bite, type, type, bite!
It helps to have really great food in times like these. A lunch that is easy to eat and packed with nutrition to keep you going and make you feel like a company executive whether you are or not! A lunch that will almost make you feel like you did have a lunch “hour”! OK maybe that is a stretch but I guarantee you will feel better after you have a proper lunch!
I have nicknamed my lunch featured in this post the “Executive Lunchbox”. Packed in my beautiful stainless steel Lunchbots Trio like a gourmet, catered meal ordered in.
This lunchbox is full of variety and contains:
- 3 Veggie dumplings purchased in the sushi department of my local grocer.
- Sugar snap peas
- Colby Jack and Wisconsin Cheddar cheese along with veggie crackers
- Kiwi, sliced nectarine and 1 whole strawberry
- Served with low sodium soy sauce on the side
Do you have a heartier appetite? The Lunchbots Trio is now available in a larger “adult” size which is 60% bigger.