The Best Plastic-Free Lunchboxes For Kids

The battle of the lunchbox is one parents have been fighting for years. From slimy insides to yucky smells to potentially toxic chemicals leaking into food, combating the dark side of food storage has prompted brands like PlanetBox to think outside the box. Made of pro-grade stainless steel, PlanetBox’s eco-friendly, bento style lunchboxes have eco mamas saying, “Yes, please!”

PlanetBox Lunchbox with kids lunch

Getting your kids to eat can be quite the hurdle. Take it from us – we know if a carrot is touching the hummus, then you might as well throw in the towel and keep them home from school because they’re simply NOT EATING ANYMORE.

The struggle is real. You know what else is real? A solution.

Thanks to PlanetBox, we’ve finally found plastic-free lunchboxes that do the perfect job of keeping food separated, fresh and leak-free!



PlanetBox Rover Lunch Box

PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox





Made from pro-grade stainless steel and food-grade silicone, these bento-style lunchboxes are sustainable, non-toxic, dishwasher-safe and made to last a lifetime. With numerous compartments and dipping tubs, they make it easy to serve a healthy, well-balanced meal.

The issue with a lot of mainstream lunchboxes that are currently on the market is that they’re often made with plastics that contain harmful chemicals like BPA, phthalates, lead and PVC. These all contain known endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can wreak havoc on developing bodies. When combined with heat from warm food or heat from sitting in a hot backpack all day, these chemicals can leach into the food that your child is going to eat. No, thanks.

While we love PlanetBox for our toddlers and pre-schoolers, we also love that so many of their options cater for big kids and adults. They even have water bottles for every family member.




Planetbox Rover Tray with Food


PlanetBox Rover Tray






PlanetBox Stainless Steel Water Bottle


PlanetBox Stainless Steel Water Bottle



Available in more colors




PlanetBox Capsule Water Bottle


PlanetBox Capsule Water Bottle


Available in more colors





Now that you have your lunchbox situation sorted, need some lunch inspiration?

PlanetBox has your covered! We recently tested out the below and are happy to report they’re definitely Tot Approved!


Lunch Idea #1 – Totally Tuna!

  • Tuna salad with grapes on sliced cucumber

  • Shredded carrots

  • Pita chips

  • Ham wrapped apples

  • Gummy snacks


PlanetBox Rover Lunch Box


Lunch Idea #2 – Tiny Turkey Wraps

  • Turkey, lettuce, avocado, tomato wraps

  • Mandarin oranges

  • Sliced cucumber

  • Carrot sticks


PlanetBox kids lunchbox


Lunch idea #3 – Snack Attack

  • Blueberries

  • Cheese

  • Popcorn

  • Celery

  • Fig Cookies


PlanetBox Shuttle Lunch Box



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