With my husband working a 9-5 type routine with his job in the Navy,
I have been slowly trying to find a way to make packing daily lunches an easy and simple thing… especially when he leaves at 5am each morning to get to the base in Lemoore on time!
So when Simple Planet, (the lovely folks that brought the stainless steel water bottle giveaway last month) offered this lunch box for another fun giveaway, I jumped at the opportunity!
About the 57 oz. Nidecker Design Double Decker Meal Kit from Smart Planet
Nidecker Design is a lifestyle performance brand that specializes in family outdoor lifestyle products inspired by Swiss quality, reliability and innovation. Nidecker Design products have been built from the mountains since 1887.
Smart Planet is an internationally renowned source of innovative and environmentally friendly products, and their mission is to help you live a more fun, efficient & enjoyable life. They are an industry leading innovator for novelty electrics, on the go food storage, meal prep, hydration & automotive accessories and they offer a comprehensive full line of products.
Their Double Decker Meal Kit lunch box is great for meals on the go. It is as simple as it gets for food storage on the go – the unit separates your food into two compartments, and it features easy to carry handles with side locking arms.
The one feature that really sets this lunch box apart from the rest is that it has a steam vent and a tight sealing lid. You must remove the lid and separate each compartment before microwaving, but it makes food transportation an easy and compact experience.
The lunch box is available in 4 fun colors and, of course, is BPA free.
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Why BPA Is Pretty Much The Devil
I first learned about Bisphenol-A (BPA) when I was pregnant for the first time and shopping around for the best bottles for my daughter.
What triggered my curiosity and concern was the huge, bold printed assertions slapped on every other baby product that there is “NO BPA!!!” in the bottle / binky / teething toy / whatever.
BPA is basically a chemical found in hard plastics. BPA can also be found in epoxy resins which are used as coatings inside food cans and water bottles. Studies have shown that BPA leaches into foods while they are in contact with BPA – especially foods that are acidic, salty and fatty, (like coconut milk, tomatoes, soup, and vegetables).
BPA is an endocrine disruptor – basically a substance that interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function and elimination of natural hormones. When BPA imitates our body’s own hormones, it is hazardous for our health, with a laundry list of awful side effects. A recent CDC report found BPA in the urine of 93% of adults!! Yikes!
So having BPA food storage is simply a MUST!