Magazine article Working Mother

Healthy Lunches

Magazine article Working Mother

Healthy Lunches

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Plastic containers. See-through sandwich bags. Cling wrap. It's hard to escape plastic these days, but agrowing body of evidence suggests you should try to. Thaf s because the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used to stabilize many plastic food containers, food packaging materials and water bottles, can leach into your food. The leaching of BPA has been implicated in numerous ailments, from obesity and ADHD in children to breast and prostate cancer. As an alternative, we've rounded up our favorite green containers, lunchboxes and more- so your packaging can be as healthy as the food you put in it.

STYLISH TOTES

1. Keep lunch fresh up to four hours in this neoprene lunch bag, available in many colorful designs (from $22, builtny.com). 2. The . playful Benny the Tiger insulated lunch bag is BPA-free ($9-5°. thesoft landing.com). 3. Jousting, anyone? The nontoxic Crocodile Creek Lunchbox wipes clean with a damp cloth ($15, thesoftlanding.com). 4, Filled with sturdy, reusable, BPAfree food containers, this small lunchbox eliminates packing waste ($38 with containers, lunchsense.com).

REUSABLE UTENSILS

1. These colorful eating tools let you say goodbye to plastic forks and spoons ($5 each, laptoplunches.com). 2, Bamboo sets these utensils apart. …

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