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    Jan 6, 2019

    15 Lunch Boxes You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    The thousands of people who are packing these can't be wrong.

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    1. A simple, no-frills insulated cooler bag that folds flat so you can fit it in your tote or purse and not worry about awkwardly carrying an empty pack home at the end of the day.

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    Promising review: "This bag is great. I can pack my lunch, a couple snacks, have plenty of room for the ice packs, and not worry about having to find room in the fridge at work. I just keep it on my desk, and everything stays nice and cold. Plus, it folds up when I'm not using it, so I don't have to find somewhere to put it. It just tucks away in the corner of the cupboard." —AdamJayP

    Price: $7.95 (available in seven colors)

    2. A patterned box that'll stand out from the crowd and features a zippered front pocket, an inner elastic to secure a water bottle or ice pack, and an inner mesh pouch.

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    Promising review: "I love these Wildkin Lunch boxes! They are the perfect size to fit a real water bottle or thermos, sandwich, chips, apples, etc., or a plastic lunch box container. I also bought the EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, Set of 4, Classic and the Fit & Fresh Cool Coolers Slim Penguin Lunch Ice Packs, Multicolored, Set of 4, and they work together perfectly. After three quarters of a year of school, these are still in great shape. I bought the Big Dot Aqua and the Butterfly Garden, and they are both adorable. I would buy again!" —Book Worm Mom

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 41 patterns)

    3. A leak-proof bento box with five compartments perfectly proportioned for the appetites of children ages 3 to 7.

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    Just fill the compartments with different foods, lock it, and send it on its way!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect lunch box for our kindergartener. It holds enough food to fill her, and it is easy to open and quick to access. We were having trouble using multiple containers with her short lunch break — she'd barely eat! We got this to streamline everything, and she definitely has more time to eat more food when it's all in one place. It's well made and is holding up well so far." —brooklyn

    Price: $27.99 (available in green, blue, and pink)

    4. A soft neoprene tote you can throw in the washing machine when your yogurt spills again...

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    Promising review: "I'm a dude. I bring lunch to work every day. I care about aesthetics, and I can never be caught dead carrying a grocery store plastic bag to work to carry my food. This is super well made, aesthetically pleasing, insulated well, and inexpensive. There's nothing more I could ask for in a lunch bag. The neoprene is pretty stretchy, so it expands to accommodate a fair amount of stuff. I also like that it's machine-washable. It's by no means leakproof, but the neoprene is fairly absorbent. I've had some spills but never leaked outside." —hpsky

    Price: $10.11+ (available in 17 colors and patterns)

    5. An insulated box that comes with two compartments, three meal prep containers, two ice packs, and the willpower to stop eating out for lunch every day*.

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    *Okay, the willpower isn't included, but you won't have to go out for lunch or a snack when you fill this baby to the brim with nourishing food to help you stick to your 2019 goals!

    Promising review: "I honestly did not expect to love a lunch box as much as I loved this one when it arrived! I love that it has separate compartments for drinks, and that it keeps them cold too, unlike other lunch boxes that just have the drink compartments on the outside. The size is pretty decent as well and the containers that it comes with are a plus. It's totally worth the buy!" —Laura Daniela

    Price: $28.95+ (available in five colors)

    6. A tote you won't be ashamed to carry around at all — in fact, you'll probably want to show this off to all your friends.

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    It's insulated with a zipper closure and exterior pocket. Plus, it comes with an ice pack.

    Promising review: "This is a very cute little lunch bag. The first day I took it to work, the ladies in my office all gushed over it and wanted to know where to buy one. I love that the ice pack is included. The inside is nice smooth insulation material. It's kind of small inside once you close it though. I put two sandwich boxes inside, and I had some trouble zipping it. My food was cold at lunch, but at the end of an eight-hour shift, the ice pack was fully melted (which is fine — just want to let you know realistic expectations — it's not going to keep a drink cold all day, for example)." —Linda Fox

    Price: $13.37+ (available in six colors and patterns)

    7. A two-tier bento box with three compartments for packing a variety of food, plus reusable utensils so you can continue to do your part to be a little greener.

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    It's made of BPA-free materials that are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. You also get a sealing strap and a recipe e-book with 30 lunch ideas to get you started.

    Promising review: "I am loving this bento box. I bought this for myself to bring my lunch to work, and I am very pleased with my purchase. It works well as portion control, yet it seems to hold quite a bit of food. The box comes with a dividing lid that holds reusable plastic utensils, and the elastic band keeps it all together. The bottom is deep enough that I can set silicone muffin cups in it to keep some of my foods separate, and I have not had issues with them spilling out (but I do keep it upright in a lunch tote). The top portion is shallower than the bottom, but I can fit a stack of three or four crackers without crushing them with the lid. I like that they are dishwasher-safe, but so far I have only hand-washed it." —QueenB

    Price: $14.59+ (available in four colors)

    8. A lunch bag that has freezable gel built into the bag so you don't have to worry about adding an ice pack. Just make sure to put it in the freezer overnight (12 hours) so it's ready to go in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I really like this lunch bag! I didn't want to mess with freezer packs all the time. I found this and decided it would be the perfect alternative. I haven't had any problems with food getting warm too quickly. It rolls up conveniently so it can be stashed in the freezer to refreeze when not in use. My only issue with it is that it's not the easiest to keep clean. If any crumbs fall in it, they're not that easy to get out. I expect this with any soft-sided lunch bag though." —Andrew Robben

    Price: $15.95+ (available in 35 colors and patterns)

    9. A soft lunch kit to help your child show all their friends just how cool of a parent you are for getting one that matches whatever they're obsessed with right now.

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    Promising review: "This lunch box is super cute and good quality. It is soft (I was expecting a hard plastic) and insulated. It appears that it will hold up for the entire school year. Just the right size to fit an entire lunch, including an ice pack and a drink. I would recommend." —Anonymous Customer

    Price: $7.50 (available in 22 varieties)

    10. A ThinkFit bag that will help you crush your food and fitness goals because it's stocked with six portion-control containers, an ice pack, a pill box, and a shaker cup. Score!

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    Promising review: "I've had my lunch box for over a month now. I TRULY LOVE IT. I love the size and the quality. The ice pack lasts for nearly a 12-hour shift. The containers are really great, no leaking, no staining. I have plenty of room for meals and snacks and the zipper pocket holds my vitamins and drink powders, and an extra protein bar or two for super-crazy long days in the ER. I can unzip the main compartment and find what I want quickly without digging (like I had to do with my old cooler-type lunch box)." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $36.99 (available in blue and red)

    11. A neoprene bag designed by artists from around the world to give you something truly beautiful — so beautiful you might want to put it on display instead of packing your lunch in it.

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    This Really Mermaid design was created by artist Monika Strigel from Germany; many of the designs donate a portion of every sale to a coordinating charity.

    Promising review: "I saw a coworker with this lunch bag and fell in love with it so I ordered one for myself! It was delivered two days after I ordered it, and it was perfect for my needs at work. The bottom expands and is roomy enough for several items including a bottle of water. The fabric is rich and vibrant in color and the neoprene keeps my lunch cool and is very strong! I love everything about it!" —Ashsmama

    Price: $18.97 (available in 15 designs)

    12. A chic bag that looks more like a cute purse or tote, if carrying around a big lunch bag just isn't your thing.

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    Promising review: "I've fell in love with my lunch bag. It is very cute and stylish. When it first arrived, I was upset because it looked small, BUT it actually fits more than I thought. I can fit my two Nutribullet cups with three small Tupperware containers OR my two Nutribullet cups and three bottles of water. I pack my lunch at night, so I put everything in my bag and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. My drinks remain cold throughout the day at work, so I'd say this bag is well insulated. I am a satisfied buyer!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $13.99

    13. Or one with an adjustable and detachable strap to help you easily carry it no matter how much food you stuff into it.

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    It also features a front pocket and two side pockets for additional storage.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful lunch bag. It's adult-sized, which is terrific. The insulation works well for hours. There is enough room to carry a few drinks as well as food, and there is an adjustable shoulder strap as well as a handle. And outside pockets. This is just what I was looking for! I loved the first one so much that I bought a second in a different color!" —Colleen

    Price: $13.49 (available in five colors)

    14. A 54 oz bowl with tons of compartments, if desk salads are more your style.

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    This one has a tray for toppings and a container for dressing, so it doesn't get soggy before you eat it — preventing you from the tragedy of a truly sad desk salad.

    Promising review: "This salad bowl is amazing. It's large enough for a deliciously filling lunch, but small enough so I don't feel like I'm bringing my kitchen with me to work. I like the divided area that fits on top of the bowl, which holds my greens down, while also making sure I have enough space for mixing once I'm ready for all items to come together in perfect harmony." —Jo Dangerously

    Price: $14.99 (available in four colors)

    15. A double-deck cooler to help you separate what needs to be warm and cold so you don't end up eating cold chips for lunch again.

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    Plus, it has a front zipper pocket and two side pockets to fit small things.

    Promising review: "This is a big-daddy lunch box! Don’t get this unless you are serious about lunch! This is a double-decker lunch box that is spacious in both compartments. And don’t be fooled by the top compartment. The opening might trick you into thinking it’s small, but I am able to easily fit three water bottles in the top with other candy bars and small snacks, and it still zips easily. The bottom is spacious as well and accommodates all different kinds of Tupperware, even taller ones. The zippers are still intact, plus it's made of durable, quality material. I’ve had it a couple of months, and it hasn’t given me any trouble." —Jwoodall

    Price: $17.55 (available in black, navy, and light blue).

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