Lunchbox Challenge and T-Shirt Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, BUT WE ENCOURAGE TO CONTINUE TO SHARE YOUR LUNCH BOX IDEAS! Congratulations CeciMami! Your Salmon Cakes, apples, carrots and Sunbutter lunch was randomly chosen as our winning lunch!


We really enjoyed writing the healthy lunch box post for Sunny at AndLoveItToo – it was an inspirational idea that helped give us the drive for what we hope will be a series.  We thought that since tomorrow is the first school day for our county, it’d be a good idea to post another in our lunchbox series. We assume quite a few families are looking for ideas on what to pack in their child’s lunch box, hopefully this is helpful!

Here’s where we got a little more creative than usual: What we’d love is for you to provide a picture of your healthy lunchboxes. It’ll help and inspire us, but it’ll also reach thousands of people to inspire them as well.  It’ll provide more ideas from a broad range of households.  We all eat different foods, different ways and what better way to share than a collage in comments?  So, here’s what we’ll do… if you follow the following rules, you will be entered to win a t-shirt of your choice from our shop.

The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen from the comments on this post. Those people who have previously commented on the post announcing our t-shirts have already been entered once (thank you!).  You can enter the giveaway by doing the following:

  1. Comment to this post with a photo of your own healthy lunch box (one comment for each photo, post as many as you can come up with!)
  2. Comment to this post with a link to a blog post or other online media where you own rights to a photo with a healthy lunchbox (that is, it’s your created lunchbox and not someone else’s idea)

Now, for some ground rules on what we consider to be a healthy lunch box.  Ideally it’s a Paleo lunch box, but if there’s dairy (Primal) or legumes (gluten-free casein-free) there’s still plenty of inspiration in what you’re offering for readers of this site as well as the gluten-free community.

  1. The lunchbox must be grain-free
  2. The lunchbox must include a vegetable
  3. The lunchbox should be relatively low sugar (shouldn’t be 90% fruit)

That’s it.  Only two ways to enter and only 3 rules apply.  We really want the comment string to be inspiring and full of awesome visual appeal for children and parents to discuss what they want to try out in their own home.

That said – we do show favoritism.  If I see that you’ve gone above and beyond to spread the word on this idea, to get the community excited about feeding our children well while their brains are supposed to be functioning at their best – well, I just might enter you a time or two as a thanks.  If you cross-post those photos or links to Twitter and Facebook, that’s spreading the good food word and we like that.  More importantly, if our boys say that they love your idea so much that they want to try it themselves, maybe I’ll give you an extra entry as well.  I’ll do my best to keep it fair, but I also like to give extra credit.

Lunchbox Challenge giveaway entries end on September 18th at 11:59 EST. The winner will be announced on September 19th.

Alright, to the food – here’s what we packed Cole for his lunches this week!  Cole is so excited to be starting first grade, we spend much of the day making a lot of homemade goodies to have on hand for him to take to school and have when he gets home, exhausted.  It was a wonderful day, spent in our PJs while giggling and licking spoons in the kitchen.  A highly underrated stress-reducing activity!

As you make your lunchboxes this week, snap a quick photo and post them in the comments.  I guarantee you it’ll help someone else who is reading.  Plus, it’ll enter you for a free t-shirt of your choice!  How exciting for your child to win a giveaway with their lunchbox and then get to choose a t-shirt (or, you can take credit and get one for yourself!).

About Stacy

Stacy Toth has written 380 post in this blog.

Stacy is the matriarch of the Paleo Parents family. After beginning a paleo diet and founding in 2010, she lost 135 pounds and found health and happiness for the whole family. The following three years have been a progressive journey with a mission to educate people about nourishing their bodies by eating real foods. Stacy can be found on all forms of social media as @PaleoParents as well as the top-rated The Paleo View Podcast and her two cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur and Beyond Bacon.