Healthful Living: Packing a Lunch

{this contest is now closed} Congrats to Meredith for winning this eco-friendly giveaway! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

While it’s not exactly glamorous, most days I pack a lunch for work. Knowing exactly what I’m putting in my body each day gives me peace of mind from a food chemical perspective and a calorie perspective. It’s much easier to loose or maintain weight when you know there are no hidden fats in your meal. The fact that a brown bag lunch works in favor of my bank account is nice too 😉


I try to pack myself a variety of small bites to nosh on throughout the day- hummus, crackers, a hard boiled egg, and some fresh veggies usually power me through. I hate that 3pm crash that you can get if you eat too heavy of a lunch so I try and limit meat and carbs.

The lovely folks at MIRA were kind enough to send me a set of two small stainless steel containers to review and offer a set to giveaway!

I’m so glad they did; because now that I have these little containers I’m cutting back on the plastic zip-locks I use for my lunches every single day. Having these reusable containers now makes me realize just how much waste I’m adding to the earth by using (and throwing away) two bags a day.

The containers are the perfect size for lunch time grazers like me. The lids stay on tight so you don’t have to worry about spills and the plastic is BPA free, keeping us safe from poisons.


To win your set of Mira BPA Free Snack Containers (retail value $12.99) leave me a comment here sharing what your go-to lunch items are.

Additional ways to enter:

– Like Blog- The New Black on Facebook (and leave a comment telling me you did so)

– Tweet with the following ’ I just entered to win a set of BPA free snack containers from @nadinenocero, enter here:http://bit.ly/11Oy7so #giveaway’ (and leave a comment telling me you did so)

The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Monday, April 29th at 8pm ET.

Good luck and happy snacking!

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