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June 2013

Laptop Lunch Times: June 2013


In this issue you'll find:










 


 

From Our Desk to Yours

 
 

June 2013  

SUMMER'S HERE!

It's hard to believe, but it's true. We're looking forward to the longer days, the warmer weather, and having the kids around the house once again. We're also looking forward to some time at the pool, hikes in the redwoods, camping with friends, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Of course the kids are busy counting the days till the fun begins... Hope your summer is off to a great start!

   Enjoy!

 


DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!

We're thrilled to introduce our new bistro bento lunch box, featuring a large entree container and two containers for sides. Now available at http://secure.laptoplunches.com/items.asp?Cc=LUNCH_BOX_2%2E0&Bc in two colors: Jazz and Americana. Take a look and let us know what you think!


NEW 2013 BENTO COLORS:

Be sure to check out our two new bento lunchbox color combos and one new bento buddies combo. They’re now available on our Web site at http://secure.laptoplunches.com/items.asp?Cc=LUNCH_BOX_2%2E0&Bc.


NEW BOTTLES!

Stay hydrated this summer with our cool new bottles in glass and stainless steel, just added to our Web store last week at http://secure.laptoplunches.com/items.asp?Cc=BOTTLES&Bc. Love them!!!


SNEAK PREVIEW - 2013 BENTO KITS:

Keep an eye out for our brand new 2013 styles, available July 1st at http://secure.laptoplunches.com/items.asp?Cc=BENTO_KIT&Bc.


TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our "Ten Days of Ten Giveaways" celebration. We really enjoyed all of your creative submissions! We'll be continuing the celebration throughout the year, so be sure to stay connected with us through social media!


From Your Kitchen to Ours

 
 
Work Lunch for Mom

Nina is the creator and manager of MamaBelly's Lunches With Love blog. Check out her Website at: www.mamabelly.com.

"I pack six lunches a day. Everyone, from my husband to my middle-schooler and my preschool daughter, loves this lunchbox. It is versatile enough to fit everyone's appetite and style and it's easy for me to clean and pack. A busy Mom of four could not ask for a better lunchbox!"

This Month's Menus

 
 

ULTIMATE BURGER BENTO

 

 

  • Veggie Burger on a Whole Grain Bun with
    Lettuce and Tomato
  • Green Salad
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Orange Slices


TUNA BURGER BENTO

 

 

  • Tuna Burgers
  • Lettuce and Cucumber Salad
  • Red Pepper Dip
  • Red Pepper and Garlic Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • White Nectarine Wedges

 


Food For Thought

 
 


Photo Credit: Melissa Braun

Spirulina is a blue-green algae, considered to be the most complete food source. It contains over 100 nutrients and all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Spirulina is excellent for weight loss since it suppresses the appetite and contains no carbohydrates or sugars. It boosts energy levels, helps increase endurance, and builds muscle. In addition, it improves recovery from surgery, illness, and chemotherapy. Spirulina helps support the function of the liver, kidneys, and heart.

Spirulina powder can be added to smoothies or blended with water or juice. It provides a quick energy boost between meals. Spirulina tablets and capsules are also available.

Spirulina should NOT be taken by people with hyperparathyroidism or allergies to seafood or seaweed. It should not be taken when experiencing high fever. If you are taking any medications, check with your pharmacist or physician for any known reactions.

To learn more about spirulina , visit: www.naturalnews.com/spirulina.html and for spirulina recipes, visit: http://rawglow.com/blog/2012/05/21/5-simple-spirulina-recipes.

BENEFITS:

  • Supports the Immune System
  • Great Source of Protein
  • Appetite Suppressant
  • Excellent for Weight Loss
  • Good for Building Muscle
  • Contains Essential Fatty Acids
  • Can Inhibit Growth of Cancer Cells
  • Improves Allergy Symptoms

 


Photo Credit: Melissa Braun

Worth Sharing

 
 

BENTO TIP

Smoothies To-Go!! What's better than an ice cold smoothie on a hot summer day? Not much! Keep your smoothies and slushies at the perfect temperature with our insulated Bento Lunch Jar. When you sit down for picnics this summer, you'll be happy you did!


DID YOU KNOW...

You can start growing seeds in a planter pot made from a newspaper and create a sundial out of a garden. HGTV has an online Family Gardening Club with a number of project ideas to help get the kids involved in the garden. Every month they add another easy to follow project. The project for June is a Wind Chime made from terra-cotta pots.

Success Stories

 
 

PERFECT PORTION SIZE

 

ALWAYS 3/4 FRUITS AND VEGGIES

“I wanted to tell you that I love my lunchbox. I ordered it about a month ago and have already lost 4 pounds by using it!  Perfect portion size!!!  Love your products!!!!!”

    -- Tracy, Carnie, MI

“My daughter's class was having a contest to encourage the kids to eat more veggies. I realized I didn't have to do anything different - her lunches in her Laptop Lunchbox were always 3/4 fruits and veggies!"

    -- Jennifer Oettle, Loomis, CA

Contact Us

 
 

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