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October 2003

Laptop Lunch Times: October 2003

Obentec Newsletter

October 2003





Autumn greetings!

Welcome to the first issue of our mini-newsletter! In this first issue, you'll find:

  • Delicious new sandwich ideas

  • Practical lunchmaking tips
  • America Recycles Day school promotion

  • What works...Success Stories


Sandwich Ideas

#1: Basil Dream

  • Choose your favorite (preferably whole-grain) bread.

  • Spread soft goat cheese on one slice.

  • Spread a layer of pesto sauce on top of the goat cheese.

  • Add a layer of chopped marinated sun dried tomatoes.

  • Sprinkle with pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or roasted cashews.
  • Add a layer of spinach leaves.

  • Enjoy!
#2: Tuna Pocket

  • Cut a piece of (preferably whole grain) pita bread in half.

  • Spread salad dressing on the inside. (Creamy cucumber, ranch and balsamic vinaigrette all work well.)

  • Place a layer of thinly sliced cucumbers inside.
  • Place a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes on top of the cucumbers.

  • Add fresh grilled tuna, canned tuna, or tuna salad.

  • Add shredded lettuce, cabbage, or sprouts.
  • This sandwich tastes great any time of year!

#3: Asian Delight

  • Choose your bread.

  • Spread the special sauce on both slices. (Combine 1 tbs. mayonnaise, a sprinkle of soy sauce, a sprinkle of Asian-style rice vinegar, a few drops of sesame seed oil, and some spicy sambal if you like it hot.)
  • Pile shredded carrots, chopped cilantro, sliced cucumbers, baked tofu, spinach leaves onto the bread.

  • Add sliced jalapenos if you like it spicy.
  • Enjoy the rich combination of flavors.


Practical Lunchmaking Tips

  • Don't forget to pack those leftovers for lunch. Set your Laptop Lunch containers on the counter during dinner cleanup, and fill them up as you go!


  • Get those kids involved! Children can help wash or rinse their lunch containers when they get home from school. It takes only a few minutes, it reduces your workload, and it teaches kids to take responsibility for themselves.


  • Pack lunches the night before and keep them in the refrigerator overnight.You'll have one less thing to think about in the morning.

New School Promotion!

Did you know that November 15th is America Recycles Day? In support of this important educational opportunity, Obentec, Inc. is offering Laptop Lunch products to schools and other organizations so they can reduce trash and earn cash. This may be exactly what you're looking for!

For more details or to print off a promotional flyer, please visit www.laptoplunches.com/schools.html.

For information on packing waste-free lunches, check out the newly revamped www.wastefreelunches.org.


What Works...Success Stories

  • "It took me a while to realize that Laptop Lunches are modular. Now, when I want to pack a large burrito, I leave out the two front containers. When I want to pack one of those bulky sandwiches, I take out the two larger containers. It works great!"
  • "Our community sponsors free beach concerts one evening a week during the summer. They're so popular that parking is at a premium, and we often have to walk quite a distance to the beach. I used to carry our dinner in a large, awkward picnic basket and haul it down to the beach with my cooler, beach chairs, blankets and, of course, the sand toys for my two kids. However, this summer I decided to try something new. I purchased four Laptop Lunch systems instead. Now we each carry our own meal, which stays fresh inside the carrying case. Plus, when we get home, the containers go right into the dishwasher. The kids (ages 6 and 9) can easily carry their dinner and a few sand toys, and my husband and I can enjoy the leisurely walk to the beach!"

Do you have a success story to share? Email it to us at [email protected].


November Issue

Holiday lunches, zesty salads, and stay-healthy travel tips!


Comments, questions, concerns? Please email us at [email protected].

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