Millions of us bring our lunches to work or school every day, leaving behind a trail of plastic baggies and paper sacks. In addition to potentially exposing your food to BPA and other chemicals, disposing of all that single-use products isn’t a nice way to treat the planet. That’s where using a stainless steel food container can save the day, making lunch much more eco-friendly. sent us a LunchBots 16 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Food Container to check out, and having never used one of these insulated containers before I was pretty psyched to give it a try. The one they sent works with both hot and cold foods, has a screw-on watertight lid with a food-safe silicone seal, and is dishwasher safe. It won’t ever rust and with proper care should last you many, many years. Think of how many plastic baggies something like this could replace!

To test it out, we prepared a picnic yesterday with the main course being organic, free-range chicken. In order to ensure the food you pack stays warm, the directions state to fill it with hot water for a few minutes before use. We did that, cooked and grilled the chicken, and put it in the container to take with us to the park.

Here’s what the container looks like in action in my kitchen:

Well over an hour after we packed up our goodies at home, I opened up the LunchBots container. The chicken was nearly just as hot as it was before we had left and tasted delicious. I am sold on these containers, imagining bringing cold fruit on hiking trips and hot soup on winter treks. Will definitely have to pick up a few more in the very near future.

And here’s the cool part – Reuseit is offering up one of these containers to a lucky reader of Revmodo! All you have to do to enter is email Lisa here at Revmodo three different soup recipes than can be served either warm or cold. Her email is and be sure to get those entries in before midnight EST Thursday August 9th. Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received and will be notified by email.

Good luck and big thanks to Reuseit for the giveaway!