Mighty Nest Lunch Gear Review and Giveaway

mighty nest giveaway by ecokaren

When Green Sisterhood gave away a set of kids lunch gear from Mighty Nest in August, I was jealous. I thought, “How about us grown up kids? ” And since I didn’t win the giveaway, I bought a set for myself. I just had to.

If you read my last post on “How to make California Roll“, you can see my bento box, the insulated food jar and a snazzy lunch bag I bought. I love the set! Don’t you?

bento lunch set from mighty nest for ecokaren

I love packing my own lunch when I travel but the containers I had were not exactly “portable.” They were heavy glass and I’ve been looking to invest in some lightweight stainless steel containers. Also, I had a 25 year old Thermos; you know, the classic red and beige plastic on the outside and glass on the inside one? It needed to be retired. So I went to Mighty Nest’s lunch gear section to shop and oh boy, was I in heaven. When did Thermos grow up to be so chic? There were so many sleek models! And no plastic! Not only that, Mighty Nest had so many modern, bright colored, über eco-friendly, and sustainably sourced bentos, utensils, water bottles, lunch bags, etc….oh my. I wanted to buy them all! There were so many; it was so hard to choose!

Mighty Nest

mighty nest logo

Mighty Nest is a perfect place to go to “Find healthy, safe, and non-toxic products”. They take the guessing game out of your purchasing because they already did the research in what chemicals you need to avoid and why it’s important to buy products that are BPA-free, lead-free and phthalate-free. They also give you daily tips, advice and insights on non-toxic living. It’s a great place to research what to avoid but also to buy your toxic free products for your family. I’m NOT getting paid to say that but I have to tell you how I love companies like Mighty Nest where I can just go to buy something without worrying about whether it’s healthy for me or not because they save me time from doing the leg work. When I was at the Natural Products Expo over the weekend, I talked to many companies who said that they didn’t sell to just ‘any’ companies but they love companies like Mighty Nest because everything sold on their site are eco-friendly and geared toward conscious living! Whoa! I felt like they read my mind and knew that I was going to host a giveaway from Mighty Nest! I haven’t told Mighty Nest about that…don’t want their egos to get too big, you know? ;)

Anyway, When I bought my lunch set, I loved it so much that I contacted Mighty Nest to see if they’d offer the set as a giveaway….because I think you will also love them! And of course, they said, “Sure! Anything for you Karen!“….Ok, not exactly, but you get the picture.

Mighty Nest Lunch Gear Giveaway

So, look at what they are offering for this giveaway.

mighty nest giveaway by ecokaren

From the top, clockwise.

  • Insulated Lunch Bag (Saffron) is made with recycled plastic bottles and keeps my food cold for hours. It has a large inside pouch for utensils and the sturdy strap helps me carry water bottles and Thermos without worry. It’s totally a grown up style and it doesn’t make me look like I’m borrowing my children’s lunch bag! – $24.95
  • Stainless Steel Food Container (Slate)- Besides the obvious reusability and lightweight stainless steel material that does not leach chemicals into my foods, I love the lid. The lid closes very tightly so its leakproof but it’s easy to open! You know how frustrating opening tight lids can get! – $14.95
  • Thermos Vacuum Insulated Food Jar (Purple) – What an improvement since the ugly plastic ones with glass insulation. This food jar kept my miso soup and Ratatouille hot for hours! According to the description, it keeps hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours! I didn’t test the cold yet but I can see how this double insulated food jar can keep foods safe from outside temperatures that long. I absolutely love it! I love the wide mouth too so I can to get the large piece of veggies out of it and easy cleaning too! – $26.95
  • Bamboo RePEat Utensil Set (Pumpkin) I had mine for years but you’ll love this set of reusable bamboo utensils. The utensils are not the wimpy small sized but big enough for adults and school aged children. And the pouch is easy to clean. Just wipe it or throw it in the washer with your laundry. – $12.95
  • Sweat Free Ice Pack (Slate)- I didn’t buy this ice pack but I wish I had. I had my own ice pack gel but it was not sweat free. There was a pool of water in the bottom of my new lunch bag when I packed my lunch for the Natural Products Expo. *Groan* This “sweat-free” ice pack would have been so much better! So you are lucky they are offering this nice ice pack for the giveaway. – $9.95

How awesome are they? So enter today for a chance to win this awesome set worth $90! Giveaway ends on October 7th 12 AM EST. Remember only the email subscribers can enter the giveaway so sign up for future email updates. With the holidays around the corner (GULP!), I have a lot of great giveaways coming up! If you are already a subscriber, just leave your email address you used to sign up on the first giveaway method. As with all my giveaways, your information is confidential.

By the way, just in case you missed my California Roll video, watch this video so you can make it and carry it in the container when you win! –> How to make California Roll. Oh, one of the readers asked if you can use something other than seaweed (I know; it does take getting used to) and I recommended lettuce leaves or rice paper. They would work too.

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Comments

  1. Louise Sherman says

    It’s a shame it’s so expensive to be ecologically responsible!

  2. ecokaren says

    Louise, sad truth but I still rather spend my money on ecologically responsible items such as recycled plastic material (lunch bag), reusable utensils, stainless steel rather than petroleum derived plastic material and single use disposables. But they will become cheaper because of our demand. :)

  3. AdrienneKirschner says

    I’d love to try these glass straws! http://mightynest.com/shop/reusable-gear/utensils-straws/decorative-dots-glass-straw-set-4-or-6

  4. MarthaLipold says

    I would love to win this giveaway.  I take my lunch every day to the school lunchroom.  As the science teacher, I’d love to model such responsible behavior!
    I would love to have http://mightynest.com/shop/reusable-gear/food-containers/leakproof-food-containers/clicks-medium-stainless-leakproof-conta

  5. Alicia Land Voorhies says

    You know what a stainless steel fanatic I am, Karen – so I’m freaking out over the Clicks Leakproof Containers!

  6. ecokaren says

    You would LOVE this set then. I love the bag and the whole kit-n-caboodle. And everything fits inside perfectly and more room for fruits and snacks.

  7. Lilhu says

    Each component of this Lunch Gear giveaway package is a worthy prize in and of itself. I appreciate the little reviews of each item. I love the stainless steel containers. I’m currently using Pyrex containers, but they’re not leakproof (and fragile!) so I think it might be time for an upgrade, maybe with a couple of insulated containers too. :) Also very intrigued by these stainless steel straws! http://mightynest.com/shop/lunch-gear/utensils-straws/bent-stainless-steel-straw

  8. says

    nsuefrank I love stainless steel popsicle molds! I reviewed a set awhile ago with recipes! They make great functional popsicles for kids when they are sick. Great choice!

  9. says

    Lilhu I have glass ones and wondered about SS. I’m always afraid that food would get stuck and I wouldn’t be able to see it but I guess if you wash throughly, it would get cleaned. Besides, not breaking them would be good too.

  10. Danielle Porter says

    I would love to try the Unbleached Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags by http://mightynest.com/shop/brands/if-you-careSKU: 25026 :5

  11. berlygirlmaui says

    The 16 oz stainless steel King jar with spoon. 
    I love that it is leak-proof and sweat-proof and the spoon folds out. 
    This is the perfect size: large capacity, but compact too.

  12. MaggieSwansonMoody says

    I would so love to win these. I am working on switching everything to eco-friendly choices.

  13. Kellyck says

    I really like the lunch sethttp://mightynest.com/shop/kid-essentials/lunch-gear/lunch-boxes/butterfly-waste-free-lunch-set

  14. Rachel K says

    I would love to try some of the stainless containers – especially once our kids are in school. I always worry about glass clunking around in lunchboxes so the stainless would be great for that problem!

  15. jbennett820 says

    i’d love the glasslock bowls. they are perfect reheating things

  16. AndieHansonSlonecker says

    The kids have cute lunchboxes, but this looks perfect for me.  I love the thermos!

  17. SaraDaniel13 says

    I would love to try the stainless steel round containers for snacks!

  18. trix15cat says

    I love, love, love the lunch gear! I just went on the Mighty Nest site and saw so many goodies!! I especially like their sandwich bags. 
    Thanks for the site info and great giveaway!!

  19. spanishlady1490 says

    I’d love to have the insulated steel containers from Kleen Kanteen!.

  20. Amber Lee Capps says

    Found this giveaway on Pinterest through MightyNest!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  21. Oneblonde says

    I would love the purple dandelion cooler bag, Classic Glass Water Bottles with Silicone Sleeve, 22oz byhttp://mightynest.com/shop/brands/takeya and  Sipp Vacuum Insulated Purple Travel Tumbler by http://mightynest.com/shop/brands/thermos, and Sipp Vacuum Insulated Purple Food Jar, 16 oz by http://mightynest.com/shop/brands/thermos.  My daughter would love the pink giraffe double decker bag.

  22. DebbieBernstein says

    Wow!  Such cool stuff.  I’m headed over to Mighty Nest to shop now.  I suspect I’ll buy for myself instead of my kids but hey, that’s ok too, right?!

  23. CasandraPeet says

    I would love to try all the lunch gear! This is so fantastic and handy!

  24. JillSvirida says

    I love these items! I’m going to be starting to pack my husband’s lunch soon so he will eat healthier and greener during the workday and we’re hoping to invest in some of these things! :)

  25. ToriWhitmore says

    As a nurse, packing my lunch is an important step in keeping those cafeteria and fast food pounds off!

  26. AlisaBilousPotashnyk says

    I would love the stainless leakproof containers and the glass straws! But heck, I would love every single piece! With four kids needing lunches the cost of being green really adds up, but it’s worth every penny! Thanks for your inspiration!!! :)

  27. kittenyum says

    I like small sauce containers. and small spice containers….keeping pepper (which I like a lot of on some things) in a tiny ziplock doesn’t keep it well or long.  I use wide mouth thermoses , but only have plastic ones…that’s probably bad!!

  28. kittenyum says

    Oh, I like the sandwich wrappers!  THis is my first time participating–still catching on (sorry for my inept post a few minutes ago)

  29. lemonslush says

    I would like to try some of the sandwich and snack bags, like the one here: http://mightynest.com/shop/lunch-gear/snack-sandwich-bags/lunchskins-reusable-sandwich-bag-blue-bike. I keep wanting to make some myself, but haven’t found the time!

  30. SoniaHernandez says

    My kids love California rolls! I think its time I make them again. They love eating toasted nori as a snack. Really liking the stainless steel leak-proof bento box!

  31. inventivecreative1 says

    Oh, I’ve always wanted a Bento box!  This looks perfectly self contained.  And after a recent spate of allergy/sinus and anemia related illnesses, I have been even more conscientious about choosing products that are made with non-toxic/sustainable materials.
    The only little thing I would add is a small container for any condiments/dips/sauces that a person wishes to keep separate.
    I love this set, though.  Nest is Neat!
    -D.E.

  32. agarciah822 says

    I love, love, love, love everything about this lunch package, especially that it is plastic free!! Yay!!

  33. MamaArndThHouse says

    I would love to try the reusable sandwich bags. Those bicycle ones are super cute!

  34. kristenjoshua says

    I like all the stainless steel items…boxes that are leakproof, food jars and even straws!

  35. amanahan says

    Oh man..those dip/condiment containers are the bomb!  I hate putting a few teaspoons of ranch dressing in a giant container for my veggie sticks.  These would complete my lunch gear needs.

  36. ErinBartlett says

    I would like to try the Stainless Steel Food Storage containers. Love that it has a stainless steel lid instead of plastic. http://mightynest.com/shop/reusable-gear/food-containers/stainless-steel-food-containers/stainless-steel-food-storage

  37. carriedempsey11 says

    I’d love to have this set! I use a small cooler as my lunchbox now, with an ice pack that leaks as it thaws, and I’ve always been curious about the bamboo utensils! Love that the bag is recycled plastic bottles!!

  38. Buffy says

    I love the bamboo utensil set, but think my kids would prefer the stainless steel spoon and fork set

  39. Adrienne Frederick Kirschner says

    Such a great giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

  40. Jennifer Dester Schwindt says

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Auriette says

    I’d love to have theClicks Medium Stainless Leakproof Containers, Set of 2 by Lunchbots. I’d love to have a crush-free container for taking a sandwich to work.

  42. says

    Hmmm, I’m interested in the leak-proof container as I have not had much luck with reusable containers being leak-proof. I’d also love an insulated thermos.

  43. NicoleHaley says

    I’d love to try the snack taxis http://mightynest.com/shop/kid-essentials/lunch-gear/sandwich-snack-bags/organic-cotton-cars-reusable-snacksandwich-bag

  44. cbairhalter says

    I would like an insulated thermos or any of the stainless steel food containers.

  45. Robin Whittaker Morgan says

    Having a difficult time finding how to leave a comment. Hope this is the way! I’m looking for a fairly small, reusable, insulated drinking container that I can send raw milk to school for my kids lunch. Any ideas??