100 lb. Club - ok so lunch boxes....any recommendations

03-05-2007, 01:55 PM
OK, so at the end of the month my office is moving. I bring my lunch to work every day because my major trigger is eating out...so I just don't do it...not to mention it saves a ton of money! I've been ok thus far to just pack up my Tupperware and throw it in my bag then put it in the fridge when I get to work...well the new office is going to be a lot smaller and there will be no fridge there, my boss and I are thinking about getting a mini fridge for our little office space but that won't be happening right away. In the meantime I need to invest in some sort of lunch bag to keep my food for the day in. It needs to be durable, keep cold food for at least 8 hours and be of good size as it will often carry 2 meals and snacks for the day(I have a 3 hour round trip commute to and from work on public transportation and often have to stay in the city for night events so I like to be prepared) . I don't need anything with containers since I have a billion of them already. I'll probably need something that also has a shoulder strap option.
Does anybody have any recommendations on lunch totes?

03-05-2007, 02:05 PM
YES! Igloo Polarmax Maxcold sold at Target. I'm on my second one as I wore out the first and had to search all over to find it again. Big enough for a healthy choice full meal to lay flat in. I bring breakfast, lunch and two snacks in it every day.


It's on the Target website for $12.99

03-05-2007, 02:25 PM
That's cute! I'll look for that at my Target.

03-05-2007, 03:14 PM
This is the other one i was looking at was this one


03-05-2007, 03:30 PM
I have a little no-name insulated cooler bag I picked up at our local grocery-department store. (I should have gotten the next size up - big salads don't fit!)

If you eat yogurt, I've found a great way to keep my food cold is to freeze my yogurt, then nestle my fruit up next to it. :) It has the side benefit of changing the yogurt's texture so it's a lot creamier. Regular yogurt takes on a similar consistency to the custard-style - but it's still LF or FF!

A side benefit of the cooler bag is that my food doesn't pick up weird odors from the science experiments in the communal fridge.