Keep it Together with the LunchBlox™ Kit!

The kind people at Rubbermaid sent me a new LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit.
It’s a set of BPA-free containers that snap together, so you can efficiently use the space in your lunch box or bag.
There is a Blue Ice™ pack to keep everything chilled.
It’s convenient and much more organized than tossing everything in my bag (as I used to do).

Some of my favorite healthy foods to pack in the LunchBlox™ Kit are
–Jicama, carrot, and celery sticks
–Spinach/hummus wraps
–Fresh blueberries
–Whole grain crackers
–Greek yogurt dip with basil

I would love to get one for each of my family members!
You can find all the details at
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?Prod_ID=RP092020

Happy lunching!

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

My grandma always made oatmeal cookies when we went to visit her in Connecticut.
The kitchen would smell heavenly when we stormed in to give her big hugs.
I’ve never been able to replicate the deliciousness of her warm cookies—and now, as a mom but not yet a grandmom, I don’t seem to have time to bake my own cookies as often as I would like.
I was excited to try Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies!


I won’t try to convince you that they are as fantastic as my grandma’s cookies.
You can tell they are store-bought, not homemade…but that’s like comparing apples and oranges. As far as packaged cookies go, they passed my tests.
I loved the texture; the kids loved the taste.
I appreciated fact that they are made with Whole Grain Quaker Oats; they are low in fat (6 g per serving); and they are a good source of fiber.
The kids liked the “plumpy” raisins.

I had no trouble devouring an entire cookie, but a single package is actually rather large for a child.
So, you might want to split one between two children.
Aside from that, I was pleased with the product and look forward to trying the other flavors—Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Almond, Cranberry & Yogurt, and Banana Nut.

You can find Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies at most major retailers. Suggested retail price: $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies.

When I’m a grandma myself maybe I’ll have more time to bake big soft cookies, but for now I’ll lean on Quaker for a bit of assistance!

(disclosure: a complimentary Quaker cookie sample was provided to me by Influenster for testing and review purposes for the Mom VoxBox).

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler—Review & Giveaway

Earth Day is coming up, so there will be lots of attention in the media to eco-actions we need to take.
Recycling, though, is something that should be a year-round, daily habit for all of us.
Having the right tools makes this easier!
The kind people from the Rubbermaid Team sent me a new Hidden Recycler to review.
The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler is meant to hang inside a cabinet door, so you can keep your recyclables out of sight. Appropriately enough, the Hidden Recycler is made of recycled material. When the bag is full, you can lift it off the hinges, take it out to the recycle bin, machine-wash the bag if desired, and put it back on the hinges.

More product details found at:
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?Prod_ID=RP092016
• Hinged lid attaches to cabinet door with over the door hooks or screws
• Bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin
• Bag is machine washable
• Comfortable handle for transport
• 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs
• Great for single stream recyclers
• Great for apartment living

My take:
It was very easy to follow the assembly instructions; the material is sturdy; and the recycler hangs securely out of sight as promised.
It’s a much better option than leaving an unsightly open bin out in the kitchen!

You can purchase the Hidden Recycler from Rubbermaid for $17.59
and watch an interactive product demo on the site:
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatName=shoponline&SubcatId=ShopOnlineWasteTrash&Prod_ID=RP092016

OR you can WIN one from this blog!
Rubbermaid will kindly ship the giveaway prize to my winner if they are in the US and Canada.

There are up to 3 ways to enter. I will choose one winner at random from all eligible entries.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry and put your email address on each comment so I can contact the winner.
1. Follow both me @rkosully http://twitter.com/rkosully
and Rubbermaid @rubbermaid http://twitter.com/rubbermaid
on Twitter . Include your Twitter handle in this entry comment.
2. Follow both me and Rubbermaid on Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/robinosully/
http://pinterest.com/rubbermaid/
Include your Pinterest name in this entry comment.
3. Give me a +K on Klout in Health or Creativity
http://klout.com/#/rkosully/topics
Post that you did this to Twitter and include the time stamp details on your comment for this entry.

Thanks—good luck to all!
Winner will be selected and notified April 22
(Happy Earth Day!)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Hidden Recycler from the Rubbermaid Team to review for this blog post.

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UPDATE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!
The winner has been contacted & verified–Congrats Sue B!