Yumbox Review – Are Yumbox Lunch Boxes Worth The Money?

We’ve been focusing recently on ensuring the meals we make for the kids are healthy and nutritious and part of that is an overhaul of the lunches they take to daycare. So we were very happy to do this Yumbox Review.

Yumbox Review

I researched online and came across the Yumbox Lunch Boxes at Biome, a fabulous store offering products that help you live a waste-free, toxin free and ethical life. These three factors are so high on my agenda, especially after my breast cancer diagnosis.

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A Pink Yumbox

I’ve seen a few of the other kids using bento box style lunchboxes and loved how quirky they looked. They’re such a lovely way of making lunchtime fun for little ones.

We’ve been looking for the perfect lunch boxes for the kids for a while now and I was so inspired when I read my friend Kylie’s Yumbox review post. Kylie blogs at Kidgredients which is all about kids food and lunch box ideas – go check her out if you don’t already as it’s such an inspiring site!

Yumbox Lunch Boxes really are the ultimate kid friendly bento style lunch box.

They have separate compartments for each food group which is helping me give them a balanced meal. The key food groups are fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. There’s even a little extra section for a treat or dip.

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About Yumboxes

These boxes are also perfect for road trips as well as daycare. The interior box is easily removed which makes cleaning the boxes very easy to do. They’re 100% BPA free, Phthalates-free, CPSIA and FDA compliant.

They measure 21.5cmx15cmx5cm and weigh 600g.

Using the Yumbox Lunch Boxes is really helping me get the portion sizes right for each of my kids and we’re really trying to waste less food but still give them a balanced meal.

Here’s an example of what I’ve been sending them to daycare with:

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An example of the lunches my kids take to day care.

My kids are loving using these lunch boxes and my 3 year old daughter particularly feels very grown up using hers! I’ve also started putting sultanas into the little middle section as a sweet treat.

Do let me know if you’d like me to post more ideas on lunches for kids.

We got them in Rosa Pink and Aqua Turquoise – they’re so pretty!

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About Biome

I love Biome‘s commitment to sourcing products that meet their environmental and ethical criteria which is so aligned with my own mission. They have helped me make easy choices when it comes to purchases for the family as they’ve done the research for me and I trust them.

You can visit Biome online or at one of their stores in Queensland. So you can shop their huge range 24 hours!

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Disclosure: Biome kindly sent me these Yumbox Lunch Boxes in exchange for my honest Yumbox review. Links above to the Biome website are affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I get a small commission but this doesn’t change the price you pay.

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  1. sarah fairley
    2nd October 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Carrot and celery sticks and hommus

  2. Michelle
    2nd October 2016 / 8:10 pm

    My kids like hummus and carrot/cucumber sticks n their lunchboxes

  3. Amanda S
    2nd October 2016 / 7:46 pm

    My son loves olives so I often do a cherry tomato and olive mix. I love Mediterranean style dishes.

  4. Charissa N
    2nd October 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Blueberries are the ideal food to pack,
    they’re a powerful antioxidant snack!
    Sweet and juicy… incredibly yummy,
    very healthy for little ones’ tummies.
    Perfect size for small fingers too,
    and they love the colour, that vibrant blue!

  5. Jacoba Evans
    2nd October 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Cheese, cherry tomatoes cut in half, homemade muesli slice.
    I’ve added some watermelon that I dice.
    Orange segments, apple too,
    There’s no end to easy snacks you can do.

  6. Kristina S
    2nd October 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Fruit, often comes in it’s own packaging, bright & colourful and the perfect amount of sweetness to appease my kids.

  7. cheryl m
    2nd October 2016 / 5:18 pm

    mini ham and cheese scrolls

  8. Alison H
    2nd October 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Carrot sticks! I always have them handy in my fridge and they are simple and fast to put in the kids lunchboxes.

  9. melanie whittle
    2nd October 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Carrot sticks they love them every time
    gives them something to crunch a gives me piece of mind

  10. Katherine F
    2nd October 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Funnily enough, raw salad/veges. Our son’s favourite foods are carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes, he’d happily eat them every meal if we let him :D

  11. Karla Oleinikoff
    1st October 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Apple slices cut into shapes. The kiddies tell a story with them while eating them. Lots of fun to be had!

  12. Kelly Arnold
    1st October 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Hummus is a god send – with crackers, carrot sticks, pita bread… So versatile and tasty – and kids love anything they can ‘dip’ no?!

  13. Eva Kiraly
    1st October 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Fruit, We are a family of fruit nuts but we do have a variety of all foods!

  14. Monica S.
    1st October 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Zucchini Slice…protein, veggies and good fats that fuel their busy day.

  15. Kelly Ryan
    1st October 2016 / 9:27 am

    Homemade slices, so much variety and is always the envy of their classmates!

  16. Rebecca Tompsett
    1st October 2016 / 12:05 am

    Homemade beetroot dip, colourful and delicious

  17. 30th September 2016 / 10:21 pm

    My ab-fav lunchbox filler is Veggie Rice Paper Rolls – colourful and fun, the kids devour them and they are sooo easy to make. Thing 1 (9 going on 19) and Thing 2 (8 1/2) loves making their own too – which means it is less work for me to do and it teaches them valuable life skills.

  18. Shannon Wotton
    30th September 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I love making healthy home made cookies for the kids lunch boxes. My favourite are carrot, zucchini, apple and chocolate chip!

  19. Wendy Sutcliffe
    30th September 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Mandarin segments! She thinks they are lollies!

  20. Faye-Murray
    30th September 2016 / 2:04 pm

    I help home school my autistic grandsons.
    Being fussy eaters, lunch can become a war zone but we encourage them to give ‘Peas’ a chance !

  21. Anita A
    30th September 2016 / 12:01 am

    I love to add in the homemade blueberry and banana muffins we make together. No added sugar, just fruit, chopped dates and cinnamon for sweetness.

  22. Maria P
    29th September 2016 / 10:48 am

    Chicken and veggie rice paper rolls are delicious and easy to eat.

  23. Elisabeth Martins
    28th September 2016 / 3:31 am

    They are tasty, colourful and healthy.
    The kids just love them.

  24. Laura Scriven
    27th September 2016 / 4:34 pm

    My homemade muffins are yum,
    Plus making them together is fun!

  25. Kylie B
    27th September 2016 / 8:32 am

    Fresh organic fruit is always my kids favourite lunchbox snack. From kiwi fruit to bananas they sure love their brain food.

  26. Sharon Markwell
    26th September 2016 / 1:39 pm

    My kids just love celery, the more the better, which I find quite amazing.

    26th September 2016 / 1:17 pm


  28. 25th September 2016 / 9:31 am

    I am pretty boring I just add really easy things like pieces of cheese or cherry tomato. I like to make the lunch boxes look as colourful as possible!

  29. Mikaela C
    25th September 2016 / 12:13 am

    Carrots and celery cut into sticks,
    go perfect with some hummus dip,
    greek yogurt and some fruit,
    to give their brains an energy boost!

  30. Amanda
    24th September 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Ham and Cheese Muffins…….they think it is like cake, although only I know better!

  31. jeanette latter
    23rd September 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Fruit fruit and more fruit.

  32. Laureneve
    23rd September 2016 / 10:45 am

    A winner for my kids is little wraps with cream cheese and grated carrot.

  33. Linda Hynson
    22nd September 2016 / 8:59 pm

    carrot and celery sticks:-)

  34. 20th September 2016 / 8:47 pm

    My daughter loves fresh berries in her lunchbox. Blueberries and raspberries are her favourite! She also loves a fresh wrap with ham, salad and hummus.

  35. Jess F
    20th September 2016 / 8:53 am

    Blueberries our our daughters favourite. I’m considering buying farmer direct as we go through them by the bucket load! Meanwhile the wallet loves how they are in season!

  36. Samara McRae
    20th September 2016 / 7:35 am

    I make a healthy musli slice. My favourite thing to add as my son thinks he is getting a treat, when really they are super healthy and packed full of goodness.

  37. Sarah T
    19th September 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Blueberries! I tell my son they are pirate treasure gemstones. He also loves the taste!

  38. Stacey Shailer
    18th September 2016 / 10:19 pm

    My kids love sushi, or zucchini fritters with tzatziki dipping sauce, or a chicken and salad wrap as their main item, plus fruit, rice crackers and snow peas/cucumber sticks.

  39. Jacqui
    18th September 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Pumpkin, carrot and cheese muffin, with a tomato, cucumber, mushroom, lettuce, fresh lemon juice on a whole grain wrap and corn flake biscuits and fruit of the season

  40. Brandy (lynn w rafflecopter)
    18th September 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I love adding snap peas. Sweet and healthy.

  41. Anna T
    18th September 2016 / 9:03 am

    My kids just love my home-made spinach pie, or “Spanakopita” in Greek. I omit the layers of filo & butter & opt for a healthier shortcrust pastry instead. It is packed with flavour & nutrition & is always a winner.

  42. Debra
    17th September 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Pizza scrolls with lots of hidden vegies, they’re too delicious for the kids to realise they are healthy

  43. Benjamin Travia
    17th September 2016 / 1:56 pm

    A wholegrain sandwich in the shape of a face; cucumber eyes, tomato mouth, carrot lips, celery nose and, if I’m feeling artistic, quinoa freckles.

  44. Nichole McKee
    17th September 2016 / 7:47 am

    Little healthy sangers made with love but with a twist because we use these cute shaped sandwich cutters, and the kiddies just gobble them up instead of them going to waste.

  45. Rachel K
    17th September 2016 / 2:24 am

    A sticky note message for a healthy mind on their sandwich! A funny cartoon or saying I know will put a smile on their face.

  46. Kim M
    16th September 2016 / 11:25 pm

    My daughter used to love carrot sticks x

  47. Laura S
    16th September 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Fruit because it’s healthy, sweet and easy to eat!

  48. melanie
    16th September 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Hidden fruit in cakes
    Miss 6 fussy fussy

  49. Sarah Armstrong
    16th September 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Carrot sticks with vegemite, sounds yuck but is oh so yummy

  50. Lora
    16th September 2016 / 12:27 pm

    bacon and egg frittata muffins

  51. Kristy F
    16th September 2016 / 12:19 pm

    One likes fruit the other likes carrot and cheese and the littlest of them all is easy to please with anything healthy.

  52. SonyaS...
    16th September 2016 / 12:18 pm

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and the bugs at bay!… Simple…Healthy, nutritious & delicious!

  53. May
    16th September 2016 / 12:13 pm

    My son loves Apple as a snack!

  54. Tess Howard
    16th September 2016 / 11:06 am

    They get bored so easily, there is never one food that keeps them happy. Instead we focus on what is in season and fresh….go pick our own fruit nearby or grow or own veggies. They have variety and learn about seasonal goodness.

  55. Tanene
    15th September 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Homemade cereal bars are always a hit and theyre so simple to make :)

  56. Glenda Smith
    14th September 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Slices of fresh apple that have been dipped into lemon juice to stop them from oxidising with a small tub of smooth peanut butter to dip the apple slices into.

  57. Kim
    14th September 2016 / 12:55 pm

    The kids love making and eating homemade vegan friendly fruit roll ups! Pure fruit and our dehydrator create lunchbox magic that’s healthy and kid friendly!

  58. xzavia green
    14th September 2016 / 11:49 am

    I classify healthy as nothing artificial and no preservatives. As real as I can with the least amount of packaging. I’m not always perfect but do my best. The kids love a tuna salad or homemade humus with vegetable sticks.

  59. Ashley Beech
    14th September 2016 / 10:57 am

    Carrot sticks; they love them,
    doesn’t take much effort to prepare
    and cheap!

  60. Jody Smith
    14th September 2016 / 8:03 am

    Tahini, sultana and sunflower wrap

  61. Heidi Tyack
    13th September 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Fruit & Vegetable shapes! all home chopped & nothing baked!

  62. Tia Kaluder
    13th September 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I love making small wraps, cut into circles and berries/watermelon squares.
    My daughter loves that every day. variations between sandwiches and wraps and seasonal fruit, and/or crackers hommus and cheese.

  63. adrienne harries
    13th September 2016 / 7:49 pm

    fresh fruit is the best
    the choice she makes above the rest
    strawberries, watermelon and orange too
    Along with sandwich, crackers and a muffin will do

  64. James Riddle
    13th September 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Apart from fruit, I like to treat my girls to a homemade mix of popcorn, sultanas, dried apricots and figs!

  65. Susannah
    13th September 2016 / 4:07 pm


  66. Kasey Evans
    13th September 2016 / 2:33 pm

    When ripe I always add home grown sugar banana’s to the kids lunch boxes, they’re the perfect size for small hands & taste amazing!

  67. Sacha Pech
    13th September 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Shredded vegetable fritters; they’re so delicious, and colourful the kids don’t even know they’re eating vegetables! Mwahahaaha.

  68. Jean Rutherford
    13th September 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Fruit cut up so that it is easy to eat. Our favourite fruit is pineapple and it carries well.

  69. Tracey Drescher
    13th September 2016 / 12:53 pm

    My kids love Boiled Eggs as a snack in their lunch box. Easy to cook and full of protein for them

  70. 13th September 2016 / 12:12 pm

    We’re very lucky as Master 5 loves pretty much everything. But carrot is always popular, both in his lunchbox and as a snack at home. Which is great, as when he snacks on a carrot, so do I!

  71. sarah
    13th September 2016 / 11:34 am

    Home made sausage rolls are a lunchbox hit in this house. I get the kids involved by getting them to grate vegetables, mix the chicken mince and roll out the sausage rolls. It’s fun and the kids don’t complain about the grated vegetables, as they’re too proud of what they’ve made.

  72. Paula Harris
    13th September 2016 / 7:04 am

    Apples in the Winter and they love frozen oranges in Summer

  73. Preeya Rook
    13th September 2016 / 6:31 am

    Hi Mim, my favorite lunch snacks are strawberry and cream cheese or cheese and apple sandwiches. I am such a huge fanof Biome too. Eco friendly and great designs, local (Qld) and great value. Thanks for sharing your review of Yumbox

  74. jody buhagiar
    13th September 2016 / 6:22 am

    Lots of seasonal fruit, but it has to be cut into wedges :)

  75. Sheena Grey
    12th September 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Carrot sticks & smoked salmon

  76. Tracy Nixon
    12th September 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Carrot sticks and a houmous dip!

  77. Susan B
    12th September 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Hummus and salad rolls always go down well.

  78. ange
    12th September 2016 / 7:49 pm


  79. Ellie Apostolopoulos
    12th September 2016 / 7:12 pm

    I always put a piece of fruit in there

  80. Anthea Cornish
    12th September 2016 / 6:21 pm

    cheese triangles are great,
    cherry tomatoes and sultanas
    Healthy treats are essential
    to help my child learn and play.

  81. Sonya
    12th September 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Grapes I love adding it to their lunches because there they don’t go brown like apples, don’t collapse in a heap like peeled kiwi fruit or mandarin and there’s minimal preparation involved. It’s always the first thing they’ll gobble up because they love the sweet grapey explosions in their mouth! I could get the same effect with blueberries (which they ADORE!) except they’re not good for my budget!!

  82. Charlotte L.
    12th September 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Carrot and cheese,
    Oh yes please!
    A pot of mixed berries,
    Can’t forget cherries!
    Sliced cucumber and rice cakes,
    Little preparation is all it takes!

  83. Ern
    12th September 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Cheese, they love it.

  84. Nicole kent
    12th September 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Hummus, carrots, celery and more
    All the things my girl adores
    Frittata, wraps and rice cakes too
    Keeps her full the whole day through.

  85. Julia Mason
    12th September 2016 / 2:21 pm

    We love Mango Cheeks in our lunches. When we cut the slices across both ways, and the cubes pop out! Unfortunately only during the summer months! So cold, yummy and fresh, the best.

  86. Annelies
    12th September 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Ohhhhh, I have been looking at these for a while. I’d love to try it out!

  87. Michelle
    12th September 2016 / 2:14 pm

    A delicious range of homemade dips
    Served with sesame seed biscuit strips
    Or fruit kebabs, they look divine
    The kids’ favourite fruits all in a line
    And simple cherry tomatoes and squares of cheese
    Are a welcome favourite and certainly please!
    Sticks of cucumber, or mini feta pies
    Are some healthy snacks this mum supplies!

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