SnackTAXIs: Back to School Special

SnackTAXIs are a fun way to reduce your use of plastics. Invented by a Massachusetts mom who packs over 500 lunches a year, just one of these washable, reusable, colorful bags can eliminate an average of 1,000 (!) plastic bags over it’s lifetime.

They come in two sizes, Snack and Sandwich, and a wide variety of patterns and colors (including some very pretty Pucci-esque paisleys for grown-up users), and are completely machine-washable. The Snack size is just perfect for a pile of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies.

Check out our selection of fun colors and patterns at Linden Hills Natural Home.

Klean Kanteen


You like water, right? Clean, cold, pure, thirst-quenching water?

But not out of a plastic bottle.

So get a Klean Kanteen, made from stainless steel. The company is awesome, too. We ordered some bottles from them, printed with our logo, and they gave us the most exceptionally good customer service we could hope for. The bottles were delivered in time for a big special event and they looked great.

Laptop Lunches


Laptop Lunches have been getting lots of buzz in the past few months. Ever since they were featured in the Star-Tribune’s “Green Holiday Gift Guide” back in December, they’ve been a steady seller at Natural Home.

These non-toxic easy-care lunch kits are a great option for kids (and grownups) that take the waste out of a portable meal.

Laptop Lunches is a California-based and mommy-owned company. Check their blog for the latest info on new products and great suggestions on how to cut waste, save money and pack healthy meals to go.



Innobaby’s Keepin’ Fresh line of food storage makes packing a lunch or a diaper bag a snap! Small containers with easy to open air tight lids are perfect for small hands to maneuver and yet won’t make a mess in your bag. Their most recent offerings include bento-type boxes and sippy cups with stainless steel interiors and attractive exterior designs.

Sassy Knitwear


Living the Sassy Life
By Kathy Gerhardt

The tag on the children’s clothes at Linden Hills Natural Home reads in part: “Superb comfort. Inspired design from organic and recycled fabrics…this is what fashion should be. This is Sassy Knitwear.”

Designed and hand-sewn by Molly O’Brien, these clothes are not only sassy, but smart, too: smart in design, smart in comfort and smart in that they are created and delivered with as little impact to the environment as possible.

Mimi the Sardine

Lunch Bag

The Center for Environmental Health recently sent out a consumer advisory, alerting parents to the possible presence of lead in children’s vinyl lunch boxes or bags.

Because it is not possible to tell by appearance whether a vinyl lunch box may contain lead, CEH is advising parents to avoid buying vinyl lunch boxes altogether as we cannot guarantee they are lead free. You can test vinyl lunch boxes you already own using a hand-held lead testing kit, which is available for purchase at Linden Hills Natural Home.

Mary Meyer Fuzz That Wuzz

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Fuzz That Wuzz What were once plastic bottles are now cuddly toys! Introducing Fuzz That Wuzz! The outer fabric and the stuffing are both high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% recycled plastic PET bottles

Speesees Organic Cotton


San Francisco-based Speesees makes great, fun, Fair Trade and certified organic cotton clothing for babies and toddlers.Besides being good for the planet, these soft snuggly garments are great for babies’ sensitive skin. The animals depicted on the clothes are almost as cute as the kids who wear them!