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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Earth Day, with Zojirushi’s New Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Jars

Happy April, Zo Fans!

Spring is in the air, and we’re celebrating with some seasonal lunch ideas that you can enjoy at your next outdoor adventure, just in time for Earth Day. Looking for the perfect travel companion? Our Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H feature vacuum insulation technology with the highest heat retention in Zojirushi history. This means you can enjoy your hot or cold meals longer than ever! So, whether you’re planning a picnic or having a work day outside, let’s enjoy Earth Day the most delicious way.

Meet the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H
Line up of stainless steel food jars in three different sizes and in beige, green, and blue colors

Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52

We’re incredibly excited to introduce the new Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H because of their unique design, technology features, and their sleek, modern design with a matte finish. Four sizes are available, perfect for taking a quick snack to a sharable meal, and with six fun and unique pastel colors, you will want them all!

The Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 comes in 10 oz,14 oz, and 18 oz capacities and in an earthy Matte Green (-GM), cool Ice Gray (-HL), and in a warm Beige (CM).

Line up of stainless steel food jars in two different sizes and in pink, blue, and brown colors

Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA52H/75H

The Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA52H/75H comes in the larger 18 oz and 25 oz sizes; they are ideal for taking a full meal or a shareable dish with you. It comes in 3 lovely colors, Vintage Rose, Ice gray, and Medium Gray.

Now, let’s dive into the features:

3D rendering of the lid design with small inner compartments and another showing heat movement through the lid

Therma chamber lid designed with small chamber structure inside the lid improves heat retention

We put a lot of effort and thought into the lid design, which is jam-packed with features that improve its performance and make it super easy to use. The revolutionary Therma Chamber lid has small internal chambers that reduce heat loss through conduction. Thanks to this new design, the Stainless Steel Food Jars achieve the highest heat retention in Zojirushi history.

Blue lid separated into two parts

New lid design made with fewer parts for easy cleaning

Ease of use is vital to us and is reflected in the lid’s design. The lid has a new leak-proof* one-piece stopper with integrated gasket (*when used properly according to the instruction manual). It has wider grooves making it super easy to clean every nook and cranny. What’s best is that it is made of only two pieces, so you will never misplace small parts anymore!

Hand unscrewing the lid from a blue food jar

The lid is designed to relieve pressure created by hot foods as it’s opened

Lastly, this lid features a unique design that allows it to relieve pressure created by hot foods as it’s opened.

Blue food jar with the left side filled with fruit and the left side filled with chicken noodle soup

Perfect for taking cold or hot foods with you anywhere

The food jar has a 2-7/8-inch wide opening that makes it easy to fill and eat directly out of it and makes cleaning a breeze.

Blue stainless steel food jar open with a clear view of the stainless interior

Lightweight & compact design takes minimal space while maximizing capacity

As always, our vacuum-insulated food jars are made with durable and sanitary 18/8 stainless steel and a SlickSteel® interior finish that resists corrosion and repels stains. All surfaces that come into contact with food and beverage are BPA-free.

Watch the full product video here to see the food jars in action:

Earth Day Food Jar Recipes

What do you have planned for this Earth Day? Whatever you do, don’t forget to stay energized by packing a portable lunch or snack in your Zojirushi food jar! Here are some of our top lunch ideas for Earth Day (and spring!) that we think you’ll love:

Lunch setting with a light blue food jar filled with a vegetable salad with couscous

  • Adventurous Couscous Medley: With quickly heated onions, carrots, mushrooms, green peas, and seasonings with chicken broth, all combined with couscous, this dish boasts the rich flavor of morel mushrooms with white wine vinegar will leave you wanting more.
  • Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Noodle Soup: The great thing about tofu noodles is that they don’t get soft like pasta when left in liquid for a long time, so they are perfect for soups!

Lunch with a light blue food jar filled with ramen noodle soup and a side of onigiri

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal To-Go in Your Food Jar: looking for a sweet pick-me-up? Oatmeal gives you the carbs and nutrients you need, with the satisfying crunch of your favorite fruits
  • Bean Medley Soup: Warm, flavorful, and hits the spot! Make sure to soak your beans overnight before preparing this savory meal.

What are you looking forward to making and taking in your Zojirushi food jar? For more healthy lunch ideas or lunch ideas for work, visit our recipe database at Zojirushi.com. Share your thoughts, comments, and questions with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer (NS-LGC05)


We’re excited to introduce our newest small-capacity, microcomputerized rice cooker this month!

The Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer (NS-LGC05) is stylishly designed, and has innovative technology and cooking features that make it easy and convenient to use.

This rice cooker’s microcomputer uses advanced fuzzy logic technology to make fine adjustments to cooking temperatures, so that rice cooks perfectly each time. The multiple settings let you easily cook a variety of rice, including white, mixed, sushi, brown, and—for the first time—long grain white rice. Expanded healthy menu options include settings for steel cut oatmeal and GABA brown rice, which soaks the brown rice before cooking for enhanced nutrition. Each of these menu settings can be selected on the easy-to-read LCD control panel, which also has a clock, and delay timer function.


This rice cooker uses a triple heater on the bottom, sides, and lid to generate heat all around the inner cooking pan so that the rice heats evenly. The removable steam vent cap located on the outer lid allows for high-temperature cooking without messy overflows. Once rice is cooked, the rice is automatically kept warm, and the REHEAT cycle brings the rice back to serving temperature when you’re ready to chow down.

Along with these great features, the rice cooker comes with a practical and easy-to-clean nonstick coated spherical inner pan. High-contrast water level lines on the inside of the pan make it simple to read how much water should be added to the pan for the specified amount of rice. The pan and the detachable inner lid are both hand washable, and the clear-coated stainless steel exterior is easy to wipe down after use. The built-in retractable power cord and sturdy fold-down handle make it easy to store and transport this compact rice cooker.

The NS-LGC05 Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer comes in a 3-cup capacity, making it ideal for small kitchens. Individuals and small families can make as little as ½ cup of rice or oats and as much as three cups of perfectly delicious rice. Accessories include a rice measuring cup, spatula and spatula holder.

We know you’ll love this new rice cooker as much as we do, and you’ll be able to purchase it from our great retail partners this month! As always, we’d would love to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment below.


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