Skip Nav
Celebrity Moms
Hearing Jennifer Garner Telling Kids to Go the F*ck to Sleep Will Be the Highlight of Your Day
Daughters
Audi's Super Bowl Ad With a Dad Contemplating His Daughter's Worth Will Give You Chills
Tweens and Teens
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex at Every Age

Creative Lunch Box Ideas

School Year's Resolutions: Lunch Box Makeovers

You've moved from brown bagging munchies to an eco-friendly lunch bag, so now it's time to upgrade its contents! Get out of the everyday sandwich rut and start getting creative with what you pack to sustain your kids.

  • Shape up. Simply changing the shape of the food you are packing can make a big difference. Use cookie cutters to create sandwiches that will put a smile on your lil one's face.
  • Roll it up. Use creative "packaging" to put a sandwich together. Wraps and pitas can add some interest to the lunch box, as can turning an ordinary tuna sandwich into a sushi-style roll.
  • Put it on a stick. String some fruit and veggies onto a stick for a mini-kabob that looks more enticing than fruit in a baggie.
  • Repurpose dinner. Cook up some extra pasta at night and mix it with fresh vegetables and some protein to make a tasty cold noodle salad.
  • Build it up. Put the ingredients for a nutritious sandwich in the lunch bag and allow the kiddos to build their own creation, in the order they want.
  • Make it brunch. French toast and fruit salad can easily make their way into the lunch box for a fun alternative.

 

For some added inspiration, check out these books filled with lunch-bag-ready recipes.

Enter to win a $1,000 wardrobe for your child from Tea Collection!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes
Off to Market: New Lunchbox
Halloween Lunch Ideas
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
Macro Lunches For Weight Loss
Do You Prefer Traditional or Modern School Pictures?
Scrambled Eggs Recipes
Photo: Jon and Kate Gosselin Say Goodbye to Kids on First Day of School
Chores For Kids by Age
Is Your Kid Going to Sleep at the Right Time?
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds