School Lunch Ideas {Five Favorites}

5 Favorites, Food, Lunch / Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

School is just around the corner and I’m trying to prepare as best as I can to get back into the school routine – without going too crazy. This year I’d like to do a better job with making/providing better lunch options.

The lunches at school are good and not terribly expensive but when you have more than one child it is definitely more cost effective to make your own. Making our own lunches also offers a great opportunity for the kids to learn how to make their own lunches and how to do a little work to save money.

For today’s Five Favorites, I’m sharing –

5 Favorite Make-Your-Own School Lunch Ideas

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This year we bought new lunch box containers – The Sistema Klip It Lunch Cube

I also heard great things about the Ziploc Divided Rectangle Containers

We went with the Sistema Klip It Lunch Cube because they fit into the kids’ lunchboxes better and I think it might do a better job at keeping food in but we’ll see. As long as the kids don’t put their containers sideways it should be ok…

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With the new lunch containers, I’m planning on mixing “bento lunch” ideas with the classic “lunchables”. I’ve been going pin-crazy searching for fun DIY Lunchables ideas that I’ll share with you now.

30 days of lunchbox recipes: No Repeats!

School Lunch Box Ideas
Cute tortilla roll-ups – and healthy too!

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School Lunch Roundup!

School Lunch Fruit Kabobs
I love the Fruit and Sandwich Kabob idea!

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Healthy School Lunch Ideas
Again, LOVIN’ The Kabobs ideas and the muffin cups for cute & easy food separation.

I might have to go looking for fancy Toothpics and pretty silicone muffin cups !

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Lunch Made Easy: 20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids!

Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas
We get so tired of sandwiches every day – these are great non-sandwich ideas to get you thinking out of the box.

What do you pack in your kids’ lunches?


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