Pinterest is filled with back-to-school lunch ideas


 
 

By Samantha Schultz

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As families transition into school mode, parents have shopped for school supplies, prepared backpacks and get those school wardrobes ready. You've probably already prepared your freezer meals and all that's left is to think about how to create lunches each day that your child will be excited about eating. Here are some great ideas to keep lunchtime fresh and fun.

Gear

An insulated lunch box is great to keep foods at the right temperature. With fun patterns and prints, your kids will love choosing their own. If you need to send soup along one day, a thermal insulated container will do the trick and its compact design won't take up too much space in a lunch bag. Stainless steel bottles are all the rage. I love grabbing mine to take on the go

Keep those sandwiches and snacks fresh with reusable snack bags rather than wasting money on plastic baggies you might otherwise throw away. {Giveaway alert} Head on over to my family blog for your chance to win a set of reusable lunch supplies to jazz up your school lunches this year!

Menu ideas

Once you have the cute bag, now you have to fill it with something equally as interesting. It's time to get creative! What about leftover pizza-dillas? My kids also really love when I recreate the sandwich as a wrap or roll-up. This compilation of more than 200 school lunch ideas will help you get through the school year and add variety to lunchtime.

Do you Bento? The concept of the bento box fits lunches into a small square or rectangle. You can create small shapes of cheese, little sandwiches and cupcake liners filled with fruit. You really can think outside the box with what you put into the box.

For even more great ideas to get you through this school year, check out our Pinterest board.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway for your own lunchtime set.

 
 
 



 
 
 
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