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5 Resources for Packing a Better Lunch

5 Resources for Packing a Better Lunch

Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid’s lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration!

Even if you don’t have a kid in school, chances are you need to eat lunch, too. The resources below are just as handy for packing grown-up lunches to help you eat healthier and save some money if you work outside of your home.

Do you feel like you’re packing your kid the same PB&J or hummus sandwich day after day after day? I think that my son might stage some sort of coup if he sees another hummus on wheat with avocado slices and sweet potatoes on the side. If you’re experiencing a packed lunch rut, I’ve rounded up a few resources for school lunch ideas to help you break out and jazz things up!

5 Packed Lunch Resources

1. Fancy Sandwiches

Sandwiches are easy. I like easy. But easy doesn’t have to mean boring! Check out these meatless sandwiches to help you ditch the PB&J.

2. Pinterest

Our sister site Feelgood Style has an awesome Healthy Kids Pinterest board that’s packed with school lunch ideas.

3. Bento Tips

You don’t have to go super elaborate to pack a cute bento lunch. Check out these 5 tips to get you on the bento train.

4. Go DIY

Sometimes just sprucing up the lunchbox can help you get back into the creative school lunch mindset. Try some of these waste-free lunch tutorials and say goodbye to paper napkins, brown bags, and plastic baggies.

5. Consult a Cookbook

Jennifer McCann’s Vegan Lunch Box is packed with inspirational school lunch ideas. Even if your kids aren’t vegan, you can work her recipes into their lunchboxes!

What are your favorite places to find school lunch ideas? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments!

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11:55AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014


1:03AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Thank you!

7:57AM PDT on Sep 24, 2014


2:31PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

Nothing wrong with treating your food with elegance. Helps with appreciation. Thanks.

2:12AM PDT on Sep 6, 2014

Thank you :)

4:45AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

thank you for sharing

1:02PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

One lunch that we used to pack for the girls was rice with veggies and chick peas. This was one of their favourite lunches:))

1:12AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

thanks for sharing

9:31PM PDT on Aug 31, 2014


7:18PM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

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