Easy & Nutritious School Lunches

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
9:00 am
09/26/14

Photography by James Kicinski-McCoy

Now that the kids are back in school, we parents have become accustomed to packing their lunches early each morning. And while we try to make sure we provide our offspring with a healthy, well balanced, mid-day meal, it’s pretty easy to get stuck in a sandwich-rut. When things aren’t interesting, the kids will eventually get bored and return home with full lunch boxes full of wasted food—and they’ll be missing out on a big portion of their daily nutrition. So, we’re hoping to inspire a week’s worth of kiddo-approved lunches with these six healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make lunch boxes below. Think outside the brown paper sack, mamas, and give the kid’s a meal they’ll look forward to!

And, while we’re on the topic of school lunches, check out our post on 20 Lunch Boxes We Love!

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6 comments

Alexandra

Love this feature – these are sure to be the envy of the classroom lunch!

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Alexandra
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Lizeth

Love these ideas! I have a toddler at home with a big appetite – I’ll be using these ideas to leave him a lunch while with his babysitter. Thank you for sharing.

Katie K

I think I’m a rare breed, but I actually really love making my son’s lunch and I take great pride in providing him with healthy meals that he enjoys. These meals here look similar to ones I pack my son. I honestly feel like having a compartmentalized lunch kit like the one above makes putting together the daily meal much more fun and simple. It also makes eating lunch simpler for kids when they have everything at their fingertips instead of havibg to open multiple containers/wrappers. We use a PlanetBox and it’s fantasti! Other parents at my son’s school are always asking me about it. You should check them out on Instagram for more lunch inspiration.

Katie Anderson | Modern Eve

My daughter is only 8 months, but already eating finger food. I’ve been sending her to Mother’s Day Out with a PlanetBox bento box and I love it. It makes it so easy and simple!

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Kathy

What is the name of this stainless steel divided lunch container that’s featured?

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