These super clever and useful lunchbox hacks will make packing nutritious lunches for your kids fun and easier all year long.
Ending our lazy days of summer and going to back to routines, homework, packed lunches, and early mornings is never fun, but it happens every single year (for now).
We are hopping back into the school this year with some creative and quick lunchbox hacks. These lunchbox hacks will take the stress out of lunch packing and help you plan and prepare fun and nutritious meals for your kids.
Back to School Lunchbox Hacks
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My daughter’s eyes lit up when she saw these silly faced sandwiches from I Heart Crafty Things. These silly faced sandwiches are sure to put a smile on your child’s face at lunchtime.
Everything tastes better on a stick right!? Deconstructed sandwiches from A Latte Food (not pictured) turned a boring lunchtime sandwich into something fun that your child will quickly devour. Use cookie cutters and and fun shapes to make skewered sandwich like Super Healthy Kids.
My Kitchen Escapades and Kids Activity Blog used a sponge as an ice pack to keep school lunches cold. Cheap dollar store sponges fit perfectly in a Ziploc bag.
My kids often request Lunchables. These DIY lunchables from Momables make for a healthier option.
Happy Home Fairy creates a lunchtime surprise by wrapping the contents of their lunch in wrapping paper. You could also pick out a special treat to wrap. This would be fun to do on their birthday.
With each new hack added, I keep thinking this one is my favorite, but this ketchup and mustard hack from The Krazy Coupon Lady is pretty clever.
This chalkboard lunchbox from Scissors and Spatulas is so creative! This hack brings back memories. My oldest was a huge Thomas the Train fan…as in slept with his trains every night for two years.
Surprise your child and put a smile on their face with a fun lunchbox note. Lots of holiday themed notes as well.
Live Simply has everything organized into storage bins to make packing faster and more efficient. This is a great way to get the kids involved in packing.
This superhero cheese from Toddler Approved will put a smile on your superheroes faces.
Add a cute little note to your child’s fruit like CakeWhiz or use a toothpick to write a secret note on their banana that will appear as the day goes by (not pictured).
Fruit cups can make such a mess when opening. I love this fruit cup hack for draining the juice from a Modern Family!
My kids love eating apples, but not so much when they start to turn brown. Home with Real Food solves this problem by adding a rubber band to keep the apple fresh. Mommy Style suggests soaking your apple slices in water and lemon juice to keep them from browning (not pictured).