Cool Carriers: These fun lunch bags and boxes are both stylish and functional.
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Keep it Organized: If your kid can't stand it when his peas touch his pasta, then this segmented lunch box is the way to go. Plus, the compartments make planning a well-balanced, portion-controlled meal a breeze.
Eco-Friendly Find: It looks like a standard brown bag, but this special tote can be used again and again. It's insulated, tear-resistant, and leak proof.
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Stylish Stripes: An adorable zebra is sure to add some zip to your child's midday meal. This fun lunch box comes with a buckle handle that attaches to any backpack, so your little one won't ever forget her lunch!
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Practical Pick: All of the necessities are taken care of with the Packit Personal Cooler. It's BPA-free, made of durable polyester, and can keep items cool for up to 10 hours.
The Main Event: With options this good, you'll never have to worry about your little ones trading their lunches away.
Wrap Star: Kids love the creamy peanut sauce in this easy-to-make roll-up.
Bread and Better: PB&J isn't the only combo kids adore. Try spreading low-fat cream cheese on whole-grain bread and topping with cucumber slices.
Pita Pleaser: Light ranch dressing adds loads of flavor to a simple salad made with smoked turkey. And what kid doesn't like ranch dressing?
Sweet Sammie: Elvis would approve of this tasty combination, and we're certain your kids will too!
Spectacular Sliders: Want a surefire way to entice your kid? Whatever you make, make it mini. These tasty bites are a great place to start.
Side Story: Pack in some extra nutrients with a healthy snack they can't refuse.
Hit the Trails: Make sure your kids are full with a fiber-packed serving of crunchy granola. You can even add some chocolate chips and sub this yummy mix for dessert.
Sweet Spuds: Skip the bag of Cheetos and cook up some quick and easy sweet potato chips.
Carrot Rings: Kids will love to stack 'em up, then swallow them down.
Simple Skewers: If the natural sweetness isn't enough to persuade your kid to eat fruit, cutting it into fun shapes and sticking it on a skewer with crowd-pleasing cheese is sure to do the trick.
Veg Out: Sneak in a superfood. Bake kale into crunchy chips with olive oil and seasoning and watch the kids gobble them up.
Sweet Little Something: Round out your little one's lunch with a small treat.
Timesaving Sweet: No time to bake? Try this parents-tested, kid-approved cookie by Tate's Bake Shop
Desserts That Dance: Whip up a batch at the beginning of the week, store in the fridge, and throw a few stars in their lunch each day.
Life's a Peach: Pack all the components for this DIY dessert separately and let your little one assemble it himself.
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