What's Your Best Advice for Packing School Lunches?

What's Your Best Advice for Packing School Lunches?

Meghan Splawn
Aug 22, 2016
(Image credit: Faith Durand)

My children went back to school last week — earlier than most of the country, but we live in the South and August is just too hot to summer. This is the first year I'll be packing lunch for both kids, which means 10 packed lunches every week for the next nine months.

That's a lot of lunches.

My kids on their first day back to school.
(Image credit: Meghan Splawn)

Packing their lunches is important to me. It makes me feel connected to them during their school day, gives me some control on what they're eating, and fits best into our family food budget.

Still, some weeks I feel less motivated than others to be creative with their lunches — especially when things come back uneaten. This is only my third year packing lunches and I feel like there is still so much to learn!

So I'm throwing it out to you: What's your best advice for packing school lunches? Or what have you learned from packing your own lunches? What tools help you pack lunches? Do you pack lunches for the week or each day? Do you have any favorite recipes perfect for packing?

Tell us the ways and we'll share your best tips in a post later this week.

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