Updated: This article has been updated in July, 2020 to add more information to the post.
Packing lunch for school every day of the year can get monotonous and time-consuming. We want to share with you some lunch hacks and school lunch ideas to make packing lunch easier for mom and more fun for the kids! After all, we want our mornings to be as stress-free as possible! (affiliates included)
Genius Lunch hacks
Make your own homemade ice pack using sponges. Via Kids activities blog
Use this quick hack to drain the juice out of kids mandarin oranges cups. via Your Modern Family
Or keep them together with a rubber band! via A Helicopter Mom
Send kids to school with warm lunches like macaroni or ravioli by using a kid-friendly Thermos jar. It’s also awesome for keeping food cold like fresh fruit!
Food hacks for kids – School lunch ideas
Cut sandwiches into fun bite-sized pieces with a Sandwich cutter or make your own uncrustables sandwiches using this decruster sandwich maker. Don’t throw away the scraps, try to use them to make other dishes. Via Easy lunch boxes
Or pack your kids all the toppings separately so that they can make their own open faced sandwich faces. Via kids activities blog.
Quickly make two weeks worth of sandwiches at once and freeze them so they are ready each morning. via The Pinning Mama
Use your juice box as an ice pack! Just keep them frozen and they will keep the food cool while it de-thaws during the day. via Passion for Savings
Kids lunch ideas – school lunch hacks
Save money on applesauce pouches by making your own at home with reusable pouches.
If your kids love smoothies they can totally take them to school! Follow this tutorial to make lunch box smoothies. Via Food for my family
Make your own DIY Lunchables that goes perfect in a mason jar! via Smart School House
Paint the inside of a tin lunch box with chalkboard paint so you can leave fun notes inside every day! via Scissors and Spatulas
The BentGo box has lots of compartments for food and is completely leak proof. Want your food to stay hot? Check this Omie Bento box which has a thermos compartment to keep food hot or cold for hours. And bento box ideas to fill these lunch boxes via Kids activities blog.
Try this Tackle box lunch box for a fun variety of lunch or snacks. Via Kids activities blog
Make an epic lunch packing station like this one to make mornings so much easier. via Design Improvised
Save a ton of money on juice boxes by buying one Drink in The Box. It’s a reusable, plastic juice box container so you can make your own.
Use silicone cups to divide your snacks inside a big snack box.
What other hacks do you use while preparing your kid’s lunch? Share with us in the comments below.
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