Last year was the first year that I had to pack a school lunch for one of my children. I struggled to come up with creative foods to pack because I was always in a hurry to get my children dressed, fed, and ready by 7:20am. It was so bad that a few months into school the teacher actually wrote me a note saying she thought Lucas would like to try something new for lunch.

This year the boys are both in afternoon sessions at their schools. Jacob will eat lunch before he leaves but Lucas will leave at 9:30 and won’t get back until around 3:30. Since Lucas is starting school later in the morning, I hope to be able to have time to prepare some more creative lunches for him.

I was sent a review copy of Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love. Thumbing through it, I found some great ideas for Lucas that were much healthier than what I packed last year.Â Want to win a copy of the book yourself? You can do so here!

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We love these GoPicnic boxes – they come in different varieties and don’t need to be refrigerated. And they have gluten free boxes which is great for me since I can’t eat gluten. Our 3 year old son loves them too!

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pb&j all the way

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turkey sandwich with strawberries and chips

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Ham & Swiss on rye , crackers/cheese

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Favorite kid friendly lunch is a turkey sandwich, carrot sticks and blueberries.

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My kids love Nutella sandwiches.

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My kids favorite lunch is sub sandwiches. Love using Aunt Millie’s mini Sub Buns.

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Pb&j is a staple at our house. Mostly b/c I have to make lunches for 3 kids and it’s the easiest. I think that cookbook would help me mix things up a bit.

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I am always trying to think of new things to pack so this would be awesome! I usually pack turkey wraps.

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My favorite kid-friendly lunch is fun and healthy finger foods, cheese or hummus with whole grain crackers, and grapes and strawberries (or peeled mandarin orange), plus a homemade cookie :-)

Our kids love fruit, greek yogurt, and graham crackers.

Our favorite kid-friendly lunch is homemade macaroni and cheese.

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My favorite kid-friendly lunch is peanut butter and jelly!

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We love wraps!

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I would say that the best kid lunch is a small cup of chips with a turkey sandwich and an apple. I loved it as a kid and it is perfect!!

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pb and j, goldfish, fruit and juice

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Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and apples!

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My kids love leftover mac and cheese.

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Our kid friendly lunch is usually turkey and cheese sandwich, mandarin oranges, and carrot cake

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Chicken wraps, applesauce is my littl eone ‘s favourite

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my favorite kid-friendly lunch is pb&j. can’t go wrong with it.

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She likes pb&j, grapes and yogurt.

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We like lunches containing a turkey sandwich, veggie chips, and seasonal fresh fruit.

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My favorite kid-friendly lunch is peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Peanut butter sandwiches are always a hit with my kids

We like plain peanut butter sandwiches ,or Mac and cheese

Peanut Butter & jelly cut into shapes is always popular.

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Any kind of sandwich works for mine!

Favorite kid lunch is sunbutter and jelly sandwich with fresh fruit.

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favorite kid friendly lunch would be cutting a turkey and cheese sandwich into fun shapes like dinosaurs, applesauce, and grapes, oranges, apples, etc. yum!

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PB & J is pretty big around here.

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my favorite kid-friendly lunch is veggies w/ dip, cheese and crackers!

my go to kid friendly lunch is bologna sandwich and cheese puffs :)

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My favorite kid-friendly lunch is is fun-shaped sandwich, fruit, and cheese.

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pb& j or they like it when i pack frozen burritos (heated of course)

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My daughter’s favorite is ham and egg sandwich :)

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Turkey sandwich with grapes. My kiddos favorite

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My favorite kid friendly lunch is turkey cheese sandwich, yogurt squeeze pouch and fresh fruit.

fun crackers and cheese are great for lunches

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