ChefMom School Lunches: Quick, easy, healthy and fun school lunch ideas:


  1. 10 Creative lunchboxes
    Say goodbye to "blah" lunchboxes! Mix things up for your kids by getting creative with their school lunches. Try these 10 creative...
  2. Tips for keeping lunches cool
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    Moms are always looking for new tricks to keep lunches cold. Perishable food has to be kept cool to remain safe to eat, and lots of...
  3. Creative ways to leave lunchbox notes
    Make sure that your kids know you’re thinking of them while they’re at school by leaving notes in their lunches. Kick up the fun...
  4. Double the dairy in your child's lunch
    A nutritious lunch will provide your kids with the fuel they need to finish the day in top form. To pack the healthiest lunch you...
  5. Not carrots again! Fun ways to pack veggies
    Make veggies fun with packing and preparation tips that make healthy options a favorite part of their lunchtime.
  6. Teaching kids to make healthy lunch line decisions
    Hamburgers, pizza and cookies, oh my! How can healthier options compete? It's not easy to teach your children to make healthy lunch...
  7. Sandwich ideas for kids with peanut allergies
    There's no reason to skimp on taste just because of peanut allergies. Check out our scrumptious kid-friendly selection of...
  8. Teaching your child to pack her own lunch
    Tame picky eaters by teaching them to pack a school lunch! When kids choose their own meals, they eat more and trade less.
  9. Brown bag lunches the family will love
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    These days, everyone’s looking for a way to pinch pennies, and brown bag lunches are a great way to start. Both kids and adults in...
  10. How to plan a back-to-school lunch menu
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    Another school year is right around the corner. Are you ready? Check out these simple tips for planning a back-to-school lunch menu...
  11. Creative back to school lunch recipes
    Who says your kids' back to school lunches have to consist of the usual sandwich with deli sliced meat and cheese? These creative...
  12. Secrets of a great sandwich recipe
    What's the secret of a great sandwich recipe? Some will argue it's the sandwich bread. Others, say the cheese or the meat make the...
  13. 4 Make-ahead school lunches
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    If you've ever tried to pack your kids' lunches in the harried minutes before school starts, you'll likely be nodding your head...
  14. 6 Simple school sandwiches
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    At this moment, a poor, innocent school child is brazenly trashing her peanut butter and jelly sandwich and buying a cupcake. That...
  15. 5 Cute lunchboxes for school
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    Say goodbye to the plain old brown bag and hello to a whole new generation of lunchboxes that make it fun and stylish to tote around...
  16. Outside the lunch box: Rethink school lunch
    The beginning of the school year isn't just the beginning of the academic year. It's the beginning of the school lunch year, too....
  17. Simple swaps for healthier lunches
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    A healthy school lunch is crucial for keeping your children performing at their peak in the classroom and on the playground or...
  18. What's wrong with school meals?
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    With 17 million children going hungry in the U.S., school breakfasts and lunches may be one of the only ways these children get fed....
  19. Easy nutrients to pack into a school lunch
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    Regardless of age, kids can be picky eaters. Your first grader may not want to eat anything green while your middle schooler may...
  20. School lunch with style!
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    It's likely you've seen bento box lunches popping up around the internet. These cute and colorful Japanese lunches are all the rage,...

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