It’s only the 2nd week of school and we’re already hearing complaints about what’s for lunch. Even though I was satisfied with PBJ on Wonder Bread EVERY day for 4 years, kids these days seem a bit more discriminating. The following DIY lunchbox ideas will help make the food you send look and taste more appealing – and will hopefully distract the kids long enough to eat without complaining. If only there was an app for that!
P.S. Ready to get an A+ in lunch prep? Here’s our ultimate guide to healthy school lunches and 10 back to school recipes our kids can’t get enough of!
15 Cute and Clever DIY Lunch Box Tricks
1. Fruit Messages from Cake Whiz
Here’s a way to add a fun surprise message to your child’s lunch box. We’d stick with the peel-able fruit, personally.
2. Open Faced Sandwiches from Flavours Treat
Cut out white bread or simply use rice cakes to make animal open faced sandwiches the kids will love.
3. Sandwich on a Stick from Bless This Mess Please
Classic sandwiches can quickly become boring. But put the same ingredients on a stick and your kids will find them fun again.
4. Lego Sandwich from Eats Amazing
What looks like elaborate Lego-shaped sandwiches is actually so easy to make! We don’t know a kid who wouldn’t appreciate these.
5. Cheese ‘Men’ from Lemon & Basil
Use your gingerbread men cookie cutters to cut out Monterey Jack (or any other sliced) cheese, and serve them on top of crackers.1