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    Back-to-School: A Week of Lunches for Elementary School

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    It’s Back to School time for many families and for many that means figuring out how to fill lunch boxes day after day after day. In this post, I will share a week of lunches my kids ate at elementary school.


    The lunches above and below were packed in our Planetbox Shuttles. They included tortilla chips, a few animal crackers, grapes, tomatoes, orange pepper slices, cucumber wedges, pear slices, and white nectarine slices. My son’s lunch is the upper one; he also had mango and pistachios. My daughters is below; she had a slice of cheddar cheese and extra pear slices. I included some cute animal bento picks for fun.



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    On Tuesday, lunches were packed in Yumboxes. These have a silicone lining in the lid and seal each compartment very well. These are handy boxes when you want to include something like Jello but you also want to ensure that the crackers stay crisp in their compartment. These lunches included almonds, the Big size of Cheez-Its, apple slices, strawberries, tri-color carrots, snap peas, cucumber slices, green pepper slices, tomatoes, blue Jello, and two Hershey kisses. My daughter also had a slice of cheddar cheese in the lunch above. My son’s lunch is below, he had some cantaloupe in with his apple slices and a few blackberries alongside his strawberries. I included turtle, lizard, and frog rings for fun.



    At the time, we had a couple of packs of shark-shaped gummy snacks leftover from a trip so they were the inspiration for Wednesday’s lunches. Both were packed in Yumboxes and included a piece of granola bar, peanuts, shark gummies with a slice of raw green cabbage tucked underneath, cucumber slices, carrots, tomatoes, Goldfish, and peach yogurt. I also included a shark cupcake pick.


    Thursday’s lunches, shown below, were packed in our Sassy boxes. Here, my kids had the “saltine-like” Goldfish, a mini chocolate chip cookie, raw veggies, and strawberries. My son also had blackberries. He had almonds for protein and my daughter had deli turkey.  I included color coordinating bento picks.




    Friday’s lunches were Finding Dory themed with cupcake rings. I poured Jello in one section of the tray of of the Yumbox and let it cool and set there. Other sections included Goldfish, raw veggies, white nectarine, and peanuts.



    There you have it: ten lunches for two kids across five days of elementary school. Hopefully this post and others on my site will help you find some ideas for filling lunchboxes this year!


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    Lunches for the First Day of the New School Year

    This post contains affiliate links. Time sure does fly by! I found these photos on a draft post I started in August 2016!!! I packed these lunches when my kids were starting…

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    Simple Alien Themed Lunches

    This post may contain affiliate links. Many of the lunches my kids eat at school follow a very standard formula: raw fruits and vegetables, something crunchy like crackers or pretzels, some…

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    Lunches for Talk Like a Pirate Day

    This post contains affiliate links. Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and I prepared pirate themed lunches. For my kids’ lunches, I chose pirate themed boxes: In the…

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    A Lemur Lunch

    This post contains affiliate links. If you have been following this blog, you know that my daughter loves nature. Over the past year, she developed an intense interest in lemurs. She…

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    Beach Day Lunches

    This post contains affiliate links. This post features lunches themed for Beach Day at my daughter’s school and I will also share some photos from our beach trip as well as…

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    Lunches Celebrating Memories from Sesame Place

    This post includes affiliate links. Check out this smile. This is the face of my son having a great time at Sesame Place. Our whole family enjoyed both of our trips…

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    Super Simple Yumbox Lunches

    This post contains affiliate links. Yumboxes are some of my most often used lunchboxes. This past school year, I am pretty certain that I used Yumboxes at least one day a…

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    Simple Sports Themed Bentos

    This post contains affiliate links. In this post, I will share a few simple sports-themed lunched my kids enjoyed this spring. The first is soccer-themed. It was packed in a bento…

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    Food Celebrating Disney Characters

    This post contains affiliate links. In anticipation of our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, I prepared the food below for my daughter. First is a lunch in a blue tiered…