We know how hard it is to wrangle up the kiddos and get them to willingly return to school. Add a bit of excitement to this yearly experience with these fun back-to-school lunch variations.
Brown Bag Art
It was always exciting to me when my mother drew pictures on my lunch bag. From "I Love You" hearts to birds walking along the shore line, I always had an artistic surprise in the mornings. Start such a tradition with your kids! Draw their favorite cartoon character, flowers, or creatively doodle their names. Jog your creative juices by looking at some ideas from the Daily Dot.
This is the best thing to happen to the sandwich in many years! Forgo the boring, everyday, square-shaped snack with this adorable Hello Kitty
shaped sandwich - you can download a template to use as a cutting guide.
Turkey Sandwich with Lemon Mayo
If shaping sandwiches is time-consuming for you, put a new twist on a tried and true classic. Add lemon zest to low-fat mayonnaise to create a lip-smackingly satisfying turkey sandwich. Check out the recipe at Good Housekeeping
. Have fun getting creative with the veggie add-ons.
Bento Box Lunches
Infuse some Japanese style into your kids' lunch container with a bento box.
The compartments allow you to easily control portion size, keep dips and sauces from spilling into each other, and exhibit some colorful eye-candy for the kiddos (take a look at the range of color included in the picture).
Indulge the sweet tooth of your school-goers with these brownies. The recipe is easy - it uses mini baking cups and you can top it with whatever fruit is in season. This recipe is provided by the Food Network