Keep your child’s midday meal tasty, nutritious and fun with these smart strategies for packing school lunches. (Bonus: Our tips will save you time, money—and sanity.)
Use divided lunch boxes
These bento box-style lunch boxes help control portions and cut down on the use of ziplock bags. (A good thing, since the Sierra Club estimates that American families spend about $85 per year on plastic baggies.) The plastic containers pictured here are by Easy Lunchboxes (4 for $14). Need something smaller to send snacks to school? Lunchskins work well.