Back To School

Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups, so much healthier than the store-bought kind, and with much less added sugar. Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups Homemade fruit roll-ups are the perfect school snack for the kiddos (adults love them too!). Making them from…

This $2 Tool Makes Packing Lunches a Million Times Easier

My cabinets are very familiar with “lunch box gear.” Cubes and bentos, plastic and stainless steel, gimmicky freezer packs and reusable cutlery — I’ve seen it (and tried it!) all over the years. But after a decade of portioning and…

These Build-Your-Own Lunch Boxes Are Almost as Fun as Recess

Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn’s easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the before-and-after snapshot itself. My kids are more likely to eat their packed lunches if there’s some sort of…

My Kid Buys School Lunch — Don’t Judge

When my daughter was about to start kindergarten, I dreamed of perfectly packed bento boxes (stainless steel, of course) with brightly colored produce, sandwich sushi, and a tiny, naturally dyed treat for her to enjoy. But after just one day…

The Best Back-to-School Grocery Snacks

When it comes to packing school lunches, a well-stocked snack stash is the secret to keeping the lunch box love alive. Buy too many plain pretzels and you will start to see those same pretzels again when your kid gets…

BLT Roll Ups with Turkey and Avocado

Easy BLT Roll Ups with Turkey and Avocado are delicious and perfect for school lunch. These pinwheels are delicious, filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato plus lean turkey and avocado all rolled in a tortilla. Of course, you can easily modify…

Our 20 All-Time Most Brilliant Tips for Packing Better Lunches

A parent can pack more than 180 school lunches between September and June, for just one person. Multiply that by the number of kids you have (and whether you’re packing lunch for yourself and a spouse, as well), and it…

The Best Things to Pick Up from Trader Joe’s for Back-to-School Season

The latest Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer is out and it’s the culinary version of the September issue — only instead of elaborate dresses and absurd outfits we can never afford, it’s chock-full of the foods we’ll actually buy and pack…

5 Dinner Recipes that Make Great Lunch Leftovers

Save time and money with our Dinner to Lunch download, and make every tomorrow a breeze with great sack lunch ideas for kids and adults! It’s that back-to-school time of year again and we know it can be a challenge…

50+ of Our Best Lunch Box Recipes

This time of year parents are inundated with lists: lists from teachers on the school door, the school supply lists from the district, and the school clothes wishlist from your second-grader (no? Just mine?). Here’s a list that we hope…