Keep It Fun
Kids like to play with their food. Try using cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into fun shapes or create sandwich roll-ups using tortillas. Fun, reusable bags add a personal touch. Turn ordinary apple and melon slices into stars. Then create a fruit-kabob by putting them on a plastic skewer along with grapes.
Do The Dip
It's no secret that kids love to dip. But you don't have to go all ranch all the time. Think salsa for veggies, tomato sauce for cheese sandwich bites and yogurt for fruit. Packing more than one in different dip containers is a great way to keep lunch interesting.
The Container Counts
Things have come a long way since the brown bag! Look for insulated lunch bags and containers that are designed to keep foods cold. Bento-box-style containers are a great way to add a bit of color and keep foods separate. Single serving containers also help keep portions the right size and reduce waste. For older children, consider adding a thermos for soup or pasta to mix things up.