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Snap Hacks: 5 Ingenious Lunch Box Ideas

Snap Hacks: 5 Ingenious Lunch Box Ideas

    1. Design your own bento box using silicone cupcake liners as dividers.
    2. Make sandwich kabobs to add a new twist on a lunch box classic.
    3. Create a lunchtime lollipop by serving tortilla pinwheels on a stick.

Back-to-school doesn’t have to mean the return of the lunch box rut. With a few simple tricks, you can make your kids' lunch more enticing without adding minutes to the morning mayhem. To get you inspired, here are 5 A+ lunch box ideas that beat the brown-bag blues.


Perfectly sectioned bento boxes are popping up everywhere! The concept creatively bundles together a variety of textures, flavors and food groups into a compact container. “Bento-ing” is a great way to pack bite-size favorites your little foodie already loves.

  • Here’s How: Place diced fruits, veggies and cheese in silicone cupcake liners, then arrange in a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ ON THE GO 3 CUP PLASTIC RECTANGLE W/ ICE PACK. Added bonus: The ice pack comes in handy on days when you’re packing perishables.


    Transform a plain old sandwich into an irresistible snackable by building a kabob.

  • Here’s How: Slice bread, lunch meat, cheese and vegetables into bite-size squares. Thread onto a 4-inch skewer. Pack in a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ ON THE GO 3 CUP PLASTIC RECTANGLE W/ ICE PACK with an applesauce or yogurt pouch.


    Make lunchtime feel like a treat by transforming a tortilla sandwich roll into a lollipop look-alike.

  • Here’s How: Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on a tortilla. Top with deli meat and slices of cheese. Roll the tortilla around the meat and cheese as tightly as possible. Once rolled, slice the tortilla to create pinwheel slices. Insert one end of a lollipop stick into the pinwheel slice. Pack in a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ ON THE GO 5 CUP PLASTIC SQUARE W/ DIVIDED TRAY with fruit, veggies or crackers on the side.

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    Rainbows aren’t just for rainy days! This colorful fruit salad will be a bright spot in your child’s day.

  • Here’s How: In a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE 3.01 CUP CONTAINER, place a small container of vanilla yogurt to create a “cloud.” Arrange rows of fruit, like raspberries or sliced strawberries, cantaloupe cubes, pineapple chucks, kiwi pieces, blueberries and purple grapes to create an edible rainbow of healthy, fun flavors.

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    May every day pizza day with these fun and easy pizza dippers.

  • Here’s How: Wrap large slices of pepperoni, ham or salami around a stick of string cheese. Tuck into a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE 3.01 CUP CONTAINER. Add a small cup of marinara sauce for dipping.


    These 5 fun recipes give you a whole week’s worth of creative lunch ideas. Call the kids into the kitchen and pick one to pack. Chances are, they’ll love every one!


    YOUR TURN: What tricks do you use to keep your kids loving their lunch?