My Favorite Back to School Lunch Supplies

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Howdy folks! Tomorrow rings in August and that means it’s officially back to school season.

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This right here is the MOTHER LOAD of all must have lunch making supplies. All of these wonderful supplies are what make my school year a breeze when it comes to crafting fun lunches for my kiddos.

And guess what?! There might be an amazing giveaway at the end of this most…. so keep reading!

Let’s start with the most important part. The Lunchbox. They come in all shapes and sizes.  I love them all, but as you will see in my weekly lunch posts I tend to pack most of our lunches in EasyLunchboxes and Planetboxes.

  1. EasyLunchboxes Brights and Classic color sets
  2. Planetboxes
  3. Lunchbots Duo, Trio and Cinco
  4. Goodbyn Hero
  5. Lock and Lock square container
  6. Yubo Deluxe 
  7. Yumbox

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 Next we have sandwich cutters!

These types of cutters are great for making boring old sandwiches fun! Think of them as cookie cutters for a sandwich. Simply make you favorite sandwich and press one of these on top! Ten seconds later…. you have a magical sandwich!

  1.  Lunch Punch sets.  Puzzle ShapesSweet SetWhimsical ShapesAnimal Shapes, and Transport Shapes 
  2.   Variety of circle and square cutters
  3. CuteZCute cutter
  4. 101 Wilton Cookie Cutter Set
  5. Cuddle Palz cutter

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To add special details to lunches…..these smaller food cutters are perfect for cheese, fruit-leather, meat and some fruits and veggies.

  1. Mini shapes 
  2. Mini heart and flower cutter
  3. Animal cutters
  4. 12 piece mini cutter set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4 
  5.   Alphabet
  6. . Stainless steel vegetable cutters: Set 1 & Set 2

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Food picks are also an uber easy way to cute up a lunch.  Plop a few of these puppies in and you go from blah to WOW it 2 seconds!

  1. Pandas and Bunnies
  2. Balloon, stem, bone, ring and umbrellas  Colorful Alphabet
  3. Leaf picks,  Colorful flowers, and  Cute honey bee, ladybug, flower, and clover picks
  4.   Animal set 1 and animal set 2

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Silicone muffin cups are a great way to separate food within your lunch boxes, and they also happen to add a POP of fun color.  I use these all the time to make my DIY Lunchables.  Sauce containers work great for dressings or condiments!

  1.   Flower shaped, round and rectangle muffin cups.
  2. Orange, cherry and pea pod shaped cups
  3. Mini Dippers
  4. Animal sauce containers, polka-dot and stripe 

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These are a must have for kids who love Uncrustable sandwiches. Did you know you could make your own and freeze them?!  Here’s the tools I use to make my own 🙂

  1. Kotobuki Panda Sandwich Molds
  2. Mini heart and square pocket sandwich press.

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Here are all the other MUST HAVES that I use all the time. They didn’t quite fit into another category 🙂

  1. Bento Baran ( you lay it on top of or in between foods as a decoration: see here)  Pandas, happy food, animals, rainbow pack.
  2. Lunchbox silverware 
  3. Food sprinkles, and  candy eyes
  4.  Newspaper designed wax paper
  5. Elastic silicone bands ( great for holding wraps together)
  6. Lunchbox Love Notes {my girls LOVE finding these in their lunchboxes}
  7. Food Color Markers

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Here are some of our favorite lunch bags to use with our lunchboxes, along with drink canisters to keep refreshments cool and thermos containers to keep items hot!

  1. EasyLunchboxes Insulated Bags
  2. Pack It Freezable Lunch Bag
  3. Skip Hop Zoo Lunch Bags
  4.   Thermos drink containers, Thermos FOOGO drink containers
  5.  Thermos FUNtainer 

Collage images showing different Lunch bags

Don’t forget to visit my lunch box section for TONS of lunchbox ideas for the WHOLE FAMILY! During the school year, ideas are updated weekly!

Lunchbox Ideas

And just in case you need some MORE lunch packing inspiration, check out these books!  Both are jammed packed with lunch packing ideas for both kids and adults!


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  1. Making fun lunches that aren’t so cutesy for my 17 y.o. son is my biggest struggle. But if I feel like he needs some embarassment, I’ll stick some cute picks in his fruit!

  2. My biggest challenge is getting too repetitive! Being balanced (and staying vegetarian) Ahh, so browsing ideas now.

  3. My biggest lunch packing struggle is not knowing what to put together for the kiddos (and hubby), that they will truly enjoy and be satisfied; all healthy, and how to package them! Wow, how to do that….always seems easy for others to do this, but I struggle with having the foods on hand and the package system to put them in. My goal is to conquer this in the next two weeks!

  4. My biggest lunch packing struggle is to actually do it a head of time so that I have time to make it look cute. haha Usually, i’m just throwing stuff together.