1. Get your go-to gear ready
Tired of going
through countless brown paper lunch bags and plastic sandwich bags? Stock up on
some (kid-approved, of course) lunchboxes that will take your family straight
through the school year. Soft-sided, insulated lunchboxes are the norm these
days. And food can go into lidded plastic storage containers. Look for ones divided into several individual compartments, or for bento boxes with removable, interlocking pieces.
2. Or get smart about brown bagging
For older kids who are averse to carrying lunchboxes,
double-bag their regular brown paper lunch bags for added insulation and
strength. The perfect ice pack for this scenario? Just wet a few paper towels,
fold them and place inside a resealable sandwich bag. Freeze overnight and
place in the lunch bag in the morning.
Source: SheKnows Chef Mom