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11 school lunches that aren’t sandwiches (OK, maybe one)

The thing about lunches is your kids have to eat them every day. Which means you need ideas to keep things lively. Behold, our fave school lunch ideas.

4 amazing bento boxes + what to put inside them

A bento box aficionado dishes on her fave boxes and best ways to fill them.

Mini-Hamburger Bento

Japanese-style hamburgers are like round miniature meatloaves in flavour and texture, rather than all-beef American-style burgers, which can get tough when cold. These stay moist and flavourful, just like day-after meatloaf.

Breakfast Pops

Fruit, yogurt and grains make a balanced breakfast; why not freeze them on a stick for cool breakfast pops on the go.

Jenny Mollen created an Instagram account dedicated to her son’s elaborate bento boxes and we’re here for it

When it comes to packing her four-year-old son Sid's bento box, Jenny Mollen doesn't mess around.

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

The heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes that's a greasy DIY breakfast sandwich with all the fixings. Here’s a faster, more compact version that’s easier to pull off on a rushed weekday morning.

Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

Lunchbox-friendly pizza muffins are always a hit. These ones play up on the classic ham and pineapple combo. Oh, and they're ready in just over 30 minutes. Look at you winning lunch.

Nut-Free Energy Bites

Sunflower butter makes these easy, no-bake energy balls safe for the school yard. Trust us on this one, you're going to want to double the batch. 

Book Review: The School Year Survival Cookbook

This cookbook offers concrete advice on everything from meal planning for the week, to stocking home pantries with essential building blocks for quick and nutritious meals.


Squash stuffed with rice, kale and bacon

You can stuff acorn or other smaller-sized squash with just about anything; it’s a great way to use up leftover rice or other grains, or bits of fresh or cooked veggies.

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