I had the same school lunch every day throughout the entire decade of the 70’s: a sandwich of deli meat or PB&J, a small bag of chips, a Little Debbie variety, and I had to drink that awful school milk which was never cold enough. Ever. My only complaint (which I never voiced) was that my mom cut my sandwich down the middle rather than diagonally. Bugged the crap outta me but I never told her. Yes, I cut on the diagonal, never down the middle but that’s on the rare occasion I make a simple sandwich for my boys lunches.
My oldest got the same as I did as a kid. My second son, however, changed everything about how I pack lunch. Riley is a picky eater but does like a variety. I started packing a lot of different things for him to choose from and eventually discovered the Bento way. I purchase the lunchboxes on Amazon and I buy two different sizes. This is what I get for Riley who is in elementary school and here is the one I get for my toddler. They are the perfect sizes for each of them.
Here’s some of the lunches I prepare for them but you can do just about anything!
Toddler Bento Lunches
Elementary Bento Lunches
The school year is about to start! Have fun y’all!