Bentos.
OmieBox
This lunchbox is a total game changer and has a built in thermos that allows you to pack both hot and cold foods. We love the compact design and it is so easy to open even a preschooler can do it.
$39 on Amazon
Try it with:
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Bon Appetit
PlanetBox
Perfect for the kid who is more of a snacker than a meal eater, this bento has five compartments for tons of variety. A bit of an investment for the price but this box is incredibly sturdy and couldn’t be easier to clean.
$75 on Amazon
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Easy Lunchboxes
These truly are the easiest lunchboxes. Just throw in a sandwich and two sides and you’re good to go. Perfect for the meal planner parent, these boxes can even stack in the freezer.
$14 on Amazon
Try it with:
Mozzarella and Pepper Cooler-Pressed Sandwiches
Epicurious
YumBox
This tried and true bento for kids is still at the top for a reason. It is incredibly easy to pack, the perfect size for preschoolers and has the most adorable designs.
$29 on Amazon
Try it with:
Fiesta Veggie Wraps
Epicurious
Containers.
Seed and Sprout
This double decker container is so compact, versalitle and just plain fun to unpack and eat. You can also feel good knowing that for every box sold a tree is planted in your name.
$34 on Amazon
Try it with:
Veggie Fritters
Food52
UKonserve
These amazing stainless steel containers come in just about every shape and size. They’re leakproof, BPA free and perfect for lunches, after school snacks and just about anything you can think of.
$18 on Amazon
Try it with:
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito
Bon Appetit
Lunch Skins
Lunchskins just launched their brand new recyclable paper bag and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Use code 3GM20 for 20% off your order and free & fast shipping.
$6 on Lunchskins
Try it with:
Hummus and Feta Sandwiches
Bon Appetit
Wean Green
The unbreakable (yes, really) glass containers are perfect for the daycare crowd where foods can be reheated. They come in so many different sizes and the cutest colors.
$28 on Amazon
Try it with:
Spinach Sheet Pan Quiche
Smitten Kitchen
Lunchpacks.
Packit
This lunch bag has the ice pack built right into the walls- just pop the whole bag in the freezer! Because the insulation surrounds the food, it keeps it colder longer.
$20 on Amazon
Try it with:
Avo Banana Kale Green Smoothie
Food52
Herschel Supply Co.
One of our all time favorites, Herschel is the master of patterns. There are so many varieties to choose from that it makes Back to School shopping fun.
$29 on Amazon
Try it with:
Carrot Pizza with Fontina and Red Onion
Epicurious
Sugarbooger
Sugarbooger is another brand we love with tons of options. They have great simple designs for the older crowd and fun patterns for the little ones.
$28 on Amazon
Try it with:
Little Quinoa Patties
Epicurious
Built NY
These are great tag-along bags if you opt for a smaller backpack. They have over a hundred fun variations and because they aren’t exclusively made for kids they aren’t overly childish.
$19 on Amazon
Try it with:
Kid’s Chicken Katsu
Bon Appetit
Backpacks.
Herschel Supply Co.
The variety of sizes and patterns makes Herschel a clear winner. We love the Heritage Backpack Kids edition - perfectly sized for 3-6 year olds.
$39 on Amazon
Try it with:
Apple Crisp Energy Bites
Food52
Fluf
The Fluf Lil B Pack is irresistibly cute. Perfect for letting even the littlest ones feel like a big kid on their first day of school.
$32 on Amazon
Try it with:
Cocoa Pear Crisps
Food52
State
Not only are these bags the coolest ones around but for every bag sold they hand deliver a backpack filled with school essentials to a child in need.
$48+ on State
Try it with:
Banana-Oat Snack Cake
Bon Appetit
HelloLulu
These bags are the definition of a great kid’s bag- stylish without being childish. Pint sized perfection.
$33 on Amazon
Try it with:
Homemade Cheez-its
Food52
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