If you have a small person in your life, you probably are or have been tasked with packing them lunch—and this can be a challenging task (especially on days when it seems like packing your own lunch might be unlikely if not impossible). Some kids demand only sandwiches—some only PB&Js. Some want anything other than PB&Js. Some days you pack a very well-intentioned meal and it's spurned and you can't help but feel a little defeated. (It happens.)
Our co-founder Amanda Hesser has long chronicled the lunches she packs for her twins, Walker and Addie, turning leftovers, greens, beans, fruit, and myriad sauces from the back of the fridge into meals that look so darn good that we've been inspired to pack them not only for kids, but for ourselves, too. Here are 13 winners to inspire your lunch routine (and a rule that's clear from the photos: Lunch dessert is important.).
What are your kids' favorite lunches? (What are your own?) Share some ideas with us in the comments.