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    21 A+ Products For Packing Back-To-School Lunches

    These are both parent and kid approved 👍

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    1. A freezable lunch bag with a built-in gel liner for anyone who has dealt with frustration when their kids come home with their lunch box sans ice pack. This genius tote with 7,000 5-star reviews (!!!) collapses flat to fit in your freezer and keeps food chilled for up to nearly ~10 hours~!

    2. A four-pack of slim ice packs that'll keep your kiddo's meals c-h-i-l-l-e-d without weighing their lunch bag down. Win Win.

    3. A pack of reusable silicone baking cups to corral itsy bitsy portions of fruit, veggies and snacks — and to ensure those yummy cookies don't get soggy from the mac and cheese.

    4. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer so you can make your own Smuckers Uncrustables copycats at home without spending nearly $10 for a box. Prepare for your life to be *utterly butterly* changed.

    5. A set of scratch-off lunchbox notes that'll make any child's day. Write a sweet note, cover it with the scratch-off sticker and slip it into their box. They'll be SO excited to discover your hidden message!

    The set of scratch-off lunchbox notes

    6. A pack of condiment containers ideal for dippable dressings and sauces that'll brighten up your kiddos' ~hors d'oeuvres,~ while the screw-top lids prevent leaky messes all over their lunch box.

    7. A set of reusable food pouches that'll make sugar-filled store-bought pouches a distant memory and let you pack homemade nutritious smoothies, applesauce or yogurt for your toddler, tween (or you!). I mean, who doesn't love squeezable goodness on the go?

    8. A vacuum-insulated stainless-steel food thermos because you're tired of your kids complaining about cold lunches. Now you can spice up their school day with minestrone soup or lasagna. Mamma mia!

    9. An iridescently adorable stainless-steel silverware set that'll make them feel all grown up ~just like mommy and daddy~ and ensure their food doesn't end up on the classroom floor.

    The stainless steel utensil set in rainbow

    10. And a matching rainbow print personalized snack bag with a food-safe lining that's washable and reusable, making it perfect for toting sandwiches and snacks to school.

    A personalized sandwich bag, snack bag and cutlery bag

    11. An apple corer and cutter that'll pop out 16 snackable slices with just a push of a button and spare your tired hands. Easy peasy apple squeezy!

    An apple being sliced into 16 even slices with the cutter

    12. A reusable, eco-friendly sandwich wrap made with sustainably sourced beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin that'll put those plastic wraps or plastic baggies to shame, and still keep your PB&J from going stale. (Simply use the heat of your hands to wrap and seal!)

    13. A leakproof bento box with five compartments so you can finally pack the nutritious, perfectly portioned lunches you've seen all over Instagram.

    14. A ravioli maker to make meal prep a fun bonding activity with your mini sous chef. Bonus: Let 'em get creative with the fillings for a lunch they'll *actually* want to eat.

    15. An ~egg-ceptional~ rapid egg cooker to take the guesswork — and the dirty pans — out of your morning routine. So whether your teen wants a grab-and-run egg salad sandwich or deviled eggs, you can set it and forget it...until the timer goes off.

    Reviewer's photo of three hard-boiled eggs with seasoning

    16. A set of reusable cloth napkins made with super soft cotton flannel designed to be gentle on your kids' faces and kind to our planet 🌍. Not to mention the prints will fill lunch time with *cuteness overload.*

    The reusable cloth napkins in a variety of prints and colors

    17. A cute heart-shaped mini waffle maker for when you want to show your munchkin how much you love them. Pssst...slather some peanut butter and jelly between two waffles for an extra special lunchwich.

    The pink waffle maker

    18. A sandwich cutter set to help transform boring ol' sandwiches (and ew, that green stuff!) into fun shapes like a dino or Mickey to entice even the pickiest of eaters.

    19. A two-in-one personalized backpack and lunchbox set they'll proudly show off on their first day back to daycare or kindergarten.

    20. A spiralizer to effortlessly cut zucchini into noodles and sweet potato into curls in minutes — to win over your veggie-hating children. No more meals that come back untouched!

    The spiralizer with 7-blade slicers is capable of cutting a variety of vegetables

    21. And if cooking is a *struggle*, Yumble, which can deliver weekly ready-to-eat kids' meals made with regionally-sourced fruits and veggies ~directly to your door.~