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12 School Lunches That’ll Make Any Adult Jealous

This year, make back-to-school lunches something you're proud of! Give your sandwiches some heart, love, and the secret ingredient: MIRACLE WHIP Dressing!

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1. The "key" to making an awesome school lunch is the combination of taste and presentation!

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To make your sandwiches spectac-key-lar, mix and match two kinds of breads for something visually (and flavorfully) interesting. (This sandwich in particular uses pumpernickel and rye.) And to make fun shapes, use a cookie cutter to cut out the middle of the bread and switch the tops around! Don't forget to fill the sandwich with something yummy like egg salad.

2. You'll be so proud to make these star-shaped falafel balls.

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Because you're a star. The lunch table will be so jelly of that pita pocket. Again, use cookie cutters to shape your falafel mix and bake until they're crispy and delicious.

3. Let's face it, you still love a classic bologna and cheese sandwich.

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And so do kids. Especially kids. Give it a little more character with olive eyes and a tongue. Here's a recipe without the tongue, but you can add a cucumber or pickle to give it that signature sass.

4. Peanut butter and jelly rollups are a cute way to make a traditional sandwich into "sushi."

And it's the perfect way to show off your not-so-secret chopstick-using skills.

8. Who needs a prepackaged snack pack when you can customize your own?

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To make it fun for the kids, cut the cheese slices into amusing shapes with a cookie cutter. Oh, the possibilities!

10. Get this... you can make SANDWICH BALLS. That's right. Sandwich. Balls.

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The cutest way to eat a sandwich, hands down. Yeah, this lunch will make 'em the coolest kid on the block.

12. Wanna show off something unique to the class? A "banana dog" is the way to go.

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Step 1: Spread peanut butter on a hot dog bun.

Step 2: Put a peeled banana inside.

Step 3: Spread jelly on top of the banana.

Step 4: YUMMMMMMM!