As a grown up, I love packing lunches, but as a child I remember being less than thrilled whenever a dry turkey sandwich came out of my brown bag. After a few years of school, it is absolutely vital that kids get something more interesting in their lunchboxes—lest their hard-earned allowance goes straight to the vending machines as an alternative.

If you are looking for a new way to spice up your child’s lunch, have a little fun with these food ideas:

  • I’m not usually a fan of bologna, but these bologna and cheese rollups are a great idea for finger foods the kids will love. If you are bologna-skiddish like me, try the same recipe with ham, turkey or roast beef instead.
  • Feeling the strain of the sagging economy in your own pantry? The New York Times has some great ideas for recipes that are delicious, nutritious and affordable, like this turkey cabbage soup.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a flavorful way with food crafts from FamilyFun. This Shamrock Toasty looks like the perfect snack for your wee lad or lass.

Plus, you can inspire your kids to get into the action with this super cool felt craft from Skip to My Lou:

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  1. Lee says:

    These look like a lot of fun, thanks for the post!

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the link!!!! You made my day!

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