Lunch

Save Money and the Environment with These Reusable Lunch Box Helpers — Amazon Deal of the Day

Whether you're brown-bagging a sandwich to the office for lunch or packaging up fruits, nuts, and other snacks for your kids to eat on the go, you will probably go through a ton of reusable plastic baggies over the course of your life. (Yes, even if you tend to mix things up with some plastic or glass containers every now and then.) And while their disposability makes them super convenient, they wreak havoc on the environment — and your wallet.

Want to go green and save green? Invest in a few of these Lunchskins, which are on sale now.

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Save Money and the Environment with These Reusable Lunch Box Helpers — Amazon Deal of the Day

Whether you're brown-bagging a sandwich to the office for lunch or packaging up fruits, nuts, and other snacks for your kids to eat on the go, you will probably go through a ton of reusable plastic baggies over the course of your life. (Yes, even if you tend to mix things up with some plastic or glass containers every now and then.) And while their disposability makes them super convenient, they wreak havoc on the environment — and your wallet.

Want to go green and save green? Invest in a few of these Lunchskins, which are on sale now.

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Our Favorite Lunch Box for Elementary School Kids — Shopping

If you asked your kid to chose their own lunch box, they'd probably go for the one with their favorite Disney character. But Hero today, gone tomorrow, we always say. Besides, there are actually several important factors to consider.

Related: 10 Kid-Friendly Lunch Boxes Without Disney Characters on Them

You want it to be relatively lightweight (these are independent children and they're going to want to carry their own stuff); you need it to be easy for little hands to open; you want it to be inexpensive because, let's be honest, they are probably going to lose a lunch box or three; and you want it to be easy to clean. And yeah, it helps if it's something that gets kids excited to eat their lunch.

With all that in mind, we present our favorite lunch box for elementary school kids.

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A One-Time-Only Lunchbox Bootcamp for a Better Week of Midday Eats — Lunch Box Bootcamp

Even though I work mostly from home, the lunch struggle is real. I am not immune to the sad desk lunch. Probably like you, it happens more often than I'd like to admit. But right now, inspired by the back-to-school season, all of that changes. I'm putting an end to the boring lunches that leave me splurging on a pricey salad and instead putting together exciting midday meals that will fill me up. When it comes to packing lunch, join me in welcoming September as the new January. It's time for a fresh start and it all begins with lunch.

From ham and cheese muffins to protein-packed chickpea quesadillas, these five midday meals show you how to give your lunch routine a total reboot.

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Recipe: Chickpea and Cheddar Quesadillas — Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

If your lunch struggle involves coming up with veggie-friendly options that are filling, easy to make ahead, and a breeze to eat at your desk, this wrapped quesadilla stuffed with cumin-scented chickpeas, gooey melted cheddar, and scallions was made with you in mind.

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10 Easy Lunches You Can Make with Naan — Tips from The Kitchn

Naan is a tasty Indian flatbread that's gaining popularity worldwide. Whether you make it at home or buy it at the store, there are plenty of ways to include it in your weekly meal plan. Here are 10 easy lunches to make with naan.

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