Here’s How to Pack a Grilled Cheese Sandwich That’s Still Warm for Lunch — Tips from The Kitchn

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It should be noted that there is no better time to eat a grilled cheese sandwich than immediately when it comes straight off the stove, with the gooiest melted cheese and crackly, buttery bread. But that does not mean you can't make it in advance and pack it for lunch. You certainly can — it's just a matter of knowing the best way to wrap it up so it's still warm when you pull it out at lunchtime. Here's how to do it.


Bento Boxes Are the Best Lunch Boxes (& This One Is on Sale) — Amazon Deal of the Day

We are unabashedly passionate about bento boxes when it comes to packing lunches for school or work. For one, bento boxes are just flat-out adorable with all those little containers and compartments! They also eliminate the need for anything disposable (looking at you, plastic baggies and plastic wrap!).

So imagine our excitement when we found this Rubbermaid LunchBlox Container — on sale on Amazon right now for $16.


5 Tips to Help Your Kids Pack Their Own School Lunches — Back to School

Do you remember the first lunch you made for your child? Maybe it was bittersweet. You pictured them eating the sandwich you lovingly prepared, and reading the sweet note you wrote, and you smiled. But you knew that eating away from home meant they were growing up, and the opportunities to do things for them would be fewer and farther between. Independence was around the corner, and you wanted to hang on for a few more minutes.

But after a few months of lunches? You were over it. There are plenty of ways to show your love other than putting together a dang sandwich when you're ready to go to bed, or before you have your coffee (if you're a procrastinator like I am). The time has come for DIY lunches. The kids will love the newfound freedom, and you'll love the extra eight minutes of sleep.


10 Photos That Will Help You Pack a Better Lunch — Tips from The Kitchn

I think we can all agree that the lunch struggle is real and it can feel totally overwhelming when you're at a loss for what to pack. When it comes to packing a totally tasty lunch that you look forward to tucking into midday, I truly believe it's all a matter of inspiration. Sure, recipes help, but getting some good visual inspiration is a surefire way to jumpstart your meal prep process. Here are 10 photos that will get the ball rolling and help you pack a better lunch.


5 Recipes for a Week of Budget-Friendly Lunches — Recipes from The Kitchn

One of the best reasons to pack your own lunch is that it's much easier on your wallet than running out to your favorite fast-casual spot every day at noon. These five recipes are proof of that and then some because they happen to be more budget-friendly than most. They also happen to be extra-satisfying meals you can make at the start of the week, keep in the fridge, and grab when you need them, which means there is no excuse not to try at least one of these recipes this week.


The One Thing You Should Always Pack in Your Lunch Box — Lunch Box Bootcamp

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Whether you're packing a salad, a sandwich, a container of soup, or the leftover scraps of a rotisserie chicken, there's one thing you always need in your lunch box. What's that? A napkin? Okay, that's not a terrible idea. So maybe there are two things you should pack.


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