GREAT idea for school lunches -- make smoothies, freeze them, then put them in their lunchboxes frozen (they will thaw before lunch plus act as a cold pack for other things). My kids love smoothies so this totally works.
This mock 'sushi' recipe calls for sandwich ingredients such as deli meat, cheese, and pickles. By skipping the raw fish and keeping the fun sushi shape, you can make a fun and different lunch for your kids (and one they'll actually eat!
Back to School: 20 Lunch Box Snack Ideas (+ free printable!)
Instead of buying packs of single servings, decant small portions into reusable plastic containers to save money and cut down on food waste. Pictured are kid-sized containers, ready to pack, and whole wheat and cheddar quesadilla triangles.