After my post with packed lunch ideas for every day of the year went viral, I realized something; adults and kids have a serious lunch problem! That problem mainly stems from a lack of inspiration when it comes to planning lunch. So beat lunch-time boredom and bid goodbye to that yawn-worthy sandwich and hello to fourteen products that will give you amazing packed lunches — and have you actually have you looking forward to eating lunch!
(If you want more inspiration for what to pack for lunch, make sure to check out my post with 365 Easy and Healthy Packed Lunches!)
Here are the fourteen best accessories for packing epic lunches!
An eco-friendly stainless steel food container with three compartments that only looks like a million bucks!
A perfect lunch begins with the perfect container.
These stainless steel lunch boxes are not only stylish, they are also better for the environment, because they can be used over and over again.
My son just started kindergarten, and he loves his Rubbermaid lunch containers.
I love that they can be stored vertically or horizontally, and come with a snap on ice pack!
A nautical inspired lunch tote that will have you feeling beachy even when you’re stuck indoors.
A stylish lunch deserves a stylish bag!
This insulated bag is great for adults and kids alike.
In my experience, bags that allow you to stack food vertically are far superior for packing the perfect lunch.
A super-cool Thermos that comes in about 50 colors and styles…including Harry Potter!
They don’t call this baby the Funtainer for nothing!
Some colorful silicone baking cups that moonlight as bento dividers.
These little beauties will keep your food nicely separating and prevent things from getting too soggy.
A book of bento ideas that will keep you occupied for hours.
So. Pretty. Must. Make.
It SAYS it’s for kids, but you and I both know you want one for yourself.
A three-piece silverware set that works great for lunches or camping.
I LOVE products that are multi-functional.
These utensils can be taken to work, school, camping, restaurants, you name it!
A Japanese lunch box set with vertical storage for hot or cold lunches that is so beautiful and efficient, you will be singing domo arigato.
Tip from a reviewer: before putting hot food in the containers, fill it with boiling water and let it sit for five minutes.
The food will stay hotter, longer.
Some like it hot…and some like it cold. These ice packs are perfect for lunches that need to be chilled.
Just keep them in the freezer until you are ready to use them!
(Tip from me as a boy-mom: these are great for the occasional boo-boo or ouchie as well.)
Travel gel spray hand sanitizer for when things get a little messy.
When you are lunching out for a picnic or at the petting zoo, you aren’t always close to running water and soap.
Having some napkins and these little babies is the next best thing.
These precious metal shape cutters for giving your veggies and fruit that cute, made-with-love look.
Carrots like stars, apples shaped like hearts…not even the pickiest eater can resist eating those!
Picks topped with cartoon eyes that will guarantee you or your kids have the most adorable lunch in the room.
Go ahead and squee…I’ll wait. >o<
Stackable and freezer safe glass containers that will have you meal prepping like a pro!
It helps make adulting more fun.
Leak proof condiment jars that mean you willl never have to eat your fish sticks without ketchup again.
We used to run into this problem all the time…lunch served without condiments because things would get too soggy or messy.
I hope that you found something good in this list!
Whether it is kids or adults, everyone wants to eat lunches that are tasty and look appetizing. This list has plenty of ideas to help with that!
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