Primary School Pupils Enjoying Packed Lunch In Classroom


Today I want to welcome one of my new contributing writers Candance Holmes; she’s a mom that works from home that loves to write about holistic health and real food, stay tuned as she will be starting her own blog in the near future. Her inspiration for writing about holistic health grew from her journey and her need to find natural ways to deal with her and her daughter’s food allergies/sensitivities and other health conditions. She has been on this journey for several years now and has experience great improvements in her and her daughter’s health with going gluten and starting to go grain free while introducing other real food items and holistic health into their daily lives.

Here she is with her first post for KLA:

It’s back to school time and no matter the situation, it’s always a big transition. The biggest adjustment comes for those kiddos who are starting school for the first time or the ones who have to start at a new school because of moving. Then your kids who are moving up a grade will have a bigger academic demand, a new teacher and possibly a change in their social circle.

So with all this going on,  let’s make their year full of fun and have some delicious lunches that will make your kid(s) the envy of all his/her friends!

See these yummy kid friendly ideas for what to make and pack in their lunches for their Back To School Lunch:

Bento box collage photo courtesy of

Bento box collage photo courtesy of

Don’t forget to also check out all the amazing Kid Friendly Food ideas on Pinterest!


Take a look at these really great ideas on fun ways to pack your kids lunch:

  • If your looking to use a traditional lunch box, you can make it more fun by  putting smaller containers and organizers that fit inside to give each food item it’s only little place:

EasyLunchboxes “Mini-Dippers” Small Dip and Sauce Containers, Leak-Resistant, Set of 8

thinkbaby BPA Free Bento Box, Orange

MIRA Stainless Steel 3 Container Set

Laptop Lunches Bento-ware Bento Buddies, 4 BPA-free Lunchbox Containers with Leak-proof Lids, Berry (B650w-berry)

Norpro 431 4-Piece Silicone Ice Pop Maker Set

  • Or instead of doing a traditional Lunch box you can go with a bento style lunch box that comes with the special compartments already built in:

Smart Planet EC-34 Large 3-Compartment Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box, Green


650ml Lunch Box Bento Box with a Green Bag / Made in Japan


Stainless Steel ECOlunchbox Three-in-One (Bento Style Lunchbox)


EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers “BRIGHTS” (Set of 4). BPA-Free. Easy-Open Lids (Not Leakproof)


  • Silicone cupcake liners make it fun and are great for holding and separating foods. The best part is they come in all types of colors and shapes!

Wilton Flower Silicone Fun Cups


Wilton Heart Silicone Baking Cups, 12 Count

Wilton Square Silicone Baking Cups, 12 Count

  • Then to top if all off you can use fun shaped cutters for fruits and veggies or fun animal food picks!

Kotobuki Food Picks for Bento Boxes, Colorful Zoo Babies

Stainless Steel Vegetable Cutters


Torune Food Cutter Molds & Food Picks Set (Mini-size) for Bento Decoration


Bento Decoration – Food Picks (Animal)


Don’t stress out if you have a busy schedule and need some help planning lunches, check out Momables, they have a great service that plans out the lunches and all you have to do is pack them!

Here are some other really great resources for lunch making

Grain-Free-Lunch-Box-Cover-194x300The Grain Free Lunch Box Idea book







The Paleo Kid Lunch Box: 27 Kid-Approved Recipes That Make Lunchtime A Breeze (Primal Gluten Free Kids Cookbook)





With all these fun ideas what kid wouldn’t love to help make their lunch or be super excited about the real food they are taking to eat.  They are definitely going to be showing off their creations to all of their friends!

What’s your child’s favorite food to have in their lunch? Do they have a special lunch box or container they love to use? Share you fun ideas with us!


Candance Holmes- I’m a very passionate mother who cares deeply about kid’s health, parenting, real food and living a healthy life. I’m on a journey to heal both my daughters and my own food allergies.




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