Packing healthy school lunches is a breeze when you have the right lunch box for the job!
And while lunch boxes can be made of plastic or stainless steel; all parents agree that having multiple compartments in one lunch box is key for packing lunches fast!
The list of recommended lunch boxes below is updated yearly -and I’ve tested a lot since I’ve been sharing fresh school lunch ideas on this website since 2010!
Compartmentalized lunch boxes are perfect for packing multiple ingredients while minimizing the number of containers in the lunch bag. Some are fully leak-proof, others are not, it just depends on the ingredients you add to the bento lunch.
Stainless steel lunch boxes are great for separating foods but are not leak-proof. While they’re a bit more expensive than their plastic counterparts, they’re built to last.
If you have multiple kids, pick a different one for each kid for longevity and flexibility.
Now that you have the right lunch containers, it’s time to fill them up with delicious food from my ebook, 101 Packed Lunches.
This video showcases some of the lunch boxes and explains the differences: